Color Trends


Spring 2022 Color Trends from Pantone and NYFW

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/Swatches on collage courtesy of Pantone /

New York Fashion Week is underway! This means new and fabulous trends to covet for the upcoming spring/summer 2022 season. On the first day of New York Fashion Week every season, Pantone releases their color report which features the top colors from the runways in New York. Of course, they are always fabulous.

The spring 2022 season looks to remain bright, but maybe not as bright, as spring 2021. Designers are favoring vivid hues as well as breezy shades of neutrals. It looks like the perfect season to go pastel one day, and vivid the next! Love!

I am a huge blue fan. These shades of blue are getting me excited for a new wardrobe in the spring season. I will definitely need one! Not only is the stay-at-home thing over, if you have been following along, you know I lost thirty pounds this year. So, a new wardrobe next spring will be in order.

My two favorite colors from the spring/summer 2022 color palette are “Glacier Lake” and Harbor Blue.” Which colors are your favorites?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Fall 2021 color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Top ten colors from the NYFW runways for fall/winter 2021/22 from top left: Fuschia Fedora / Mykonos Blue / Spring Lake / Leprechaun / Illuminating (color of 2021) / Rhodonite / Adobe / Pale Rosette / Root Beer / Fire Whirl /

Well, the fall looks bright! New York designers are looking towards a bright and cheery autumn season, which will stay bright and cheerful through the winter 2022 season. We should expect fun, lighthearted color combos on store shelves for fall 2021, which evoke feelings of happiness, hope, and exuberance. After all, by the time fall hits store shelves, the majority of us should be vaccinated, and this pandemic should be behind us. Fingers crossed!

There is noting like bright colors to lift one’s mood; especially yellow which is proven to lighten the mood. I’m looking forward to mixing light neutrals with bright hues when temperatures start to cool off in the autumn season. It will be a different feeling than the usually dark and somber fall season. We should all be cheerful and living the good life as things return to normal. Again, fingers crossed!

I think Fuchsia Fedora for all is a fabulous idea, and I also find myself drawn to Mykonos Blue, and Spring Lake. Those are definitely my three favorite colors from the fall 2021 palette. Now, let’s chat neutrals:

Fall 2021 neutral color trends from Pantone and NYFW

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Top neutral color trends, NYFW  & Pantone from top left: Coconut Cream / Ultimate Grey (color of 2021) / Soybean / Olive Branch /

These have to be the lightest fall neutrals I have witnessed in my career. They look like spring colors! While olive is a traditional fall shade, this one is lighter; like a spring olive hue rather than an autumn color. I think it will be fun to see how designers use it on cool weather clothing. I love the light mood for fall!

Well, there you have it. Like spring, designers are keeping a cheery color palette for 2021, and defying traditional autumn hues. I love the happy and uplifting colors we are seeing for autumn, and I look forward to brightening cold winter days in something bright, like Fuchsia Fedora! What do you think?

Shop spring clothing which reflects fall 2021 color trends online:

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for my NYFW coverage for the fall/winter 2021/22 season this coming week!

XOXO
Cathy

*Color swatches courtesy of Pantone. Read Pantone’s report online here.


Color of the year 2021 Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

Photo courtesy of Pantone

The color of 2021 is here! Pantone has announced that it is, once again, a double color year. Last time we saw two colors as the color of the year was in 2016. So move over Classic Blue! There is a new color, um-shall we say colors, in town!

Pantone feels that yellow and grey, otherwise known as “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Gray,” are colors which evoke a feeling of happiness, fortitude, and hope. Personally, I feel that with yellow, but the grey is throwing me.

In my mind, grey is dull and sad. While I love it as an alternative to black in fashion and interior design, I don’t look to the color grey for inspiration or feelings; to me it is too sad a color. On the other hand, yellow is well-known to evoke happiness and positive energy. I always love yellow as a ray of sunshine and hope; but grey confuses me!

Pictured: yellow tote (currently sold out, also love this one) / grey loafers / grey scarf /

I am looking forward to enjoying yellow in the new year, but grey will be an accent color for me; not one which evokes any uplifting feelings. What are your thoughts on the color of the year 2021?

You can read all about it at Pantone.com.

Shop my grey accessories and fabulous yellow handbags around the web:

Do you think you will wear yellow and grey in the new year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy