Every year, Pantone selects a color emblematic of what they see as trending in the coming year, not just in fashion, but also design and interiors. This year they selected two, no doubt sensing our collective optimism/apprehension for what this year has in store.
Before reading Pantone’s rationale for their selections, I’ll admit my initial take was a bit different. The optimism, literally “sunniness” of the yellow was obvious; but I interpreted the grey (perhaps because I live in western Oregon) as the cloud that still hangs over us.
Now that I’ve read their explanation, I admit I like theirs better-the grey represents a solid foundation and grounded quality, like stone.
So, what does this mean for fashion? Not a complete wardrobe change certainly, yellow is a very problematic color for a lot of us, but I expect to see it as an accent. The absolute easiest way to integrate it, if you can’t wear yellow near your face, is to mix it with blue!If you want some help incorporating this fresh color into your look, come see us!
As we continue our journey through this year, may you enjoy all the warmth of the illuminating sun, along with a rock solid foundation of optimism.
p.s. If you want a musical version of this year’s Pantone color picks, here’s Joni Mitchell to illustrate – a song I love.