Who could forget Tangerine Tango or Honeysuckle? Emerald or Mimosa? Pantone's color of spring 2014 was just announced…and chances are you already own it. Introducing, Dazzling Blue, a peppy shade of cobalt that Pantone's executive director noted was a practical shade women were already likely to own (if you recognize it, Pantone states that it's also the color of Facebook and Citibank's bike-sharing program). Funnily, it's a shade less dazzling than Yves' Klein Blue, which was the hot hue in fall '11. A touch less blinding, we can definitely see this shade covering everything from structured totes to oversized topcoats to patent sandals that'd be just the ticket to elevating our spring outfit game (are you listening, designers?). And with Fashion Week just a day away, we'd be interested to see if Pantone's projections are correct.
The rest of the shades are in the same vein of slightly muted "brights" (we know this sounds like an oxymoron — but see them for yourself for evidence). With a witch's brew of Violet Tulip, Sand, Freesia, Hemlock, Cayenne, and more rounding out the top 10, the 2014 Pantone predictions present a calmer, more soothing palette for next year. See below to read up on the shades! (Racked)
Photo: Courtesy of Pantone.