According to the report, “colours this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette.”
From blushed pink and peach to flashes of bright green, aqua and blue, this palette is undoubtedly varied. Described by PANTONE as a ‘unisex palette’ influenced by art, global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology, these calming hues pay homage to the natural world and denote health, peace and comfort.
The leading colour, Rose Quartz, has already featured heavily across recent jewellery, accessories and homewares collections, and it is forecast to be even bigger for Spring 2016. Apple recently unveiled the rose gold iPhone 6s, a colour popular amongst the tech savvy and fashion conscious consumers. Interestingly, The New Yorker described the semiotics of rose gold simply reflected the age we now live in.
“Unlike yellow gold—but like its cooler cousin, white gold—rose gold is subject to the vagaries of fashion…Rose gold is decadent. It is gold for people who already have enough gold gold…As Apple knows better than anyone, we live in a rose-gilded age”.
These colours have made their debut at fashion weeks across the globe and this leading colour has already started to make its way onto the high street, with blushes and soft pinks dusting the aisles in Australia’s high street favourites.
Scroll down to see PANTONE’s top 10 colours for Spring 2016 with designer illustrations.