The Pantone Spring 2013 colors have been announced.
According to Pantone: “This season’s color palette emphasizes the need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”
What’s the significance of these colors?
To create this seasonal palette, Pantone polls fashion designers each season regarding their color inspiration, use, and philosophy for the upcoming season.
For Spring 2013, designers chose to balance the bright Poppy Red, Nectarine, and Lemon Zest with updated neutrals like Linen, Grayed Jade, and Dusk Blue.
They selected the deeper, classic Monaco Blue as a grounding color that works with all of the colors in this palette.
To pull in a touch of Nature, this palette places a lot of emphasis on greens – from yellowish Tender Shoots to bluer Emerald.
The designers who participated in this survey see African Violet as a statement color to use in unexpected combinations with the other colors.
Here’s a different view of this palette – I turned it into a kaleidoscope (although if you crochet, you may be thinking “granny square” ) -
How might the Spring 2013 colors
relate to your jewelry?
These colors will be prevalent in a lot of products you’ll see in early 2013 – clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags, etc.
You might want to use some of the colors in this new palette in your jewelry designs.
Or you might want to use completely different colors that would look fantastic with clothes in these Spring colors.
Or you might just enjoy checking out these colors, and then doing something totally unrelated with your jewelry.
What I like about these colors
I think that overall, it’s a cheery-looking palette. And as a fan of earthy greens, I especially like the Tender Shoots color.
I’m also intrigued by the possibilities with the new neutrals – the Linen, Grayed Jade, and Dusk Blue.
What do you think about this
Spring 2013 color palette?
Do you have any most-favorites or least-favorites in this palette?
Do any of these colors inspire you?