Color Trends


Spring 2018 Color Palette | Top 12 colors for spring

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photos courtesy of Pantone

New York Fashion Week spring 2018 has begun! This means we have a whole new world of color to look forward to when the new, warm weather season is upon us. Pantone has announced the top 12 colors from the spring 2018 color palette, according to designers in New York; and they are fabulous!

In past seasons, Pantone has announced the top 10 colors for spring. This year instead of sticking to 10, we have the top 12 colors for spring 2018. In addition to 12 colors in the spring 2018 color palette, Pantone has announced the top 4 classic colors for spring 2018. This is groundbreaking!

The classic hues we will see this spring 2018 will be navy, pale grey, pale beige, and off-white. Otherwise known as “Sailor Blue,” “Harbor Mist,” “Warm Sand,” and “Coconut Milk.” I guess the fancy names always sounds better. haha

These timeless colors, which happen to be hot for spring, will compliment the seasonal colors from Pantone’s top 12 color palette. The top 12 colors for spring include cheery hues which are vivid yet not bright. We are moving away from muted tones, and neon tones. Spring 2018 will be more of a “true color” type of season with hues that reflect a happy mood.

Since this is the time of year when we are looking at our spring and summer wardrobes, deciding what to keep or give away, this spring 2018 color palette gives us a guide as to what we should hang onto for next year, and what we should sell or donate. If you have any clothing, shoes, or handbags which fit into the spring 2018 color palette, be sure to hang onto them for next year! In fact, since the weather is still warm, be sure to rock these items now! You will be a year ahead of the fashion timeline. Love that!

Some designers have begun showing their spring/summer 2018 collections today in New York. I will arrive in New York on Friday and start to bring you live coverage of the shows! Stay tuned for more trends from New York for the upcoming spring and summer 2018 season!

What do you think of the spring 2018 color palette? Which color is your favorite?


Pink for summer 2017

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wearing: ivory tassel earrings / pink ruffle blouse / lipstick / Cult Gaia bag / black leather watch / boyfriend jeansnail polish / pale pink wedge espadrilles

Pink is here to stay! At least for now. . .

Pink for summer 2017 has taken on many forms for the warm weather season. While the runways gave us blush, aka “Pale Pink,” aka “Millennial Pink” (why do they get their own color?), and also bright pink; the streets have given us pink in every shade imaginable. Seriously though, why does the Millennial generation have their own color? If they get their own color, those of us in GenX should have our own color too! Right?? Ugh, but I digress, we are chatting about pink for summer 2017.

Designers showed pink in every way, shape, and form, for the warm weather season.  This means, we can rock the pink trend through apparel, accessories, and/or beauty products. Love that!

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pink beauty products: lipstick / bright pink nail polish / medium pink nail polish

Of course pink nail polish is an easy way to rock the pink trend everyday of the week without having to think about incorporating pink into our wardrobes. As pretty as pale pink nail polish is for summer, I prefer medium and bright pink hues.When it comes to lipstick, any shade of pink looks amazing in my humble opinion.

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wearing: rose gold cuff / rose gold and black leather watch / rose gold bracelet paired with watch / pink tote / pink floral dress

Although designers have been steering towards mirrored silver accessories as we move into 2017, rose gold is still relevant and on trend. Rose gold is amazing because it blends with any shade of pink; or works as a way to rock the pink trend if you don’t want to actually wear pink. There is also something fresh about rose gold since it has not been as on trend as it is right now, in a few decades. This could be why I am so drawn to rose gold. Addicted!

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Of course, the most obvious way to rock the pink for summer 2017 trend is to wear it! You can see this outfits details here. I love mixing all shades of pink for summer, it has a feminine and light look to it which is fabulous on hot days.

What is your favorite way to wear to pink for summer 2017? Are you rocking it in full, or adding touches through accessories or beauty products?

Here are a few fabulous pink items for summer 2017 from around the web.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Green and blue for spring

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Wearing: ivory tassel earrings / YSL lipstick / Banana Republic dress / Kendra Scott ring / Chloe Drew / Gucci Swan nail polish / Aquazurra shoes

One of the big color trends for the spring 2017 season is to wear green and blue together. I love how the two colors look with each other. Since green, blue, purple, and pink are my favorite colors, wearing any combination of them makes me happy!

I wore this outfit over the weekend to attend a fundraiser with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Although this was perfect for the green-themed occasion, it is a dress I know I will find myself reaching for over and over again throughout spring; and this summer too! After all, “Greenery” is the color of the year! Therefore, all things green are fabulous! Love!

What do you think of green and blue together for the spring 2017 season? Is it a color trend you might find yourself wearing too?

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

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