As we settle into autumn – getting just a taste of the brisk air, changing leaves and cozier fashions – it’s only natural to reminisce about springtime, longing for the season’s glowing spirit. Fueling our cravings for a hint of summery vibes, Pantone Inc. has already released its official Fashion Color Report for spring/summer 2017. Presenting a palette of hues reminiscent of those found in nature – not to mention those unveiled on the runways of New York Fashion Week – the impending season’s color selection offers bright and vivid tones conveying a sense of ethereal earthiness. Each swatch evokes an emotion tied to the season, capturing the feelings of all things warmth and sunshine that we yearn for during the seasonal shift.
Keeping in line with the genderless trend that’s sweeping the fashion realm and beyond, this season’s hues can be enjoyed by guys and gals alike. An array of stunning blue tones – from vibrant aqua Island Paradise, to dependable denim-like Niagara, to rich and intense Lapis Blue – brings forth ideas of pristine waters, relaxation and pure radiance. Invigorating and fiery, joyful Primrose Yellow and Flame – a reddish orange shade – inject sentiments of enthusiasm and excitement on hot sunny days, while equally festive Pink Yarrow adds tropical flair. Rooted in sustainability and vitality, Kale green serves as an ode to the great outdoors and a nourished lifestyle; Greenery with yellow undertones is evocative of thriving foliage; and Pale Dogwood, a soft pink tone, illustrates a healthy glow. Meanwhile, Hazelnut is the key neutral whose warm beige undertones pair perfectly with its more vivacious counterparts.
Take a peek at the must-have hues in the palette – which will translate perfectly to the season’s hottest eyewear and sunwear styles – below