The Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report: The Balancing Act


Fashion Week is here!  With the start of fashion week in New York comes one of my favorite reports: Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013.  The theme for spring is The Balancing Act!  I personally love the theme as I realize many of us want to have balance and new ways to express ourselves.  The color palette has a mix of bright colors and neutrals.  Designers figured the mix of colors would provide versatility while being fashionable and practical. 

Leatrice Eisman ( executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®) says that, “The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives...The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

Designers like Tracy Reese (aka, the diva that designed the beautiful dress the First Lady of the United States wore for her address at the Democratic National Convention) have used the palette for their spring inspiration. In our wedding world, this color palette serves as inspiration for many design houses as they create beautiful gowns, dresses and accessories for your wedding day.  Rest assured you will be seeing this palette represented in your favorite local magazine.

To download the full report, click here. Pantone would love to know which color is your favorite.  My favorite is African Violet (purple is my favorite color).  I could see it paired with Alloy beautifully!  Below is the CMYK mix to help you achieve the colors!

Until next time,
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