Shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring! We’re here to help brighten your spirit with Pantone’s color choices for Spring 2013, and we know you’re going to love it. Spring is all about new beginnings, about rejuvenation, which was behind the concept for Pantone’s choices this year. With the economic turn, Pantone realized that consumers are in need of a palette that allows for self expression, balance and rejuvenation. Life is all about harmonization, so for this season they carefully selected shades that were versatile but would still catch the eye and demand attention. We’ll present you with each color, a matching Swarovski shade and how you can incorporate each color into your style.
This vibrant lime is the epitome of spring’s arrival. Add this cheerful shade into your spring and summer style by wrapping a ribbon around your favorite floral print dress or even in a refreshing pair of earrings. Complement its bright tone with a calming cool tone like cobalt blue or a romantic, feminine touch of sweet pink. Use the Swarovski Lime color to get this shade.
This soothing dark mint color helps cool down the brighter parts of your palette, but is still a light and airy reflection of the season. This versatile hue can get a rich upgrade if paired with gold and white components for a cute focal piece of jewelry, or can bring out the organic side of your style when accented with warm brown. Grayed Jade makes a wonderful dress our blouse color, and when paired with a leather belt you’ve got a new day-to-night look. The Swarovski Pacific Opal color is a terrific match to Grayed Jade.
The rich, timeless look of emerald is enough to make anyone’s eyes smile. Even if this dark green shade isn’t in your closet, you can still hint at its majestic power with a pair of peep toe shoes or even a dramatic necklace dripping in emerald stones. This versatile color can take on new forms with each color it’s paired with, from a royal design with gold or a bold look with black or white. The Swarovski Emerald is the perfect way to add this color to your wardrobe.
If you’re looking for an exotic addition to your spring and summer wardrobe, African Violet is ideal. Its quiet, mysterious purple hue makes quite the statement in fashion, much like the flower that shares its name. Blend it with pinks and oranges for a fun feminine bracelet, or match this in a sheer top with a rich cream color for an inviting, organic look. Try using Swarovski Violet to achieve African Violet in your jewelry.
Poppy Red is a wild and seductive shade that’s here to help celebrate summer. Add this to any outfit for a bold pop that catches the eye, especially in a night-on-the-town dress or luscious sky-high heels. Combine it with black components for a bold new necklace, or blue and white for a fierce, patriotic idea. Pull off Poppy Red with Swarovski Hyacinth crystals.
Bursting with citrus color and coral undertones, Nectarine offers another vibrant touch to your palette. A fun match pairs this particular orange with green tones, giving off an early harvest vibe. Try rocking this color in a flirty cocktail ring set with silver accents or take a tropical approach by pairing Nectarine with light blue shades for a fun beach outfit. Use Swarovski Fire Opal to pull off this color.
Balance out bold colors with the refreshing Lemon Zest. This sunny yellow shade has a slight green undertone that makes it perfect for spring. All it takes is just a pinch of lemon zest to invigorate your style, so try using this in a hair accessory matched with white for a sweet look. If you’re looking to ramp up your fashion, pick a floral print dress or flowy top in this color matched with browns or blacks. The Swarovski Sunflower color is a wonderful way to add Lemon Zest to any outfit.
Like a calming wave rushing over your sun-baked feet, Pantone’s Dusk Blue helps tone down loud colors with warm complements. Its serene feel, much like Grayed Jade, is still light enough to wear alone in a spring or summer outfit. A blend with black brings out the boldness of this shade, but you can stick to creams, browns and yellows for casual chic fashion. Work it into a stunning necklace using freshwater pearls and Swarovski Aquamarine crystals to get this color.
This soft nude color is versatile enough to blend into any color combination for spring, summer and beyond. Keep a light and airy feel by matching this with soft blues and greens accented by gold for a beautiful swirl in a necklace. Or, combine this neutral color with red and black for a bold, balanced outfit. The Swarovski Light Peach is a perfect interpretation of Linen.
This traditional deep blue hue will whisk you away to exotic new styles when paired with other aqua tones and oranges. Emerald makes a perfect partner for jewelry designs, whether you choose to create an eye-catching necklace or earrings that glisten like a seaside morning. A creamy backdrop printed with Monaco Blue patterns would make a beautiful dress, too. Add this shade to your style using the Swarovski Dark Indigo crystal color.
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