Pantone Says We’re in a Monaco Blue Mood for Spring 2013

Posted on September 7, 2012


As Spring 2013 Fashion Week begins the Pantone Color Institute, the color authority, has announced the top colors of Spring.

And we’re going to be feeling the blues… Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue to be exact.

Both are subdued shades of blue which are “practical purchases for any wardrobe … that can be easily blended into consumer’s existing wardrobe,” said Leatrice Eisman, Pantone’s Executive Director in today’s WWD.

The next two most popular colors — according to how many designers have used these shades in their Spring collections — are also somewhat dusky greens that are jewel tones of Emerald and Greyed Jade.

Safe seems to be the mood, no?

The punches of color will come from Poppy Red, African Violet, Lemon Zest and Nectarine. Personally, I’m looking forward to Tender Shoots (my favorite color!).

On a recent tour of the Miriam Haskell showrooms — Miriam Haskell is one of the largest fashion jewelry companies in the U.S. and they have many divisions and licencees — I got to see their Spring Collections and the dusky medium blues and jade greens was evident in many of the collections. I also recall a somewhat dusky pale violet that looks like Pantone’s #7 pick.

So fine jewelry designers — how will you interpret these trends into your Spring collections? Knowing fine jewelry doesn’t follow fashion trends that closely you still have to relate. And it will help your sales when you can authoritatively help the retailers translate the trends for their customers, too.

Labradorite and jade and calcedony, anyone?

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