Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Create Pantone's Spring Fashion Colors Swatch

Pantone's fashion color palette for Spring '09 would translate so well in Digital Scrapping, don't you think? Use your eye dropper tool in Photoshop to create a swatch from the colors above. Be sure to click on the image for a larger image.

Each season, Pantone surveys designers showing at New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration, color philosophy and each designer's signature shade. The result is the Pantone Fashion Color Report, which this season reveals a colorful, optimistic Spring 2009 filled with vibrant pops of color set against deeper, translucent neutral tones.

Blue & purple lead the top 10 hues for spring '09, rounded out by lush greens which evoke a sense of renewal and a fresh start. Sophisticated neutrals ground the overall palette, providing visual stability in an economic climate that is anything. "New York's fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The Top 10 Spring 2009 colors for women are:

PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue 
PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender
PANTONE 14-0754 Super Lemon 
PANTONE 15-1626 Salmon Rose
PANTONE 18-2328 Fuchsia Red
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust
PANTONE 16-5804 Slate Gray
PANTONE 16-6339 Vibrant Green
PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron
PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green