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Looking Ahead: Color 2014

As we look forward to spring and summer 2014, it is sure to be another season of strong color. Breaking down our trend report, 2014 Simply Enlightenment, we find several key colors that - from fashion to home décor - will be highlighted in the coming season.

BLUE

Influenced by sea and sky, blues in all shades will continue to make an impact. From lighter shades to darker blues, used on its own as a neutral replacement for black or brown or paired with a bright hue, blue will be everywhere.





DE5859 The Blues


DE5771 Shark


DE5837 Pool Party


DE5807 Bonnie Blue


DE5716 Rolling Waves


DEA139 Nautical

GREEN

Green represents growth and renewal, a sure sign of spring. These green shades represent both natural and artificial environments as we continue to find balance between the two worlds. This season, there is less focus on neon shades and greater focus on saturated and citrus inspirations.





DE5527 Woven Reed


DE5677 Jungle


DE5578 Wasabi

PINK

Pink has become widely accepted as more than a color used for youth and gives many color palettes a pop of fresh playfulness. The wide range of pinks – coral to fuchsia – prove pink is here to stay for awhile.




DE5123 Cultured Rose


DE5025 Fuchsia Blush


DE5048 Pink Punch

PURPLE

Purple, a mysterious and thoughtful hue, is proving its staying power. We continue to find inspiration from this color and with the introduction of Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, many shades of purple will be shown throughout fashion and consumer products.




DE5922 Pencil Lead


DE6018 Playful Plum


DEA144 Passionate Plum

WARM NEUTRALS

Warm neutrals continue to uptrend and provide a base for other colors of the season. From beige to brown to warm gray, these tones have become more complex over time, tinted with other colors, and add another layer spring palettes.




DE6043 Mannequin


DE6171 Sand Dollar


DEC721 Slopes


DEC766 Steveareno Beige


DE6124 Whole Wheat


DE6118 Sandpit


Overall, color will continue to inspire and enlighten!

Images courtesy Bethany Nauert Photography and Thinkstock Images