Fashion Colour Report Spring 2014

Whats going on?
For Spring 2014, designers are giving the traditional look a modern twist by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colourful composure. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, renew and defy decorous wisdom.

Colour

The palettes for Spring 2014 are quite remarkable for next year because they show an unusual sense of equilibrium. Theres a wonderful sense of balance between the light colours-pastels which are soft and the bright colours which add a lot of energy and in-between there's some neutral that are a great bridge between those two areas of colour. The colours stand very well on their own, but they also mix really well together.

The Palette of Colour

Placid Blue is a tranquil halcyon colour which generates a sense of calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, conjures wistful sentimentality. Hemlock, a summery green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of recent seasons. You can pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder shade for an au courant look.
Sand, a lightly toasted  neutral, evokes images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as an ultimate neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.
Cayenne, a vivid red, adds a dash of spice to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a warm yellow. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia's warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, a rather spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.
The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a dazzling 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.
Designer
Name: Rachel Roy
Prominent Colours: Precious Amber and French Blue (opposites on the colour wheel)
Inspiration: Strength and elegance of women 
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