Friday, September 05, 2008

The Colors You'll Rock in Spring '09

Pantone has released its top ten colors for spring '09 and the mood departs from the fall's rich purple jewel tones to a light and lovely palette of Easter eggs. “It’s a time of newness, of bringing a new optimism forward,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The number in each box represents the percentage of designers showing at New York Fashion Week that will be using the shade. The colors (shown above from left to right, top to bottom) in order of popularity are:

  1. Palace Blue (18-4043): Nicole Romano, Christian Francis Roth
  2. Lavender (15-3817): Rebecca Taylor
  3. Super Lemon (14-0754): Reem Acra, Rachel Roy & Carmen Marc Valvo
  4. Salmon Rose (15-1626): Miss Sixty and Kimora Lee Simmons for Baby Phat
  5. Fuscia Red (18-2328): Peter Som, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Taylor, Reem Acra
  6. Rose Dust (14-1307): Tia Cibani for Ports 1961, Charlotte Ronson and Alvin Valley
  7. Slate Gray (16-5804): Yigal Azrouƫl and Tadashi Shoji
  8. Vibrant Green (16-6339): Tracy Reese
  9. Dark Citron (16-0435): David Rodriguez
  10. Lucite Green (14-5714): Nanette Lepore (font used for percentages)
For more on the Pantone palette, visit WWD.