The Spring 2014 PANTONE colors were announced several months ago. Way back when we were focused on comfy sweaters, cozy coats, riding boots, crocheted beanies and holiday shopping. Now that warmer months will be arriving, hopefully sooner than later, I figured now was a good of time as any to bounce around online to see if my favorite brands and retailers were listening to Ms. PANTONE (I am assuming PANTONE is a women because how many men like to play with colors? I am guessing they are few and far between.)
Freesia Cardigan (14 color options) // Sand Clutch // Cayenne Flats (3 color options) // Dazzling Blue Earrings // Placid Blue Scarf // Violet Tulip Dress // Celosia Orange Necklace // Paloma Pleated Skirt // Radiant Orchid Wellies // Hemlock Belt (6 color options)
I was pleasantly surprised that my tried and true stores were indeed listening. I discovered that almost every color on this year's list was offered on their websites. If it weren't for this whole marketing ploy, announcing a "color" list every year, I would go about my business thinking, "That yellow cardigan is fun", "Love those pink flats", "Ooooh, that grey pleated skirt can go with so many things". I haven't even used of some of these words in a sentence until PANTONE published them. Celosia? Hemlock? I guess I can consider it an educational lesson. I am all for learning something new.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I did my first post on playing with color palettes for your wardrobe. Even though I didn't share a personal style or outfit inspiration today, after looking at all ten shades side-by-side, I have come to the conclusion that the Spring PANTONE line-up makes quite the happy family.
Last September, I did a post on this same topic. I was head over heels for the Fall 2103 shades, but they didn't quite mesh together for me. As in, I didn't think there were countless of options in terms of combining colors.
The upcoming season is a whole other song and dance. I already dreamed up several combinations with the pieces rounded up today. This PANTONE go-round offers vibrant brights, natural neutrals and soft, feminine tones. It's a fashion lovers dream. Okay, maybe I am coming across as a little too excited.
Or maybe it's just because I am ready for bare legs all day, sandals, Easter eggs, warm sunny skies, green grass and some color on my skin.
We are in the home stretch, ladies. I promise!