With Spring 2013 ready to take over from Winter 2012, here’s a quick look at colour trends to expect next season. Be the first to sport these shades in your outfits – you’ll be the fashionista to set style trends among your friends!
Next year’s key colours are:
A varied palette of brights and neutrals create a balance between practicality and versatility. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, says, “The expression, ‘balancing act’ is something we all can relate to, as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives. The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new.”
Top designers share their inspiration for next season’s best hues:
And now for the most important question of all:
“Is there a colour that complements ALL skin tones?”
“Colour is very personal, and like all the senses, the sight of colour can trigger different memories and emotions. I don’t think there is one colour that is universally great on everyone, except maybe Black, which is a boring answer, but is forever chic.” – Carson Kressley, fashion consultant
“I avoid neutral pastels and washed-out colours because I have a greenish/olive undertone. The one colour that looks good on everyone is Navy Blue.” – Jin Soon, celebrity manicurist
“A vibrant shade of Pink is one colour that complements almost all skin tones.” – Colleen Sherin, senior fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue
“If I had to pick one colour, it would have to be Blue. It’s around us in so many shades – the sky, the sea – it’s nature’s perfect colour.” – Collier Strong, celebrity makeup artist
Emmagem’s opinion: It seems like Emerald is THE colour to watch next season (Pantone just announced it to be 2013′s colour of the year!) with hints of pastels thrown in for good measure. So, time to invest in more emerald-hued items! If you’re not a ‘colour’ girl, inject pops of bright shades into your outfits with trendy accessories, like bags or shoes.
P/s: Tangerine Tango (a bright, fiery orange) was selected as Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year.
Up next week: A sneak preview of fashion goodies coming your way for Spring 2013!
(Source and photos: pantone.com)