Raise your hand if you had a difficult time coordinating Emerald Green this past years Pantone color! That bright shade of green with a bluish tint simply clashed with everything!
I’m sure you have seen The Devil Wears Prada, in the scene where Miranda clearly explains how the top fashion designers decisions trickle down to the mass market. I am fascinated and appalled at the idea that I clearly have no choice as to the assortment of colors from which I can choose if I want to be in style. Or do I?
Fun Fact: You hear about the Pantone color of the year, but have you ever wondered who actually decides this? It’s not the designers, it’s actually a company called PANTONE® founded in 1963 which is the global authority on color and provider of the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer to bride.
Alas, 2014 is a true beauty, Dazzling Blue 18-3949 a bright yet slightly muted.
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "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." Huh?
You have two choices- embrace or ignore.
Odds are you will be using Dazzling Blue in one form or another. So beat them to the punch.
Make a statement that says I'm trendy and fashion forward.