pantoneI know fall is barely just beginning, but the world of fashion and color forge ahead. Pantone, the world’s leading color authority, has recently released their report on what the hot colors will be for Spring 2014, and we have the rundown.

Based on the concept of “colorful equilibrium,” Spring 2014 will be filled with a mixture of pretty, soft pastels and bright, vivid shades. According to Leatrice Eiserman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “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.”

So what exact shades are part of this upcoming palette?

Placid Blue – a soothing and peaceful shade that reflects calmness.

Violet Tulip – a vintagey shade of violet, think old-lady chic.

Hemlock – “a summery, ornamental green,” Hemlock can easily be paired with bolder shades for a quick pick-me-up.

Sand – the ultimate neutral that can be paired with any of the pastels mentioned above or the more vibrant shades below.

Cayenne – hot and spicy, this lively shade of red is sure to inject liveliness and spunk into any outfit.

Freesia – a brighter than the sun yellow, this particular tone is warm and summery evoking dessert imagery and festive dance parties.

Cellosia Orange – another one of the sunset colors, this rich orange is an unexpected pop of color

Radiant Orchid – a counterpart to the much more muted Violet Tulip, this color makes a complimentary pair to its lighter cousin or to any of the brights and neutral forecast for the season.

Dazzling Blue – similarly, Dazzling Blue is Placid Blue’s louder, bolder cousin and works well across the board.

So are you excited to see what colors are sure to be hot this upcoming Spring? I know I am!

Image courtesy of Pantone.

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