The Pantone Colours of Spring 2013

What will spring 2013 look like in terms of colour? According to Pantone, a little something like this…

While the colours are fresh and bright, they are not quite as bold as what we saw last year. The neutral tones are more subtle and almost fade into the background and there is a strong green influence for 2013. Greens are predicted to span all spectrums as we see undertones of blue, grey, and yellow in the top shades.

Orange is still very much around, but it is much softer than Tangerine Tango, the 2012 Pantone Colour of the Year. Nectarine and Vibrant Orange are more wearable and livable for a greater number of people.

For those who expect the fashion and home colour trends to be identical, notice that it just isn’t the case. Many of the fashion colours are shown in similar hues within the interior palettes, but none are identical. The influence and subtleties of the colours can, however, be seen throughout all the collections. We certainly have not returned to the pastel prevalence of the 80s, but overall, colours are less intense and saturated.

The rumour is that one of the 2013 fashion trend colours will be the 2013 Pantone Colour of the Year. Any predictions as to which one it will be?

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