The Colors of Spring/Summer 2013

24 Oct

Earlier this month, Pantone announced that its top color for spring 2013 is a shade of blue: Monaco Blue to be precise, which is kind of like a subtle hybrid of navy and cobalt. Compared to the glorious tangerine tango of 2012, some may find it a tab boring [read: less flashy].

Pantone Color Institutes’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to Womens Wear Daily  that the shade “speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy.”

Noting that the runner up color is also a blue—Dusk Blue. However, the fashion forward won’t  have to spend the entire spring walking around in blue. The third and fourth most popular colors are both greens, Emerald and Grayed Jade, and the rest of the list is as follows: Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, and Tangerine Tango’s distant relative, Nectarine.


The following shows all the colors of S/S 2013 used in fashion illustrations:

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Lastly, a very interesting infographic about 2013 colors and the percentage of designers incorporating them into their designs.


One Response to “The Colors of Spring/Summer 2013”

  1. Katheryn Gaspard November 1, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    You are so awesome! I don’t suppose I’ve read through anything like that before. So nice to find someone with original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

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