Spring Summer 2016 Color Trends

2016 color trends

Today I want to introduce you the most spectacular and newest Spring Summer 2016 color Trends based on Pantone predictions and seen on the catwalk during the recent Fashion Weeks.

From the delicate pastel tones and cooler shades to all-time favorite neutrals, the new season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express and give us endless opportunities of creating outfits. So if you wonder about what colors to wear this season, then my report will prove to be really useful for you. I have been in love with the way the colors appeared during the Fashion Weeks around the world, from New York to London, Milan to Paris. The pieces presented were fabulous, but it was the way the palettes worked together that really made us feel like experimenting by mixing and matching.

Make sure you know the hottest 2016 color Trends if you want to build up a stylish wardrobe!

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The 2016 color trends have been influenced by the world of art around us, pushing technology to the side. The palette is soft and warm. The 2016 color trends are a calming tribute to the forces of nature. It gives the wearer a chance to discover the happiest new world of tranquility.

For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Colors of the Year 2016. 2016 color trends transcend cultural and gender norms. An eclectic mix of vivid brights, pale pastels and neutrals give way to excitement and optimism.

1. Rose Quartz

is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.

Like a serene sunset or budding flower, Rose Quartz is definitely a change from last year bold reddish Marsala. It is a gentle hue for the lady who is busy but holds a touch of naiveté in her heart. Rose Quartz is for the women who enjoys the simplest things nature has to offer. Rose Quartz looks incredible when paired with Peach Echo, Serenity or Lilac Gray. Add the Limpet Shell to the mix and you have a softly lovely combination.

So if you want to be considered the naive girl, then just have a look through the fashion shows of Paul & Joe, Stella McCartney, Emporio Armani and Roberto Cavalli.

A wonderful contrast for other hues, this versatile shade serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2016 color trends along with Serenity.

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2. Peach Echo

A lovely color perfect for all seasons is an orange hue quite warm and friendly, with a dreamy feel. What makes this shade so unique and loved is probably the calming and cool effect it has, being a stress reducer. It is playful but tempered and perfect for a more mature woman.

You can make perfect outfit combinations pairing Peach Echo with Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray. Designers like Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff and Ella Moss used it on their runway shows. We see the color appear in muted fashion on Sonia Rykiel, while the ruffled long sleeved mini dress is seen at Roberto Cavalli.

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3. Serenity

This color is exactly what the name hints. Serenity is an airy and weightless color, that calms, no matter the time and space. Serenity expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times. It emanates love in a very gentle form and speaks of millennia of wisdom.

So the designers  who opted for this tone are Celine, Haider Ackermann and Junya Watanabe. It also appears in abundance at Christian Dior and Carven. The spectacular Serenity makes great pairs with the warm Buttercup or the energetic Snorkel Blue, while lending pretty contrast with Peach Echo.

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4. Snorkel Blue

The beautiful blue among the top 10 Pantone colors for spring summer 2016 is very energetic, fun and happy. Inspired by the docks and marines, it has energy bursting out while still keeping a sense of serenity. Cool and refreshing, Snorkel blue is still encouraging the wearer to thin of incredible vacations and enjoyable escapes. I love this gorgeous color and I’m gonna wear it very often this season. We can pair it with the contrasting Buttercup, the neutral earthy tones of Iced Coffee and Peach Echo.

So just have a look at Louis Vuitton and Chanel. There is a lovely detailing option at Alexander Wang in this color, while whole pieces appear at Hermes. We’ve seen it also at Vivienne Westwood and Osman among all the Fashion Weeks.

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5. Buttercup

It is a sunny color warming every last inch of our bodies. It is a shining beacon of happier days and perfect for creating the much needed contrast in a look. Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2016 color trends, this sunshine yellow it’s having a moment again, coming up into play at Charles & Ron and Hermes. It looks incredibly good with the Snorkel Blue, Serenity and the gentleness of the Lilac Gray. It looks incredible at Valentino, with the warmth and buttery attitude of a grown buttercup.

This bold and strong color was presented during the shows of Giambattista Valli with the fluttering gowns on the runway, Isabel Marant and Marni. It seems that nearly all the top brands had at least one sunny yellow piece, Stella McCartney no exception. Haider Achermann brings in pretty bows and lovely ankle cropped pants, while Junya Watanabe brings up the Asian ethnic. Moschino is no different, looking fabulous in its very traffic-oriented designs that bring in the orange and the yellow hues.

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6. Limpet Shell

A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, is bringing tranquility to the Spring/Summer 2016 color trends. This is a clear color, defined and fresh, while still keeping a whole lot of its energy going.

Limpet Shell it’s perfect for the spring and summer season as it gives off happier but also tranquil vibes.  It can be beautifully paired with the earthy Iced Coffee, the pretty Peach Echo and the soft Rose Quartz.

It looks pretty awesome at Alexis Mabille and Alexander Wang, on Sonia Rykiel and Stella McCartney. We see it on Chloe and others as well.

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7. Lilac Gray

A basic neutral, the Lilac tint is what brings out a touch of warmth and adds a distinctive edge to the classic gray shade. The gray weather could use a dose of lilac, which is perfectly paired with Fiesta, Green Flash and the Iced Coffee for an added dose of neutral.

We see it at Paul & Joe, Acne Studios and Saint Lauren, Altuzarra and Giambattista Valli. We see hints of it at Stella McCartney and Celine. Carven’s suits look pretty awesome in Lilac Gray.

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8. Fiesta

Spontaneous Fiesta is a juicy orange shade so energizing and friendly.

Versatile Fiesta is adding vitality to any printed pattern, looking positively fantastic with its free spirit and personality. So if you would like everyone to notice you and to smile every time you are around then Fiesta is just the thing you need. If you love the color of excitement and have been driven by the orange hues, this is a fiesta that appears among all the collections on the runway.

For more inspiration look to Altuzarra, Sonia Rykiel and Hermes fashion shows. It’s been such a Fiesta at Junya Watanabe, at Carven and Prada. Fiesta is one color that looks pretty amazing paired with just about anything.

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9. Iced Coffee

Neutrals are always good to have when the top 2016 Pantone color palette includes contrasts between calm and full of energy. Earthy Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined to any ensemble. It makes sense to be part of the 2016 color trends, adding softness and subtlety to the collections.

The neutrality of Iced Coffee means it goes very well with almost all the colors. We can find it on 3.1 Philip Lim and Altuzarra, on the Hermes dresses and Stella McCartney, at Celine and Lanvin, while it shimmers lightly at Rick Owens. Trussardi, on the other hand seems to hold special love for the Iced Coffee.

Timeless and versatile, Iced Coffee is a natural shade that speaks authenticity and association with summer feelings.

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10. Green Flash

Green Flash calls on its wearer to explore and escape the mundane moments of his life. If you want to radiate you must stick to the lush and happy green here that certainly has a rather distinct calm. It is a popular hue and I love to see it on the runways for the spring and summer seasons. It’s simply perfect for this time of the year.

Matched with Snorkel Blue, you can definitely see the flair for the unexpected, while Serenity gives it a more serendipitous way.

It can be found on handbags at Acne Studios, while hints of the color come into play at Alexis Mabille. That green looks are pretty inviting at Giambattista Valli, Vetements and Emilio Pucci, who comes up with something fit for his queen.


So these are the biggest spring/summer 2016 color trends that you must pay attention!

Taking this report as a guideline you will really come up with cool combos surprising and catching envy from everyone!