What makes a color shade fashionable? The famous Pantone Institute has been producing and announcing the color of the season for decades –and so happened this spring. At the same time, fashion designers have been experimenting with fresh colors and patterns, sending down the runway color combinations that defined spring trends. From Turmeric red to Dove Blue, this two-part post is all about the in colors of 2019-and how to wear them in style.
Living Coral is Pantone’s official color of 2019, a color combination of orange and pink that is season-appropriate and easy to wear as part of a summer outfit. The SS 2019 runways saw Living Coral in statement dresses (Marc Jacobs) or stunning two pieces (Etro). This is a warm color reminiscent of summer cocktails and tropical flowers that has been Pantone’s official color of 2019, defined as: “An animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone”, or color Pantone 16-1546.
Pressed Rose is a color that embodies the modern perception of feminity, independent yet with a certain tone of sweetness. A light pink holding a bright touch of red, this color was seen in most of Spring 2019 runways. From Preen’s girly dresses to Givenchy’s gowns, this was the go-to shade for modern outfits with an alluring sense of romanticism and sentimentality. We also spotted it in Marc Jacobs SS 2019 voluminous gowns and in Brandon Maxwell’s dress extravaganzas.
Pink Peacock is a shocking pink shade with added magenta that makes it stand out in every outfit. Designers explored the color’s strength by creating leather mini dresses (Peter Dundas) or full-length dress like Balenciaga. This is a color that works well in a color blocking outfit combined with red or turmeric but can also support a daring full pink ensemble.-just like in Claudia Li or Carolina Herrera.
Lemon Verbena is another of Pantone’s selected colors for 2019; a subtle lemon hue that can be your go-to color for summer ensembles that are relevant and not overly fussy. From 70s style wide pants to lingerie tops, this is the color reminiscent of sun-kissed hair, summer lemonades, and fruit sorbets. Spring runways offered a great list of lemon verbena suggestions, from Karl Lagerfeld’s daring lemon two-pieces in Chanel to Oscar De La Renta’s statement gowns-lemon was everywhere.