It's been a LONG winter but Spring is right around the corner
In the meantime, with NYFW 2014 behind us and Spring around the corner we thought we'd show you what the designers came up with for a beautiful Spring Palette for 2014...
This year the talk was all about "equilibirum" - but in a new way. Designers are reaching this balance by taking soft pastels and pairing them with vivid bright colors, capturing the look of beautiful flower gardens, the foliage, and our blue skies above. They are looking to refresh their palettes and, in turn, offer women the chance to show their confidence and strength by defying conventional wisdom.
Blue has been brought to the forefront in fabulous shades that would not have necessarily previously paired together until you think of blue as "Nature's Background". Picture that beautiful sun-laden spring day with the flowers all in bloom against that bright blue background of a sky...is there anything so uplifting, so startlingly beautiful, so harmonious in it's contrast!
Taken right from nature, let's look at the first three pastels: the peaceful calm of Placid Blue, the romantic, wistful Violet Tulip, and the hopeful, reminiscent-of-rebirth Hemlock green. Each one beautiful in its own right as a "stand-alone", these colors are also fabulous paired with some of the bolder colors of the season for a very new and modern look.
Now for the new neutrals: the carefree Sand that conjures up a beachy feel and Paloma that strikes that sophisticated note of pure elegance. The designer's suggestion is to try Sand with Hemlock for a very nature-laden neutral appeal.
Next we have the brights like the high-pitched, spicy Cayenne, the blazing yellow Freesia, and the tropical, floral-inspired shade of Celosia Orange. Who would think to pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip...Nature, that's who. Think of that gorgeous summer sunset.
Mix and match these colors together with confidence for a contemporary, uplifting look to help catapult you out of the winter doldrums quickly. Let your inner Fashionista blossom this spring!