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Trend Watch: Spring 2013 Color Trends

by Sree Roy | February 26, 2013

This season addresses consumers’ desires for self-expression, balance, and the need to re-energize. The color direction builds upon these needs with a palette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance, according to the Pantone Color Institute. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand attention and earn an appreciative glance.

“The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives,” says Leatrice Eiseman, the institute’s executive director. “This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression, and excitement.”

The Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013 predicts that emerald (shown, and named by Pantone as the “color of 2013”), African violet, tender shoots, poppy red, and six other hues will make up the spring palette. View the full report at www.pantone.com/spring2013.

Nails by (left to right): Marcia Burtlow, Curlz, Clipx, & Tipz, Nampa, Idaho; K. Abercrumbie-Gathers, Portable Polish Mobile Nailcare, Charlotte, N.C.; Elizabeth Fernandes, vlsnails, Boston

Nails by (left to right): Marcia Burtlow, Curlz, Clipx, & Tipz, Nampa, Idaho; K. Abercrumbie-Gathers, Portable Polish Mobile Nailcare, Charlotte, N.C.; Elizabeth Fernandes, vlsnails, Boston

 

View a slideshow of all 10 spring shades at www.nailsmag.com/spring2013colortrends.

 

Illustration by Barbara Tfank. Originally appeared in the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013.

Pantone Colors displayed here may not match Pantone identified solid color standards. Consult current Pantone for fashion and home color system publications for accurate color. Pantone and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

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