Monday, January 4, 2010

Colour trends for SS10

This colour palette for Spring-Summer 2010 is good enough to eat. Not my words, rather the esteemed opinion of Vogue Magazine, who deem ‘ice-cream colours’ as being the hottest hues this season. However, if your teeth are aching at the thought, why not opt for less saccharine neutrals like tan, taupe, khaki, or the perennial Spring-Summer favourite, bright white?

Carrying over from last season, grey is a popular choice, as are metallic shades (gunmetal, pewter, silver and bronze).

So far, so safe. Thankfully, banality is avoided with a strong performance from one my favourite shades, green. Apple, emerald, kelly and teal are the fore-runners, but you can be sure that the other 36 shades of green are lurking about somewhere too. Elsewhere, cobalt blue and bright yellow are flying the flag for my newly-adopted home county.

In terms of finish, there’s no holds barred this season with matte, mute, luxe and lustrous all popular choices.

For a detailed overview of this season's preferred colours, I suggest that you check out the Pantone Colour Trend Report for Spring-Summer 2010.

Yours in style,

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