The strongest colours in the spring fashion palette are strawberry ice,
apricot gold, silver and blue. Brilliant blue is likely to gain in
popularity as the season progresses. Yet various sorbet tones create the tonal soft chalky dimension of many of
Spring 2007 seasonal fashion colours.
Sharp colour combinations
for spring 2007 include monochrome black and white prints or darkest navy
blue teamed or trimmed with red. Whilst black and white prints were quite a force on the catwalks, apart
from flurries of acid brights, designers generally favoured a muted palette.
Somehow that old black and white scheme is always fashionable.
This spring 2007 colour palette was of cream, grey, beige, soft pastel dusty pinks, silvery white,
palest lemon, mauve, lilac, cherry red,
brown, olive green and petrol blue. Think of the fondant colours of pink, blush, silver grey, cream,
lemon, peach or white icing.
Gemstone colours in rich slinky satins
were a favourite of Miuccia Prada for spring summer 2007. But you can expect to see a
much wider colour range since the high street retailers have wisely adopted
a much broader colour palette. Image above right is courtesy of Warehouse - details - metallic high
waist skirt £45/70, blouse £38/59, crop jacket £70/110.
The fashion trendsetter of today will make the most of metallic colour effects
in their wardrobe this spring and through 2007.
Pebbles and stones have the silver grey and putty tones of
fashion colours for spring 2007. In the retail world, this is illustrated by lots
of gleaming silver grey garments or creamy or coffee cream
clothes with texture on texture.
From winter reds and watermelon we find one of the leading
2007 colours is
Pantone's strawberry ice.
the icy crystals of strawberry sorbet and you have the main red tone colour of this
season's fashion colour palette.
This is good news, as Pantone is also predicting
the darker red colour chilli pepper
to be the main
fashion colour of 2007.
The softer strawberry ice will lead you gently into it, enabling
you to mix and match across the tonal range throughout 2007.
You can see how these two
Pantone colours strawberry ice and chilli pepper merge
seamlessly with each other in my colour blend image right.
Notice too the warm natural pinks and sandy browns
found in an earthy palette that will contrast well with black and dove grey.
Left - This dress picks up on several fashion trends with its
straight shift silhouette, contrast colour banded top, shoulder straps and
illusion hemline. It also has fashionable pockets and is of course red hot
on colour trends. It also marries another prominent colour for spring
in its organic print - that of tangerine. Tangerine will move
toward terracotta by autumn. but this is a colour you could buy into now.
This dress is a perfect sun dress.
On cooler days a sheer blouse beneath it would enable you to wear
it as a pinafore dress.
Debenhams Red Herring neon tree print dress worn with Kenneth Cole
platforms. Image courtesy of Debenhams Spring/Summer 2007 Womenswear.
blue, electric blue, brilliant ultramarine blue are a welcome return to the
fashion trends within the colour palette.
So many colours have a burnished metallic cast
like this fabric sample right. Remember all those Quality Street sweet
wrappers you smoothed out as child, or even as an adult, well those are the
just the colours that capture spring's metallic looks.
Acid lime greens
are lively and reminiscent of the acid bright colours of fads of
the 80s. Right - Dorothy Perkins Spring/Summer 2007 fashionable
lime tie-neck cardigan - £20/35.
Now for spring and summer 2007 sun dried rich ochre and terracotta gain
ground and move through tonal ranges. Brilliant neon
yellow and tangerine peach are prominent spring colourations for garments
designed to outshine not just the Mediterranean sun, but club lighting too.
This golden apricot colour bag, see right, is from Debenhams. Expect to
see many more coloured accessories in this rich dazzling golden yellow this
Banana yellow, dazzling yellow, acid lemon lime and lemon all vie for
attention. Yellow can be dampened down with cream, black or grey. In
gold has been one of
the season's hottest looks and it looks set to continue becoming richer
as it moves towards bronze tones.
Acid yellow strong and dazzling with high energy is for the sunniest of days
and favours those with bold personalities. Look out for acid coloured
Shock colours of acid neon yellow and gold brights enliven sober
neutrals like grey. But they also allow for some retro
effects such as 1960s Pucci style prints, 1980s power dressing and punk
dressing in primary vibrant electric colours.
Above Left - Image courtesy of Principles - Yellow 3/4 sleeve
jacket £45 and chocolate bow linen pleat skirt £37. Stockist Tel. No: 0870
122 8802 www.principles.co.uk
The warm earthen tones plus
violets have seen us through
is a spring 2007 fashion trend and it has warmed into hollyhock tones that will linger
for next autumn.
Sharper blue violets have moved toward
ultramarine as the
purples begin to warm up with more red tones.
The chalky pastel colours of the hue are of
summer romance - the softest blues, mauves, orchid pinks and the most
chalky violets all work especially well as sweet wrapper metallic colours.
Note the orchid pink metallic fabric sample image right.
The dress for evening
should be metallic, molten gold or silver.
Holographic and Pailette embellished mini-dresses have a sci-fi
appearance that negates the need for jewellery. The space age pieces or looks are best worn unadorned. By autumn Pailettes on dress will be a mainstay look so early investment will pay off
right through 2007.
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