According to Pantone, we explore colours that are “real” and “unreal”, absent and present and a blend of what is in between. We are blessed with the colors that are simple, honest, modest and stronger, more saturated tones that make a bold statement. From colours that are illuminating and dramatic to those that narrates a sense of decency, the colours for 2017 are the hues that create an aura of Mother Nature around us. The traditional approach of imagination is renewed this year. Fashion colour report initiates a colour spectrum of emotions and feelings. From the warmth of sunny days and desire to escape into deep water, the 2017 Colour Trends symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature.
The latest Pantone shade spins around the colour of year-Greenery, which speaks our desire to express, explore, experiment and reinvent. Most obviously, environment today refers to the “go-green” movement-which, while not a revolutionary idea in 2017, has reached a climax this year. But beyond just the natural environment, the color reflects the divided social and political landscape too. Greenery is not a “green with envy” hue, unlike 2013’s color of the year, Emerald, which symbolized luxury. Greenery actually taps into the opposite: ‘minimalism’. Nature is free, and the color is meant to be a strong supporter.Fashion bangs with amazing sets of ten colours which are a mixture of vitality and relaxation. Leading the charge are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue in the top three slots, respectively, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Ranking sixth through 10th, are Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut.
Every colour speaks a unique story, let’s see what the Pantone shades of 2017 have to tell us-
Comfortable, dependable and relaxed, this denim like blue is forever and lead the fashion circuit this year. Niagara ace the Fashion Color Report as the most extensive colour for 2017. The hazy ozone shade of blue colour reflects our desire for ease and relief.
Along with several of the other Top 10 colors, this sunlight one is alike a flower and a reminder of nature. By contrast, Primrose Yellow glitters with warmth and energy. Welcoming us into its instant compassion, this joyous yellow shade leads to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.
When it comes to blues, navy is given as a spring color. Lapis Blue is a way of bringing in a bit more intensity, adding a little more enthusiasm with an inner radiance or pearl essence. Women are looking for a change, they’re looking for fun or some drama in fashion. Lapis Blue conveys even more strength and confidence, this intense blue shade is inspired with an inner radiance.
This red-fused orange definitely has a lot of heat in it and is strong, lively and undoubtedly a pretty party color. It’s very theatrical and electrifying, you’re definitely going to turn heads when you wear that color and walk into a room.
A refreshing cool blue, this shade found its way and the color alone made one feel it was spring. Its name alone brings to mind beautiful bodies of water that make daydreamers want to dive right in. An energizing blue-green shade illustrates to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is symbolic of tropical settings and our aspiration to get free.
Color followers might see this one as an extension of Rose Quartz, which shared the 2016 Color of Year title with Serenity. The ongoing tranquil mood is a calm and composed pink shade that regenerates an aura of purity and innocence. The soft touch, lightness and airiness of essence of Pale dogwood infuses a healthy glow.
There’s a growing desire to reconnect with Nature and what is real. Greenery calls to mind the ‘re-’ words: refresh, revive, restore, renew, replenish, regenerate, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, re-oxygenate. And the yellow pigment in Greenery references the sun, the symbolic light that people need in these times.
Festive, vibrant and flamboyant, Pink yarrow is a colour women know well since it has been an outstanding cosmetic color for years. Put it in a garment and you’re always going to get compliments. It is a playful and mystic hue that fascinates attention lifts up the spirit.
Beyond juice bars and restaurants, this leafy green vegetable extends its popularity in the colour ramp of this year. Attributing it as oxygenating, taking a breath of fresh air, a healthy lifestyle, kale is another way of representing our desires to connect to the nature. This lush green hue brings out the excellent complementary background to the more bright and vivacious tones in the palette.
Hazelnut brings something new to the colour palette of S/S 2017, with transparent undertones. It brings a beautiful contrast to saturated tones. Hazelnut exposes softer, neutral, mid tone and natural earthiness. It speaks to the idea of transitional color that actually can be worn all year.