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Pantone Reveals Top 10 Colors from NYFW Spring 2017 Shows

Pantone has narrowed its color forecast for next spring.

The global color authority on Friday launched the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2017, a detailed overview of colors used by fashion designers during last week’s edition of New York Fashion Week. This semi-annual report showcases the top 10 colors in fashion and how they set the stage for versatile spring style.

“One of the things that we saw this year was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, said. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.”

Next spring’s fashion’s top colors include: Niagara, a denim-like blue; Primrose Yellow, a joyful yellow shade; an intense Lapis Blue; a red-based orange called Flame; Island Paradise, a refreshing aqua; Pale Dogwood, a subtle pink; a tangy yellow-green called Greenery; Pink Yarrow, a tropical shade with a vibrant pink presence; foliage-based Kale; and Hazelnut, a key neutral hue for spring that also serves as a transitional color throughout all seasons.

As Eiseman noted, “Designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each spring.”

Earlier this year, Pantone predicted that Spring/Summer 2017 would focus on accessible and flexible colors as a reflection of what’s evolving in society. The colors featured in the newly released Fashion Color Report, based on trends seen last week at New York Fashion Week, confirm this, highlighting designers’ desire to escape.