Spring-Summer 2018 Color Trends
It looks like the spring-summer 2018 season expects a true boom color in the closet! Designers apparently decided to return to the flora, gathering rare floral shades in a single palette. The dominance of pink liliac shades forms a contrast against the backdrop of shimmering yellow-red shades. For special occasions, the most relevant neutral colors have already been formed. Employees of the Pantone Institute have created their predictions in the form of a palette of four basic nuances and twelve unexpected shades. Let’s see what are the colors trends for 2018 spring-summer season!
Classic Colors Spring-Summer 2018
Expression in color is a creative process, but sometimes we have to do something according to the event. For a conservative dress code, a set of shades that do not contradict its rules were drawn. Let’s see what the most current color decisions for the spring wardrobe are!
A shade that is not typical for the warm season and the darkest of the classical colors of the spring-summer palette 2018 – Marine Blue. Deep, but at the same time, a sufficiently soft shade easily forms a tandem with many others. Let’s take three colors, for example, blue, white and red, add the stripe print, a large metallic accessory (e.g., massive buttons) and we are ready for a yacht trip. And off the seashore, we go down to the shore and choose an office look: straight blue pants (or a pant suit), a white silk top in lingerie style and a clutch-map in dark red shade.
The tropical palm fruit inspires – the white color of coconut milk has become one of the most popular in the new season. How does it differ from pure white? Through a barely visible creamy impregnation that gives it softness. To show the magnificence of this shade to its fullest, it will surely help the texture selected properly – and this is of course the atlas, as well as the natural non-gloss fabrics, for example, cotton or linen.
Under this romantic name hides a not less beautiful shade. The smoky gray looks like a rare morning mist over a seaport. In addition, it can be an excellent background material for experiments with bright accents like red, ultraviolet or yellow mustard. The ideal option is a pant suit or a long trenchcoat with a darker lining with Princess of Wales print. Do not forget the miniature over the shoulder bags in contrasting colors.
A final accent in the classic range of colors gives it the warm shade of sand. Beige, in all its splendor and diversity, is the main attraction of designers in the next season. A basic outfit that has to be present in your wardrobe is a classic double breasted trench coat, as well as a pair of stiletto shoes or beige flats. For an evening look, you must opt for a cocktail dress with a V neckline and golden accessories.
Main Shades for spring-summer 2018
On the agenda is the color and its depth. In focus are the shades of yellow, green, red and an unusual brown with a soft taste of bitter chocolate. Create a real bouquet of lemon punch, chili oil and pink lavender!
Yellow: Meadowlark and Lime Punch
The freshness of citrus will refresh your image! Yellow summer shades are special, and because of their brightness, it is unlikely that they will go unnoticed. These two colors can create a wonderful duo (especially in monochromatic looks), but they can also contrast with other colors, for example, red, white, pink, and also with shiny silvery textures and snake print.
This deep green shade with an undertone of light blue makes its own adaptations to the era style, giving it a modern sound. When choosing a dress in arcadia shade, your task is to match it with a pair of laconic shoes in natural shades and some discreet accessories. It is best to prioritize matte textures, patent leather, thick fabrics.
Red: Chili Oil and Cherry Tomato
A spicy blend of cherry tomatoes and peppermint oil is found in almost all 2018 spring-summer collections. And this season the red really masters the ground, so what you have to do is make a challenge in the form of a red monolook (image based on one color and shade). If you really want to add contrast, then you do not need to invent anything – use the classic options – black and white.
Pink: Pink Lavender and Blooming Dahlia
As we have already seen, pink can not be missed during the spring and summer season. And judging by the fashion trends of the last seasons, the pink color claims to be the top spot of the black! The current shades are lilac (pink lavender) and peach (blooming daisy). Such color combinations can provide an excellent idea for a gentle evening image and even for a wedding (if you do not know what to wear as a bridesmaid). As casual look we use them on cullotes, fluffy dresses, baby doll-style skirts and lingerie-style clothing.
The main neutral shade of the spring-summer season 2018 is the Almost Mauve. The delicacy of each of the two combined colors in their faded form will be revealed with fair contrast as well as close shades (for example, fuchsia or ultraviolet) and other bright shades (emerald or ocher). By the way, this is the more correct answer to the question of what can be replaced with white color in business dress code.
The intense shade of bitter chocolate with a slight claret reflection also makes reference to the fashion of the era of the past years: plaid midi skirts, large shoulder jackets, flare pants. It can be combined with other colors such as black, ocher yellow, and, for example, Little Boy Blue, which we will talk about below.
Little Boy Blue
This shade of blue resembles the shade of the clear sky. In the new season, this color has clearly attracted the attention of designers and, from now on, it’s not just for kids! Fresh and shiny, this shade perfectly fits any casual image.
This non-conformist and mystical shade does not remain unnoticed. It looks good alone, without being combined with other shades. According to the Pantone Institute, ultraviolet, the color of the cosmos, is just as mysterious and intriguing. The best investment, we believe, would be the purchase of a pant suit or a silk night dress.
This shade has become one of the most important shades in the spring-summer season 2018. It reminds us of the violet color of a neon lamp and can be matched with vegetal prints, atlas and can become the basis of a stylish monochromatic look.
The spring-summer palette 2018 gathered shades for all occasions, taking into consideration the subtleties of choosing a basic wardrobe, a smart-casual image, and an evening or casual look. Many of them, moreover, combine quite harmoniously with each other: from eccentric lemon and vintage arcadia, to the warm sand and brown chocolate.