Pantone Debuts Fashion Color Report Spring 2014



It’s opening day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, where the most esteemed designers are showing their spring 2014 collections—which also means it’s time to learn about the Pantone seasonal color picks. Fashion, like jewelry, goes hand in hand with some serious color decisions, so twice a year (timed with the fall and spring editions of MBFW), the color authority based in Carlstadt, N.J., debuts a Fashion Color Report.

Selections in the Pantone’s spring 2014 Fashion Color Report serve as a thorough overview of designers’ color choices in new clothing collections. Colors for women and men are as follows:

Women

PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue

PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip

PANTONE 15-6114 Hemlock

PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma

PANTONE 15-1225 Sand

PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia

PANTONE 18-1651 Cayenne

PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange

PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

Women's Pantone Color Fashion Report Spring 2014

Men

PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue

PANTONE 18-3718 Purple Haze

PANTONE 18-6216 Comfrey

PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma

PANTONE 15-1225 Sand

PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia

PANTONE 18-1651 Cayenne

PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange

PANTONE 19-2428 Magenta Purple

PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

Pantone color picks for men for spring 2014

According to Pantone executive director Leatrice Eiseman, “This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional, and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”