A little over a month ago, Pantone announced their top 10 fashion colors for spring 2017. This means only one thing – the clothing lines for upcoming year are ALL about these 10 colors. Pantone colors are the main indicators for color choice when it comes to designers picking out their directions. Remember Rose Quartz last year rocking in every aspect you can imagine – from clothing to home decor?
These 10 colors are far from traditional and represent the current fashion industry extremely well. From deep vivid, almost neon, colors to very mild pastel tones, there’s a suitable tone for every taste – no matter if you wear warm colors or colder colors.
The inspiration for picking these particular colors came from the nature itself. As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, the colors express the full circle of nature: from sunny days like the Primrose Yellow to pristine waters like the Island Paradise showcases.
To help you mix and match these colors and get your wardrobe ready for the season, we have put together our top style picks that include these Pantone Fashion Colors.
What color will look the best on you?
Though Pantone colors have been chosen quite universally, meaning the undertones these colors have suit most skin and hair tones. However, as you know, not all colors will always look absolutely the best on you – we all have certain colors that emphasize our natural beauty far better than other tones.
Did you know that there aren’t any particular “cold” or “warm” colors?
Often, colors have been divided either under “cold colors” or “warm colors” (so cold colors would be blue, pink etc, warm colors would be greens, yellows etc). That’s not completely accurate. ALL colors have cold and warm undertones – there are warm blues and pinks as well as cold greens and yellows.
One of the most accurate ways to determine your personal color is to follow the 16 seasons color analysis. That method includes, as the name refers, 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. All those 4 seasons have 4 undertones: Tinted, Toned, Shaded and Pure, hence the name: 16 seasons. Your color depends on your skin tone, hair color and eyes. Therefore, not all of these 10 Pantone fashion colors might look good on you: Pantone Flame is definitely more suitable for Autumn-types while Kale looks great on Shaded-types.
If you are not completely sure yet, what season you are, I would recommend to head over to OutfitIdeas4You, where you can get inspiration and also can see what is your personal season.
Pantone Fashion Colors 2017 – A complete breakdown
Now that you know what colors look the best on you and you have had a little glimpse on what colors are the “IT” colors for the season, it’s time to figure out what you actually mix and match together. Therefore, we have put together 3 different outfits for each of these beautiful trendy colors.
PS: The colors on the outfit combos might not be the exact tones from the Pantone fashion color report BUT these combinations give you an idea how you could wear these Pantone colors as well.
The inspiration for choosing PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow as one of the 2017 trendy colors is the spring sun. Cheerful yet peaceful tone is without a doubt a wonderful addition to your spring outfit.
You can hardly ever go wrong with a peplum blouse, especially when the cut is as delicate as with this one. To let the yellow shine brightly, you can combine it with a classy pencil skirt and suitable pumps which as a whole make an effortlessly chic look.
For girls who are desire something edgier, this sleeveless jacket, especially in a Primrose Yellow tone, is the perfect asset for the upcoming spring. By the way, the jacket costs only $32.99 which I would say is a pretty good deal. Again, you can mix the yellow with full black outfit.
This look is for girls who love to dress casually. A loose shirt, comfy jeans and suitable boots never miss their mission, especially with a loose fitting coat. Believe it or not, but the coat is just $22.99!
Pale Dogwood is almost like the extended version of 2016 trend color Rose Quartz. The peaceful mild color reminds us purity and the beginning of a wonderful season that spring is.
This look is almost like the partner look for the chic Primrose Yellow outfit that combined a sleeveless coat with black details. In this case, the Pale Dogwood bomber coat is complimented by casual jeans, chic booties and a sexy yet mild sweater. Getting this whole look would cost you around $120! Imagine how many different combinations you can make with these 4 items .. the options are endless.
Back to the romantic and classy style, with this feminine outfit you will shine brightly. As mentioned earlier, you can mix many of these colors together with other Pantone fashion colors and in this case, the Pale Dogwood dress looks great together with Hazelnut details.
Just a pop of pink is all it takes to make the outfit stand out. You can dress full black, put on the pale cardigan and you have a look that is always stylish.
Neutrals have a very important role in any outfit, but there is a lot more to neutrals than just white and black. Hazelnut is the perfect companion to any of these fashion colors: imagine the beautiful beige tone with Primrose Yellow or Flame and you get a vivid yet perfectly balanced combination.
Hazelnut, as one of the neutral basic colors, is a tone that allows you to shop for latest fashion items without feeling guilty since you can mix neutrals with literally anything! Take this blazer as an example – though a little lighter shade of Hazelnut, it looks great with full white outfit.
This is the kind of an outfit you could easily wear on a day on the town – imagine yourself wearing this in a coffee shop, while chatting with your girls. It’s one heck of a stylish look and again, you can build 10-20 different outfits around this one same dress. Now sit down before reading this – the dress costs ONLY $9.99! Yep, you read that right!
Hazelnut is a great casual everyday color, also for colder times. These hazelnut booties together with fitting jeans and a badass leather jacket will keep you warm yet fashionable at the same time.
Island Paradise is the exact color you think of when you are reminding fresh spring water and beautiful clear blue sky. Almost icy, yet surprisingly mild, Island Paradise is a beautiful tone for any Summer-type fashionistas.
Quite frankly, this might be my personal favourite. Edgy outfit with an attitude – how couldn’t you love it?! Island Paradise is a perfect color reminding light blue jeans, hence you might see this color a lot especially around jeans stores.
It doesn’t take much to show your love towards this fashionable Pantone color. Take this outfit as an example – a full black outfit with just one tiny top that has a hint of Island Paradise. That’s all it takes!
Spring and trenchies go hand in hand. This marvellous coat is the perfect spring coat as again, the matching options are endless. Add booties and a nice warm dress and you’ll be good to go!
Is there any color that represents spring better? This refreshing color illustrates flourishing fauna and the blooming nature. If you want to showcase your love for the spring, this is the color to do it.
There’s almost no other color that would remind spring as much as Greenery. This warm shade looks great with any neutral tones, like this orange-brown skirt or beige booties. Though the outfit has a hint of sexyness, the mild cardigan tones it down a knotch and completes the look.
When we are thinking about cocktail dresses, green is not really the color that comes to mind, isn’t that so? Well, this dress proves it wrong. When combining with edgy details, like these thigh high boots, a classy clutch and a bit masculine jacket, you’ll have a great outfit that’s not only feminine but stylish as well.
This outfit is created with keeping in mind the cold weather that’s taunting many regions in spring. This coat fits perfectly with your favourite pair of jeans and nice masculine boots. As a whole, the look is great and you can still rock the fashion color, even if it’s cold outside.
We couldn’t imagine this color having any better name than Flame. This vivid red-ish orange suits for any woman looking to express her inner fire.
Combining any bright color can be a hard task but not if you match it with neutral tones. This outfit is again created for the colder times as the booties, sweater and stylish coat will always keep you warm.
Flame is the perfect color to match with your loved jeans – orange and blue tones go hand in hand. If you love matching colors together in your look, match the top togetehr with these strapped heels and you’ll have an outfit that represents the fashion color perfectly.
This look is perfectly classy and suitable for any fancier occasions, whether it is a dinner paty or something else. The pop of Flame is all it takes to make you stand out among the crowd. The sexy pencil skirt cut is timeless and will definitely impress everyone!
Tropical Pink Yarrow has a glimpse of magenta in it. Similarly to its’ vivid friend Flame, Pink Yarrow is a perfect color for those who’d like to get a trendy color burst in their look.
Similarly to some of the other outfits in our list, it’s easy to combine this bright fashion color with black details. You don’t need to go overboard – just the basic accessories will do the trick. The real beauty of the outfit is the dress!
With bright colors, the key is to keep everything balanced so in this look, you can combine your favourite casual items and add the cardigan which will add that necessary color pop. Black leggings, boots and a casual shirt are great base items to showcase the beauty of this Pink Yarrow cardigan.
This dress is reminiscent of 50’s style – the wide A-line dress is absolutely divine. Add just a few delicate accessories and you’ll be ready to go!
As Pantone has said, Niagara is the classic denim-like tone. This peaceful blue tone suits perfectly for classy girls yet it’s modern and cozy, fitting well for almost all styles. If you are a denim-lover this is the color to go for in spring 2017.
Similarly to Island Paradise, Niagara is also a great tone for girls valuing casual look. A simple sweatshirt and sneakers give you that color pop and that’s it! It couldn’t be easier!
This boho chic look combines together the powers of Niagara and Hazelnut. The dress gives you all the color you need so you can just match that with some nice neutral accessories and that’s it. If you’d like to emphasize your waistline, you can add a nice belt on the dress as well.
This look, though another casual look, is pretty much the perfect look for casual day on the town. Niagara reminds the authentic denim color which we all know and love. That dress showcases Niagara in its’ finest and it doesn’t even cost 30 dollars!
Is there anyone who hasn’t come across with kale yet? PANTONE 18-0107 Kale represents the healthy lifestyle behind the kale itself while it adds a beautiful natural touch to the color scheme – this is the exact color you see outdoors. As one of the neutral tones, it compliments perfectly the vivid Pantone fashion colors like Pink Yarrow or Flame.
Kale is by far the most popular color of all the Fashion colors and therefore it won’t be a hard task to find a suitable item in Kale tone. This look is again for a bit colder time – this Kale-toned bat sleeve cardigan will keep you warm and cozy while you still look trendy!
Kale, as a neautral tone, looks good with almost anything! Therefore, you can bet a coat in this fashionable tone is a purchase that will thrill you on a daily basis. It will look awesome in an casual outfit, just like this one here.
For those women looking for a bit classier look, this Kale colored top is the perfect base for such outfit. Match it with nice fitting skinny jeans, beige/hazelnut booties and a blazer that hugs your curves. This particular top will look good almost in all seasons and will definitely draw attention to your look!
Exotic Lapis Blue is royal-looking and deep, looking amazing on Shaded-type girls. The intense confident blue is chic and can easily become your new favourite color for the whole year of 2017.
As you might see, Pantone loves blue tones this season. Lapis Blue is a bit of a deeper, brighter tone than Island Paradise or Niagara, so it’s again a nice basic color without it overpowering the look. In fact, you can just get these blue velvet ankle boots (which cost by the way under $40) and you won’t need to look any further for the color pop.
You knew we couldn’t showcase this color without having at least one classy office-style look. The Lapis Blue shows its’ bonuses through these beautiful blazer. With a look like this, you will feel like on top of the world while rocking on your workplace.
Though usually, brighter deeper colors tend to overpower a look when used too much, this case is an exception. In fact, this is a full blue outfit! The center of attention is the beautiful dress. Combined with suitable accessories, the look is a whole and you wouldn’t even think it’s somehow too blue as everything fits together perfectly. Better yet, the dress costs barely a little over 20 dollars! That’s what we at Zerxza call a fine deal!