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Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report

Pantone have just released the Women's Spring 2014 Color Report

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important colour trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014.

If you need to invest in these colours to assist with your designs for 2014 VeriVide can supply individual Smart swatches of the 10 colours in the report for a total of £77.90 plus delivery & VAT.

If required single swatches may be purchased for £7.79 each plus delivery & VAT.

For more information or to place an order please contact Georgina on 0116 284 7790 ext 201 or email pantone@verivide.com

The 10 important colours this year are: -

Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.

"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium.  While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."  said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature's background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue 15-3920 TCX, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip 16-3823 TCX, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock 15-6114 TCX, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

Sand 15-1225 TCX, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma 16-0000 TCX serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

Cayenne 18-0651 TCX, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia 14-0852 TCX, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia's warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange 17-1360 TCX with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid 18-3224 TCX, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue 18-3949 TCX, a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Christian Siriano, Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Roy, Lela Rose and Emilio Sosa, are incorporating these vivid brights and chalky pastels into their spring collections.

The colours in the Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report are just 10 of the 2,121 shades which we stock, here at VeriVide, as exclusive UK stockists of Pantone SMART swatches.

For further information on VeriVide's range of Pantone Colour Products please talk to Georgina Boulter at VeriVide +44 (0)116 284 7790 Extension 201 or email pantone@verivide.com

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