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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Colour Trends - Color Solutions International

I know lots of you are aware of Pantone's influence on colour trends for each season, but Pantone is not the only colour group that operates.  Another is color solutions international.  Following is the predictions for what we will be wearing in Spring/Summer 2014.




So no matter what your personal colouring, you should be able to find something to suit you for Summer 2014.

I've actually placed these colour trends in a page at the top of my blog so that you can refer to them when you like, or better still, visit color solutions international, where you can find colour trends for Autumn and Winter 2013 and also 2014 as well: www.colorsolutionsinternational.com

For some reason, I actually prefer this group to Pantone - I think it gives more scope for personal choice, which is what I prefer.  And everyone should be able to find something to suit their personal skin colouring or preferences.

Sarah Liz :)

20 comments:

  1. Sarah, I were a colour from all these catagories, should I be only wearing them from one. I still have not got completely to grips with wearing the right colours. Some I know for sure which do/dont suit me its those in between colours where I get confused.

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  2. Sarah I am confused,I wear a colour from each of these catagories should I be only wearing from one.

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    1. Hi Louise, these are colours that designers work with. You choose the colours that suit you. You look nice in pinks, blues, greys, black, white. When designers use the word cool they refer to whether a colour has blue or red in it, not what image/colour consutlants use as warm or cool - so no wonder you are confused.

      In fact, I would not call Lime a cool colour at all - but I think they are using this as a crisp.

      Stick to the colours you know suit you, whatever the colour people say is on trend. For instance, you would look hideous in the neutral fashion colours for Spring/Summer 2014 - the browns, but you could wear the grey. You could wear the Aqua, cobalt, fuschia - you have high contrast, clear and cool colouring, so these colours would suit you. The icy pastels would as well.

      Does that help?

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    2. PS Louise, you are not an inbetween sort of colour girl - stick to the colours you look good in. You could wear the Burgundy, Cherry, Fuchsia and Garnet, the Aqua, Emerald,Navy and Electric Blue, the seafoam and pale blue, and perhaps the grey, though I suspect it is a little muted or "inbetween" - the sort of colour that is better on me.

      I hope that makes things clear for you.

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    3. Thankyou so much Sarah I seem a little clearer with understanding colours. Sorry I duplicate my message.

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    4. Don't worry about the duplication, Louise. Also, another message for you - be careful with the reds in case they throw too much colour into your face - I think you may have quite high cheek colour. Looks nice in piping, or as a highlight. Play around - and if you are not sure about a colour, it's probably because you already intuitively know it is not right for you.

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    5. Thanks again.I think I'm on the right track.

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    6. Thanks again.I think I'm on the right track.

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  3. Dear Sara! I absolutely love all the colors. Sometimes a color does not work well on my skin, but I love them irreparably. Thank you for this post so inspiring, I'm going to have it close to talk good about names of colors in your lovely language. Kisses.

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    1. I am sure you would wear all these colours beautifully Rosy- and because you love colour you seem to get away with wearing any of them!

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  4. I love that they're in colour tones, very helpful. Thanks for the link :)

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    1. It's a pleasure sharing the link Jacq- enjoy it!

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  5. Aren't they inspiring pictures/colours! I also easily wear colours from 3 out of the 4 regularly, so really need to just develop one that suits me. But, it is so hard to pick between cool/soft/neutral tones - eeny meeny miny mo....J

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    1. Hi Judith- you can always put cool colours with the soft and neutrals! I also find that the fabric shops don't always have a full range of colours. Spotlight has a new soft aqau- sometimes their buyer gets it right!

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    2. Hi Judith- you can always put cool colours with the soft and neutrals! I also find that the fabric shops don't always have a full range of colours. Spotlight has a new soft aqau- sometimes their buyer gets it right!

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  6. It's so nice to see another color trend company besides Pantone! I always like some of the Pantone colors to wear, but can't get away with most of the colors they pick. This other company gives me a broader range to work with. Of course I buy the fabrics in the colors I like best anyway, but it is inspiring to check out a trendy palette :) I was thinking of making my own color palette, in order to avoid impulse buys of pretty fabrics that I won't wear and are only nice to look at.

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    1. Hi Elise - what a fantastic idea to make your own swatch of colours. The colour trends are useful in that they tell you what sort of colours you might find in the shops - if it is being promoted as an "in" colour, then you are more likely to find it - and if it is in the range of colours you like to wear, that is when you buy it - some years you cannot find the colours that suit you because they are not currently "on trend".

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  7. Ooh so nice to see a different color trend chart! Looks like I need to stock up since some of my favorite colors are coming up!

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  8. Yes, Pantone is not the only group - and a good time stock up if you favourite colours are in fashion :)

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