When Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada turned to Andy and started with ‘what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean’, we got an insight into how colour trends come to our stores. The rainbow for SS’19 has been identified by Pantone, consisting of 12 seasonal colours and 4 foundation colours. Which ones will you choose to feature in your wardrobe?
Let’s start with the foundation colours. From a creamy tan to a chocolate brown. Vogue reported a catwalk trend of ‘beige’ – in fact a spectrum of neutrals, being worn all on their own. So no need to rely on the spring time trench coat. Go head to toe with shades of beige and creams with an accent of tan or chocolate for your belt or bag.
With the 12 accent colours, Pantone’s colour of the year is a coral. Calling all blonde and brunette/black haired beings, you are going to rock this colour. For the rest of us, with a pale skin tone, it’s best we use it as an accent.
GQ in its report on fashion trends for men for SS’19, identified a green shade that made its way down many a runway. Ideal for anyone who has a fairer skin tone, this is your palette. Consider these shades of sage.
There is a ’90s revival this spring and summer and you can tap into those early rave days with accents of neon. I said ACCENTS. Don’t let your summer wardrobe edge towards the fancy dress box! Use these 3 colours as a guide to work from.
Good news, if you love vibrancy but the stratospheric neon brights scare the hell out of you; you have four more colours that will have you bang on trend – think hibiscus red through to mango tones.
So when those spring and summer collections start filtering through to your favourite fashion store, you will be in no doubt that it started on the runway, picked by a whole fashion industry, curated, defined and named by the folks at Pantone.
It wasn’t by chance or magic. So happy shopping in a few weeks’ time, when the collections start to appear. And in the words of Miranda in the film…’that’s all’!
Photo credit: Header photo by Artem Bali on Pexels. Colour swatches c/o Pantone