Spring 2015 Colors

While we’re on the topic of color, I decided to explore which colors Pantone says are going to be fashionable this spring. When Pantone picks the fashionable colors for a season, they usually pick colors that will go well together in some way. They might not all work with each other, but you can mix and match them. One thing I found funny about this list is the fact that a few of the colors are colors I thought would work well with Marsala in my last post. I did not see this list before writing my last post.

Per Pantone the Spring 2015 colors are:


Scuba Blue

Lucite Green

Classic Blue

Toasted Almond

Strawberry Ice




Glacier Gray

Dusk Blue





Lavendar Herb


(image from jld-studios.com)

I think these are very attractive colors and can be mixed up to create some nice pairings.What surprised me was how muted the colors are. As I noted before, I usually think of spring colors as bright colors. Pantone defines these colors as “understated brights, pale pastels, and nature-like neutrals.” I can agree with that.

They chose these colors because they are not too bold. These colors are a reflection of society’s desire to minimize and find ways to live a simpler life. After reading this, I completely understand and agree with the need for a simpler life and the need to make sure that all things in life help us find that simplicity. They say certain colors bring on certain emotions so if we want to feel calm, we need subdued colors.

The irony in this is that only three short years ago Tangerine Tango was chosen as the 2012 Color of the Year because it was sure “to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” Perhaps we got too much energy and need to relax? You can read about Tangerine Tango here.

What are your thoughts on these colors? Do you find colors affect your emotions and you could use some relaxing colors this year?

Thanks for reading!


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