Spring Fashion Colors 2013
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Its time to check our our go-to source for fashion color advice – Pantone’s “Spring Fashion Color Report Spring 2013″.
Spring Fashion Colors 2013 for Women
According to Pantone’s “Spring 2013 Women’s Fashion Trend Colors”:
The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues. Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, while Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. From one extreme to the other, combining all three greens presents an intriguing choice much like Mother Nature intended.
Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations. Try pairing it with exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman’s wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red.
Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor while cheerful Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.
Signifying the time of day when everything starts to wind down, Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season’s newest neutrals. For an unexpected mix, pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine. A warm neutral, Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring. Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue. Anchoring Monaco Blue is a classic shade that offers both stability and depth to the entire palette. Combine Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.
Spring Fashion Colors 2013 for Men
According to Pantone’s “Spring 2013 Fashion Trend Colors for Men”:
As the name implies, Tidal Foam is reminiscent of the sea washing onto the shore, driven by the force of the waves. With its slight hint of green, it’s this spring’s answer to khaki as the perfect neutral. Emerald remains a powerful and brilliant jewel tone, perfect for men’s accessories and sportswear. Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green, as well as Dusk Blue, reminiscent of the calming tones of an evening sky, both act as staple, yet novel neutrals.
Anchoring Monaco Blue naturally has an air of masculinity, providing stability and depth to the palette. Pair it with Grayed Jade and Emerald for a strong, classic mixture. Alloy, a reliable mid-tone gray, is a necessity for spring. An easy, lightweight alternative to Black for the warmer months, Alloy makes a strong statement without the weight. Linen, an off-white, complexion-flattering hue, pairs well with many colors. Look for it combined with Grayed Jade, Alloy or Monaco Blue for classic combinations that balance light, mid and deep tones.
Dynamic and exciting Poppy Red plays a vital role in men’s fashion trends for spring and summer. Vibrant Orange, an animated, striking hue, provides vigor and enthusiasm. The robust yellow found in Sunflower offers an earthy, Dijon-like flavor, that when combined with Emerald and Monaco Blue, creates a sophisticated update to a familiar combination.
The original articles “Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013″, “Spring 2013 – The Balancing Act”, and “Spring 2013 – Soothing Neutrals and Energizing Brights” were originally published by Pantone.
Spring Fashion Colors 2013 for Photos
More than any other time of year, spring is the time to take advantage of bright colorful spring clothing and accessories!
Bright textured sweaters, stylish boots, knits and tights, colorful blouses, tops and subtle prints, sport coats, fun necklaces…there are so many fabulous spring clothing options for family pictures.
Light neutrals and bright pops of color tend to look great in printed pictures too – especially with the current popularity of bright vibrant printed color.
And the best thing about tacking pictures in spring is that the weather gives you so many clothing options. You can do a cute dress, or an awesome knit and pants, boots, a fun purse and scarf – and for the guys – a sport coat and jeans or a classic wool sweater and scarf.
There are so many texture and layering options in spring that you can completely change a picture by simple wardrobe changes – like starting with a dress, knit sweater and boots for pictures with the kids in an apple or cherry orchard in full blossom, then taking off the knit, changing the boots to a pair of bright fun shoes and you have a more sophisticated look for a few pictures with your husband on a trail through a landscape full of bright spring flowers.
I’m thinking that a series of big canvas prints in the 2013 spring colors would look great to brighten up our newly refinished family room…now I just need to go shopping….
If you want some great clothing ideas for spring pictures, check out our article “Spring Picture Clothing Ideas – What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures”.
What 2013 Spring Fashion Colors Do You Like?
Do you have any favorite spring fashion colors? What colors do you think will work well together. Are there any 2013 spring fashion colors that you won’t be wearing?