A mix of misty greens and pastels, turquoise gives an underlying shine which pulls simple designs into the modern world. It is often accompanied by neutrals and straight lines, but for this mood board it is important it holds a stream-like fluidity. It has a washed-out look that holds an antique atmosphere.
Bold orange softened by light yellows, peaches, and mild greys. Features rich colors, romantic scenery, and flowers, making it fresh and youthful. Includes pops of orange which bring excitement, but do not overwhelm the picture.
For the 2016 Color of the Year, Pantone experts chose two colors that they felt truly represent the spirit of the times. Rose Quarts and Serenity- a dreamy duo seen throughout photography and fashion which has set new standards for modern art. Just as the pieces we see, these colors are simple yet hold a strong message behind them.
“In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, stated in this year’s press release.
To summarize this year’s shining moments in the design world, here is a color mood board I have collected. What do you think- were these the right colors to choose for this year?
This year’s daring trend- open shirts revealing lacey details and flashing some skin. Scandalous, edgy, or a social statement? The choice is yours, but whatever you decide you can’t deny its catching on fast. My favorite way to wear this look is a low cut v-neck with a peek of a cute lacey black bra. Bras aren’t cheap, so why not show it off?
Although the trend seems new to this generation, lingerie made its break in the fashion world back in the 80’s. Starting with glam icons like Madonna, then moving through the decade to Gwen Stefani, and landing with Rihanna in 2007. More on the history of the peek-a-boo look, click here to read Vogue’s article on the trend throughout decades.