The Pantone Color Institute has released its spring 2014 color trends forecast for men and women and it seems like the warm months of 2014 will be defined by a balanced approach. If the past seasons brought a multitude of intense colors, this year is somewhat more balanced since there are also a few neutrals in the Institute’s top ten shades list.

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director is the first to notice this interesting change and stated that: “What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. It’s not as though everyone is willing to wear the bright colors from recent seasons head-to-toe. There needs to be equilibrium, and that is a more serious word than balance. The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige and taupe,” reports.

Spring 2014 Color Trends Forecast By PantoneBlue tones will steal the spotlight in the spring 2014 season. The most popular color for women for spring 2014 is Dazzling Blue, while for men Placid Blue tops the list of the most popular colors for spring 2014, according to forecasts.

Number two in top 10 women’s Pantone colors spring 2014 is Violet Tulip, a sophisticated pigment which flatters many skin tones. The first six positions of the top are reserved for refined, vibrant tones: Radiant Orchid, Celosia Orange, Freesia and Cayenne. The last four positions are reserved  more versatile tones: Pacid Blue, Paloma, Sand and Hemlock.

Spring 2014 Color Trends ForecastThe tones Placid Blue, Paloma, Dazzling Dlue, Cayenne, Sand, Celosia Orange and Freesia are found in both of the tops. The other tones from the top ten Men’s Pantone colors are magenta purple, comfrey and purple haze.The news comes right in time for Spring 2014 Fashion Week and we simply can’t wait to see how these color trends will materialize in the new spring 2014 collections from the industry’s most influential leaders. Stay tuned for the hottest collections for spring 2014 from all of the four fashion capitals.

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Trends List

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