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Top ten colors for spring 2016 from Pantone

spring 2016 top ten colors pantone

Graphic courtesy of Pantone

From left: Lilac Grey, Serenity, Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Iced Coffee, Limpet Shell, Green Flash, Buttercup, Snorkel Blue, and Fiesta.

Pantone has released the top ten colors for the spring 2016 season from New York designers. They offer a mix of vivid hues, pastels, and one neutral tone.

In the color palette above, you can see a beautiful blush hue. This color has been around for a few seasons now, and is currently popular for the fall 2015 season. It is also extremely important for spring 2016. Many designers are favoring this blush hue for spring which is named “Rose Quartz.”

Designers are showing Rose Quartz with other top ten hues such as Peach Echo, Serenity, and Lilac Grey.

Serenity, which is a fabulous light periwinkle color, is being shown often with Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue, and Buttercup.

Snorkel Blue has been paired with Iced Coffee, Buttercup, and Peach Echo by many designers for the spring 2016 season.

Buttercup, which is a cheery yellow hue, is being shown with Snorkel Blue, Serenity, and Lilac Grey.

Limpet Shell is being shown with Peach Echo, Rose Quartz, and Iced Coffee.

Lilac Grey, which is my favorite color from the top ten for spring 2016, has been paired with Green Flash, Fiesta, and Iced Coffee by designers for the warm weather season.

Fiesta is being shown with Green Flash, Snorkel Blue, and Limpet Shell for a playful, vivid color story for spring.

Iced Coffee is lone neutral in Pantone’s spring 2016 top ten color chart. This soft, cool neutral is being paired Serenity, Rose Quartz, and Lilac Grey.

Green Flash, which was the beautiful, vivid green hue on Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2016 runway, is being paired with Snorkel Blue, Limpet Shell, and Serenity for the warm weather season.

Rose Quartz has been on many runways this week at New York Fashion Week for spring 2016. Lela Rose favors Rose Quartz with Iced Coffee for the spring season while Christian Sireno has paired Rose Quartz with Peach Echo. Rebecca Minkoff is pairing Rose Quartz with Lilac Grey and Peach Echo while Rachell Pally has opted for Rose Quartz to be paired with Lilac Grey and Serenity.

I am in love with Pantone’s spring 2016 top ten most popular colors from designers in New York. My favorites are Serenity, Lilac Grey, Snorkel Blue, Green Flash, and Rose Quartz. Which colors are you excited about?

To learn more about spring 2016’s top ten colors from New York designers, please visit pantone.com.

New York Fashion Week outfit day one

new york fashion week outfit for septembernyfw day 1

Pictured: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: Charlotte Tilsbury Miss Kensington / Shirt: Ellen Tracy / Necklace: ModCloth / Culottes: Vince / Ring: 2 Bandits / Nail Polish: Chanel Chataigne / Handbag: Givenchy / Shoes: Prada

New York Fashion Week started on September 10, 2016, and calling it a rainy day is an understatement! Torrential downpour might be a better way to describe the crazy weather!

After leaving 102 degrees behind in the San Francisco Bay Area, and arriving in New York to a cool 80-something, the rain was welcomed. The only challenging part was trying to make my way from show to show in the rain!

The logistics for fashion week are downright insane. I spent half the day in a cab or Uber car. There were a few moments when I found myself walking a little bit too much in the rain; and high heels. I was on my feet from roughly 8:30am to 10pm. It was a long day and my heels were as comfortable as high heels can be. Thank goodness for the chunky heel trend!

Day one of New York Fashion Week was a fun one! I saw Nicholas K, Leanne Marshall, Marissa Webb, Malan Breton, and Yuma Yang. Justin Nunez went to Desigual and photographed the show for me since it was at the same time as Marissa Webb. His photos are amazing, I cannot wait to share them with you!

Since it was a long day, wearing culottes and chunky heels was a comfortable yet city-chic way to get through the day. I felt dressed up yet un-fussy. I never thought I would wear culottes, and here I am! Yikes! I actually like them, is something wrong with me?

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates on New York Fashion Week through my eyes.

Photo credit: Laura Adney