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PANTONE’S® top ten women’s colours for fall 2014
October 1, 2014
Pantone LLC, the world-renowned authority on colour and provider of colour systems, recently issued its Fashion Colour Report for fall 2014.
The global authority on colour, Pantone surveys the designers of the New York Fashion Week and beyond to report the season’s most important colour trends every year. Pantone’s recently issued Fall Colour Report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2014.
Executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, commented that: “This is a season of untypical colours—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colours and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall.”
So what can we expect? Reds are represented with the exotic and adventurous Sangria and the more sophisticated Aurora Red both guaranteed to add a sparkle of verve and glamour.
More mature reds are included in the form of two extremes of purple: the elegant and romantic Mauve Mist and the captivating and versatile Radiant Orchid. Either can be paired with the majestic and powerful Cypress Green for a winning combination.
Moving on from the sole green into the blues, we can look forward to seeing Bright Cobalt, its subtle green undertones giving it an exquisite twist on the more traditional Cobalt Blue. The evocative and dignified Royal Blue gives Navy a welcome boost of complexity and excitement. Pair Bright Cobalt easily with Sangria and Cypress, or try Royal Blue with Mauve Mist and Aluminium - a futuristic steel shade that serves as an adaptive, yet complex neutral.
Moving onto the final two colours to complete the women’s palette, we begin with Cognac. Much like Sangria, Cognac’s name evokes glamorous visions. Its air of mystique making it an ideal shade for evening wear. The final colour - Misted Yellow - adds a touch of warmth like a ray of sunlight.
Commenting on the women’s palette, Leatrice Eiseman said: “There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint.”
The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer, to manufacturer, to retailer, to customer. Next week, we’ll look at what Pantone predicts as the most prominent hues for the men’s palette.