Spring: A Season of Colorful Equilibrium


"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium".

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of recent seasons.  Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and carefree days of summer.  Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure illuminate wardrobe this season.  Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year.  And Dazzling Blue, a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue.