sewing for spring

10 Pantone colours to sew with for spring 2016

 Pantone has predicted the fabric colours that we should be sewing with this spring are a mix ofpreppy pastel shades to more vibrant contrasting colours to get heads turning!

Pantone fashion colours for spring 2016

Rose Quartz

“The soothing, calming nature of colours in the spring collections are led by Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.”
Pantone's Rose Quartz - spring 2016

Peach Echo

“Peach Echo, a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.”
Peach Echo - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Serenity

“Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Pantone 15-3919 Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”
Serenity - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Snorkel blue

“A maritime -inspired blue, Pantone 19-4049 Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.”
Snorkel Blue - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Buttercup

“While the majority of the Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With Pantone 12-0752 Buttercup, designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.”
Buttercup - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Limpet shell

“A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, Pantone 13-4810 Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.”
Limpet Shell - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Lilac grey

“As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in Pantone 16-3905 Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.”
Lilac Grey - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Fiesta

“The high energy Pantone 17-1564 Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based Red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.”
Fiesta - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Iced coffee

“A transitional color that will take us through the seasons, Pantone 15-1040 Iced Coffee manifests as another strong neutral for the season. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of this shade creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.”
Iced Coffee - Pantone colour for spring 2016

Green flash

“Pantone 15-0146, Green Flash calls on its wearer to explore, push the envelope and escape the mundane, radiating an openness that combines with the rest of the palette in unexpected but serendipitous ways. The popularity of this brilliant hue is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.”
Green Flash - Pantone colour for spring 2016