According to the Pantone Press Report the top colours for women’s fashion for
Spring Summer 2010 from Pantone are:
Pantone Colours Spring/Summer 2010
PANTONE 12-0642 Aurora
PANTONE 15-0513 Eucalyptus
PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb
PANTONE 16-1219 Tuscany
PANTONE 12-1107 Pink Champagne
Colour Information & Text Courtesy
and Copyright of Pantone.
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2010 features the top 10
colors for women's fashion for spring 2010, along with designer
sketches, quotes and headshots, and is available free-of-charge.
The release of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with
the beginning of New York Fashion Week.
"Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to
spending," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the
Pantone Color Institute. "Instead of reinventing their wardrobe
at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement
what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece
or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the
need for practicality, as well as fun."
In addition to designer contributions, this season's report also
features commentary from fashion insiders and retail standouts
regarding the current consumer consciousness toward fashion.
Industry gurus highlighted in the report include Nina Garcia,
fashion director at Marie Claire and judge on Lifetime's
"Project Runway," Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC's "What Not to
Wear," and India Hicks, creative partner at Crabtree & Evelyn.
Contributors from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and
Links of London also weigh in from a retailer's perspective.
According to this season's report, vibrant brights add a sense
of excitement to the palette, especially when set against
practical neutrals that provide a safety net for cautious
Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters
and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical
Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures
feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue.
With more warmth than the typical spring navy, this particular
shade of blue is extremely appealing because of its brighter,
more energetic attitude. Like the scent of a blossoming flower,
Violet lends a romantic air to the warm-weather palette. This
intriguing purplish hue is a distinctive addition to any
Yellow has made its mark on fashion and spring will further this
trend with gleaming Aurora. Reminiscent of the first glimpse of
yellow as the sun begins to rise over the horizon, this
shimmering, slightly greenish yellow adds a bold infusion.
Energy continues to surge throughout the warmer hues, leading to
provocative Fusion Coral. This inviting orange connects directly
to tangy Tomato Puree, this season's classic red. Pair it with
Turquoise for a retro look.
Thoughtful, cautious neutrals provide a dependable backbone to
the brights of spring. Kick back and enjoy the bubbly luxury of
Pink Champagne. This delicate, wispy tint is the season's newest
neutral. The melding of Pink Champagne, Tomato Puree and Amparo
Blue is a refreshing take on the classic springtime combination
of red, white and blue.
Three additional neutrals round out the palette. Tuscany, a warm
beige hue, provides the perfect backdrop and works well as a
solid base with dynamic accents like Fusion Coral or Violet.
Dried Herb is the ultimate green neutral, pairing well with all
other colors. Ideal for bigger ticket items, cool Eucalyptus is
the eternal, practical gray. Choose this nuanced neutral and add
brightly colored exclamation points in shoes, jewelry and
The colors featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report are
culled from the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System, the most
widely used and recognized color standards system in the world.
Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion
Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color
inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to
create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report, which serves as a
reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts,
reporters and retailers.
Pantone Unveils Colour of the Year for 2010 as PANTONE 15-5519
They say: Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise
While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful
CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2009 –Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company
(NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider
of professional color standards for the design industries, today
announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue,
as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene
qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green,
Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a
languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the
world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.
“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in
the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive
director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be
a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing,
and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky.
Through years of color word-association studies, we also find
that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a
tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a
Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical
island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise
is a color that most people respond to positively. It is
universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and
translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and
cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in
the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals
and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic
maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and
is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.
In fashion, Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant
and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in
cotton and athletic apparel. Because of its versatility,
Turquoise is a great accent color in jewelry, purses, shoes,
hair accessories and even nail polish for women, and ties,
shirts and sportswear for men.
Left - Turquoise Tints Evening Maxi Prom Occasion Dress by Coast At
For brides wanting a flattering choice for attendant apparel and
accessories on their big day, Turquoise is now one of the nearly
200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy, a leading
manufacturer of bridesmaid, social occasion and flower girl
dresses, as well as destination wedding gowns under the labels
Dessy Collection, After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose Bridesmaid
and Sandals Destination Wedding Dresses. PANTONE WEDDING
exclusively from Dessy provides a collection of color tools to
make it easy for
brides to achieve perfectly color-coordinated
weddings – from inspiration to “I do.”
Additionally, Turquoise is one of 3,000 colors available in
Pantone’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint. PANTONE
Paints combine the accuracy of PANTONE Colors with the beauty of
high-performance Dutch paints. Perfect for a powder room or
bedroom, Turquoise is an evocative, spa-like hue that adds an
undertone of warmth and excitement to any cool space. In the
kitchen, Turquoise adds a unique flare to tabletop and
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated,
has been the world’s color authority for 45 years, providing
design professionals with products and services for the colorful
exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for
color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired
products and services for consumers. More information is
available at www.pantone.com.
X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and
technology. The company, which now includes color industry
leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports
innovative color solutions through measurement systems,
software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in
inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and
matching color helps users get color right the first time and
every time, which translates to better quality and reduced
costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing,
packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive,
paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further
information, please visit
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