Splash of Warm, Cool and Classic Colors
Top designers everywhere are readying their collections for the Spring and Summer of 2013 after incorporating timeless hues with colors synonymous with warm weather. If you are among those people who wear black, year round (no judgement, black is awesome), then check out a few of the cool (literally) colors that designers are using this year and will be adding extra shine to your wardrobe. The color palette for Spring and Summer 2013 can be classified into warm, cool, and classic/base colors.
In general, designers are asserting freedom by getting rid of the last year’s neon craze and switching over to pastel and other cool colors. Laura Villasenin’s Miista, for example, is recovering from neon shades by utilizing “futuristic elements with a biological twist” in the designs. Truly it is time to think Iridescents, glittery touches, and “perfect pastel injections.” Other designers who are taking the cool color route this season are Donna Karen and Carolina Herrera. Lots of mint is also on the runway. In fact, tons of it, this season.
According to renowned color expert Pantone, the fashion color report for Spring and Summer 2013 will feature warm hues such as ‘poppy red’ and ‘Monaco blue’ in addition to a slew of pastels that will remind you of Easter eggs and their bunny friends. Orange is also pervasive. So does bright canary bird yellow.
Base or classic colors never go out of fashion and had been appearing regularly on the runways every year ever since the catwalk came into vogue. Neutral colors such as cream and black are prominent at BCBG and Norisal Ferrari shows at times combined with geometric prints. All shades of cream and tan as well as some light gray are also fine.
Written by Kent Page McGroarty
Kent Page McGroarty is a freelance lifestyle writer whose work frequently appears in the Home section of the San Francisco Gate. She also maintains websites for media company Alphabird.