Pantone Color- Spring 2016 List: The Gender of color
Pantone releases a seasonal color report to show the current trends of the season. The upcoming spring 2016 colors follow the direction of the rich, vibrant hues of the 2016 Pantone color of the year. Included in Pantones spring 2016 Fashion Report are Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Fiesta, Iced Coffee and Green Flash. Many colors on this springs Pantone Color report are gender neutral which follows the gender neutral trend. As the world becomes more conscious of the role gender plays in fashion, more unisex tones are featured in fashion. The influences for the colors in the spring report for 2016 are based upon the desire to gravitate towards a calming palette and to transport us to a happier and sunnier place. To understand this years Kids Fashion Trends Spring 16 read our article about the newest trends for spring.
Pantone Colors, The Desire to Breathe and Reflect
The inspirations for Pantones spring palette can be put into two categories: calming neutral tones and vivid bright colors, which represent playful escapism. Colors like Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Iced Coffee and Limpet Shell make us desire for relaxation. These soothing colors promote peace and calm while maintaining their striking appeal. Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute explains that “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”
Pantone Color, Fun, Excitement and Optimism
Pantone’s spring colors in Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Green Flash and Fiesta are strong, attention grabbing statement makers. These vivid, bright colors are definitely meant to inspire playful high energy and an escape to more nostalgic, happier times. These particular colors made the list for the bold reminisce of the color usage many influential artists of past utilized in their paintings. The fascinating color intensity may be why the colors are being incorporated in many children’s clothing lines effectively standing out from falls more somber colors on the market.
How the Pantone Spring Colors Appear in Children’s Fashion
European designers are making it a priority to find subtle ways to incorporate the colors in their lines. This is why on Euro runways, petite models showcase the eye catching colors in a sophisticated way. The child models can be seen wearing intense prints and hues featured from the color report in various style trends from this year. This just shows that the Pantone Color Report truly has a hand in influencing children’s fashion. Check back on our blog to read more about the Pantone color for future seasons.