July 10, 2017
It’s time again for that most amusing of events – the announcement of “new” colors for the upcoming season!
Of course we know better than to envision that there could be a “new” color (can you imagine how thrilling that would be?), but I do think that the release of these colors is a good time to look at our wardrobes with a clear eye and an open mind. Would a new accent color – maybe just for a season or two, maybe for longer – be of benefit to us? This time of year, as our warm-weather clothes begin to feel… old? and tired, a couple of new accessories might be just the ticket to get us through until the return of cold weather! See if any of these appeal…
A bit more “orange-ish” than a true red, this is a cheery and often flattering color that’s easy to find and goes with virtually any neutral color you can imagine.
Not easy to find, but really elegant and beautiful… I think with navy, this would be absolutely stunning. What other colors would you wear with it?
When you’re searching for something in this color, you have to look in both the red and brown worlds – it shows up in searches for both…
If you love pink, this is going to call your name! Pink is easily worn with any neutral color, and never fails to charm…
Does anybody else immediately think of the LifeSavers candies of this name? It so reminds me of my father… As a color, it’s difficult to find and so I took a few liberties with tone and shade, but I think that this could be a beautiful new accent with grey or black.
I give up – I’ve NEVER seen a navy peony, and I have no idea what they’re getting at with this name. It’s a shade of navy – maybe a bit muted or softened, but not by much! Basically, if you love navy, feel free to load up on beautiful things… because navy never goes out of style, you can invest in something for the really long term.
Uh, grey IS a neutral – about as neutral as it gets! What do they mean here? Sometimes, you just find beautiful silver and grey accessories and leave the color pundits to their work, right?
This is a color that I really hope gets some traction in the fashion world – it’s terribly difficult to find a truly bluish, dark, dark, green… I took a few liberties with the accessories because of the difficulty in finding pieces that matched the color exactly. If you admire this shade as much as I do, it is worth keeping your eyes open for the next few months to see if it becomes easier to find…
If you want to find pieces in this color, look for moss green – absolutely NOBODY calls anything “golden lime.” And if you like and can wear this color, please do so frequently, and with joy. So many of us can’t go within 3 feet of this color, so celebrate your unique coloring!
I was amazed at how very difficult it was to find accessories in this color! I frankly cheated and took the color down about three levels, to a more pastel (and more available!) version. It will be interesting to see if the marketplace offers us more items in the darker, true “Marina” in the coming months…
Oh how nice it would be if this color would catch on and be widely offered in clothes this fall! So many people could really use a nice injection of a rich rust sweater or jacket in the late autumn… We shall see!
Are you tempted by any of these colors? I’ve just recently gone off the shopping moratorium for a few pieces in a pretty hyacinth blue, so I think I’d better refrain from any of these! Probably…
PPPS – You can find the latest Pantone Color Planner and other documents in the Planning Documents section of the website.