Every year Pantone, a standardized color matching system, creates a report on the current and future color trends of the fashion industry.
This spring, we present to you our official NatGeo style fashion color palette report, where our color palette cuts across international cultural norms and symbolisms. Everything from apparel to gadgets, it’s time to get your home and wardrobe ready for spring weather. Learn more about our spring Pantone color palette and identify which fits your aesthetic best by taking our quiz!
Blanc de Blanc is a gentle tone that provides a sense of refreshment and renewal to the lighthearted spring and summer months.
In Western cultures, white symbolizes purity, elegance and peace. Most brides are known to traditionally wear white dresses or similar variations to the color. In Peru, white is associated with angels, good health, and time. In color psychology white is the color of new beginnings, an empty canvas waiting to be painted on. It encourages creation and creativity, without any distractions.
So forget the old adage “no white after labor day,” it’s completely up to you to make the rules!
This hue radiates the calming and relaxing nature of Spring and transports its wearer to a place of zen. Green Flash draws its inspiration from nature’s influence and the environment.
In many Western cultures, green represents luck, peace, nature, renewal, environmental awareness and wealth. Green is also the emblematic color of Ireland, which earned its sobriquet “The Emerald Isle” from its luscious vegetation and scenery.
In parts of Indonesia, traditionally green was once considered a forbidden color. Residents of the Middle East consider green to be a lucky color and it’s one of the holiest colors of Islam. Currently, designers are using Green Flash to connect with this color’s positive associations of good health, prosperity, relaxation and sense of balance. Some hospitals and mental health facilities have added hues of green into their interior color schemes to evoke those emotions.
Green Flash is easy on the eyes and is definitely a color that attracts positivity.
Turquoise is a high energy blue that asks its wearer to explore, and adds a playful feel to your look.
Many believe that Turquoise is one of the oldest stones celebrated and sought after by man, as ancient kings and warriors believed it provided good fortune. It is a stone of protection with a unique blue hue. For thousands of years, Turquoise has been cherished as a symbol of wisdom and nobility across a variety of cultures. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Native Americans of North and South America including the Aztecs and Incas, Turquoise was sacred as it was believed to bestow its wearer power, protection and luck.
As the blues of winter melt into the greens of spring, Turquoise provides a fresh and welcoming energy to encourage growth on its wearer. With an array of turquoise jewelry and apparel in our spring collection, you will be sure to find the right piece to accessorize and enrich not only your wardrobe, but your life!
Amethyst Orchid is a persuasive tone that adds a clean and defined touch that emanates friendly qualities.
Around the world, Amethyst Orchid is often associated with royalty, wealth and nobility. Historically in Japan only the highest ranked Buddhist monks were able to wear purple robes. It also serves as a color of honor in the U.S. military where members are awarded with a “Purple Heart”. It was initially given to recognize meritorious service, but during World War II, the medal was modified into a recognition of combat injuries and deaths. While in Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and in Egypt it represents virtue and faith.
Amethyst purple is used by many designers to communicate a feeling of sophistication and power upon the wearer. It complements well with gold, taupe, turquoise, green flash and magenta. Decorate your interior space with gold and amethyst purple for a regal feel or a dash of orange to create a unique contemporary look.
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