Color Trends


Color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta

The color of 2023 is here! Pantone announced last week that the new color of the year for 2023 is “Viva Magenta.” This saturated hue combines pink and red to create a color found in nature that we can all love.

There are many variations of Viva Magenta in fashion as move into 2023. We will have choices between shades of pink and red, as well as shades of magenta. There will be a lot of choices from this color family. So, if Magenta isn’t your thing, but you love more of a true red or pink, you’re in luck! Your color will be out there!

I found a few fabulous items around the web in shades of magenta to kick off the new color of the year. I hope you love them!

How do you plan to wear Viva Magenta? I have my eyes on that sweater shown above, and I have a scarf I plan to put back into circulation. It is such a pretty color!

To learn more about the color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta, please visit Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy Viva Magenta!

XOXO
Cathy


Spring 2023 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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color swatches courtesy of Pantone, collage made by me

It is New York Fashion Week, and fashion month season! The spring/summer 2023 collections are starting to grace the runways, and a whole new color palette is coming our way. Love!

Last spring/summer, we enjoyed brighter colors, and playful hues which made it from the runways to the streets. The spring 2023 season is no different. Designers are opting for bright and playful colors in their collection, which will ultimately make it to the streets, and give us a happy, bright future. Love that!

Not into bright hues? That is not a problem! Designers are moving away from dark neutrals and looking for soft grey, soft brown, and few pastels to balance out the bright hues. When spring arrives, you can store your dark neutrals, your black (gasp!), and anything on the darker side in favor of bright colors, and select pastel hues. The spring and summer seasons will be bright, playful, and not-too-serious. Are you ready? I am!

Are you hesitating about the Barbiecore trend? There is a bright pink named “Beetroot Purple” in the spring color palette, so it appears that this cheeky hue will continue into 2023. So don’t be afraid to rock shades of bright pink now and into 2023. This color will stick around for awhile!

A few fall items in hues from the spring/summer 2023 color trends report:

What is your favorite hue from the spring 2023 color trends report? You can read Pantone’s full report online at Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my spring/summer 2023 NYFW recap!

XOXO
Cathy


Fall 2022 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Swatches on collage courtesy of Pantone / collage by me

Well, the color trends for fall/winter 2022/2023 are all over the place! Normally when the NYFW color trends come out, we have some sort of theme, vibe, and/or order to the top ten colors and top five neutral hues. Not this season!

Designers seem divided between traditional autumn hues, and bright summer shades. There is even a spring pink thrown into the mix. The neutrals evoke a resort vibe mixed with dark spring. According to Pantone, this color palette is a mix which represents rest and relaxation, as well as “non-conforming exuberant expression.” Well, I agree with that last part!

Bright colors are popular for the spring/summer 2022 seasons. So, they will be a great transition in early fall when temperatures are still warm. Instead of purchasing transitional pieces, we can layer up our summer wardrobe! Love that!

On the other hand, I have to wonder if we will be ready for a new color palette by the end of summer. If we rock brights during the spring and summer months, will we still crave them in the fall? I guess only time will tell. Otherwise, I have to say, I am excited about the autumn hues, and the darker colors from this palette. While I love brights, I plan to wear them a lot this spring and summer, so we shall see how I feel in August and September! What do you think?

A few bright hues to invest in now:

You can read the full fall/winter 2022/2023 color report by Pantone online here.

What do you think of the fall/winter 2022/23 color palette from NYFW?

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my trend report from NYFW!

XOXO

Cathy