How do you guys feel about the seasonal colors Pantone releases every spring and fall? Since the beginning of this blog (almost two years ago now!), I’ve posted the upcoming seasonal colors around the solstice. When I started, I thought I would use them to help guide my sewing projects – a season ahead. This strategy kind of worked, mostly because I was loose in my definition of what color “Beeswax” yellow and “Regatta” blue really were, and Pantone chooses so many colors each season that if you’re not very stringent in your definition, then you essentially have an entire rainbow with which to work.
Now I think it’s fun to keep my eye on whether these colors pop up in fashion online. And, I swear they do – to an alarming extent. Keep your eye out for the predicted pairing of “African Violet” and “Poppy Red”. And, watch to see if people really do use “Dusk Blue” and “Grayed Jade” as Spring’s neutrals, particularly paired with the longstanding neutral “Linen”. Finally, look out for “Monacco Blue” paired with “Poppy Red” and “Linen” or with “Emerald”. I bet you’ll be surprised!
So, what do you think? Are you excited about any of these colors? Are you also loose in your definition of “Lemon Zest” and “Nectarine”, and essentially interpret these colors to mean you can sew with any bright, fun colors you want this spring and summer? Do you watch out for the predicted pairings – with the realization that you might just be seeing them just because you’re looking for them, like when you decide you like a certain type of car and suddenly you see it everywhere?!