A new season means a new kaleidascope of colour arriving in the shops – and Spring, with it’s bright, cheerful shades, is always my favourite. This year the powers that be at Pantone have predicted a cooler, softer palette of colours, offset with subtle warm shades, so there really should be something for everyone.
I can’t remember the last season that didn’t have blue as a trend, and Spring 2015 is no exception. This year we see not one, but 3 shades of blue come to the forefront:
- Aquamarine – Cool and calming, ethereal, with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.
- Scuba Blue – An invigorating turquoise, conveys a sense of carefree playfulness.Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energizing shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.
- Classic Blue – Reliable and thoughtful, inspires calm, confidence and harmony.Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as with the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.