Friday, January 20, 2012
Is it Friday already? Man did this week fly by despite the fact that I was dealing with not one, but two, sick kiddos. Definitely not something that tickled my fancy this week. One thing that did however is the 2012 Spring/Summer Pantone color trend report that had me jumping for joy with all the rockin', eye-popping vibrant colors that we have to look forward to.
Whether you're an event planner, a designer, fashionista or just the average girl that likes to stay current, this palette promises brighter days ahead with lots of energy and optimism. Something we all are hoping for after the dreary, cold winter days.
Leading the pack is Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, while Solar Power provides a jolt of energy that radiates warmth and cheer. Bellflower and Cabaret keep the purples and pinks in the center of attention. Quieter hues include Sodalight Blue and Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green that adds a whimsical touch to the palette.
Margarita lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Fragrant and delicate Sweet Lilac adds a touch of romance to any occasion. Neutrals, so essential to every palette, include Driftwood, which has a weathered feel and Starfish, a warm summer neutral that goes with all the colors in spring’s top picks.
I personally am pretty freakin' stoked about the pink palette. I love me some obnoxiously loud pink. Pink to me screams confidence. I've yet to get the courage to put it on my lips but I love fuchsia on my nails, bathing suits, and tops. Navy, white and fuchsia is a color combo I'm crazy out. I'll definitely be looking out for a stripe top in that combo.
And I love the light aqua aka "Cockatoo" paired with a smoky grey aka "Driftwood." Add a pop of yellow with that...Ahh love.