Spring & Summer 2015 Color Showcase
After the gray deadness of winter, spring and summer are a welcome colorful change. Along with leafy greens and beautiful blooms, every spring and summer bring new color trends for fashion and design.
Unsurprisingly, white is a trendy color for spring/summer 2015. Luckily, tons of bright, punchy colors are also in this season.
There are two main trends to watch for this spring and summer: pastel and retro.
Pastels create a soft buy lively color palette, and they’re perfect for everything from scrapbooking and card making to designing posters and brochures for the pickiest of graphic design clients. Here are some of our favorite shades:
Green is a natural shade that’s well-suited to projects that aim to evoke feelings of calm and tranquility. You can go two ways when it comes to green pastels: lime and mint.
Yellow is everywhere this season, from the windows of designer boutiques to interior designers’ look books.
You can really go any way with aquamarine, which is why we had so much trouble narrowing down your choices. It’s the ultimate summer hue for 2015.
Pink is soft and pleasing to the eye, which makes it great for a variety of both crafting and design projects. It’s a warm tone that can complement any theme, either as a base color or as a bright accent.
The second big trend for spring and summer is inspired by the retro styles of the 1970s. 70s fashions are all over the place, and color palettes are no exception.
Blue is a classic color, and it’s commonly used to connote feelings of strength and dependence. If the aquamarine shades we shared above scare you, darker blues can evoke similar emotions and are still very in line with the 70s trend.
Marsala is Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, so no matter where you go or what you use it for, marsala is on point.
Nothing says “retro” like orange. Forget that obnoxious rusty orange that seemed to be a fixture in everyone’s homes – the new retro orange is a lot more palatable.
‘Tis The Season
Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to experiment with bright colors, especially if they’re on trend. This season’s pastel and retro themes are all over the catwalk, but they make great color choices for a variety of projects from scrapbooks to graphic design. So go ahead – get colorful!