Color Trend Report: Spring 2017

Those of us who like to plan our wardrobe purchases in advance can start budgeting for Spring 2017 shopping… what can we expect?

A quick summary suggests that the Spring ’17 colors are essentially a lighter and more ethereal version of the Autumn ’16 colors.  (Pantone credits, of course)

13-075520tcx Primrose Yellow  flame_430023_i0  Flame

cyq82u2usaa0a8e Hazelnut               13-140420tcx   Pale Dogwood

15-034320tcx Greenery                bacb22d1867053e1f9f2a60d8c077201 Kale

cch65-yuaaa3eug Pink Yarrow          17-412320tcx Niagara

lapis_lazuli_429409_i0  Lapis Blue             mpc00091296-2 Island Paradise

Autumns are going to have the opportunity to snag light-weight dresses in their bright colors, as well as some great greens.  (Primrose Yellow, Flame, Greenery, Kale).  Autumns don’t always have this opportunity, so if that’s your season, I’d advise putting a bit extra by for investment accessories in patterns and fabrics that evoke springtime.  (Hazelnut is also a great Autumn color, so if you’re looking for a bit of aether in your vibe, grab it in 2017).

Winters will have the opportunity to see if Pink Yarrow is strong enough to suit them, and can always rely upon white to bring a bright springtime vibe.

Summers should definitely count on Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Island Paradise, and Lapis Blue giving them a wardrobe boost.  The most unusual color there is Niagara, so if soft, greyed blues suit you – this would be a great year to see if you can’t find a silk blouse in that color (Niagara practically begs to be displayed in silk or linen).

Oddly, Springs don’t get much in the way of color for Spring 2017!  Lapis Blue is a Spring color, Island Paradise might warm up enough in the hands of some designers, and a print with Primrose Yellow, Kale or Greenery  *might* suit – but check those swatches, ladies!  Softer springs might make good use of Pale Dogwood, and if you like a lingerie inspired look, of course that’s a great bet.

Excepting the three bright colors, I see a very solid, muted palette, evoking more the heat of Summer and classic Summer prints than the bright insanity of Spring.

What color do you have your heart set on?



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