Our desire for a warmer climate has caused us to ditch the gloom of winter and embrace the renewal of life that spring brings. This upcoming season has seen a revival in colors and every designer from Zac Posen to Gucci has used a shade of the most desirable hues in their Spring 2013 collections.
Add elegance and edginess to your hair with this Monaco Blue hair accessory. Or use a combination of Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue in you outfits, as seen with this color block dress. When it comes to home decor, wall color and flower arrangements in Dusk Blue is so in!
The runways of Tokyo to New York were graced with tones in Emerald, Linen, Tender Shoots, Blush Blue, Monaco Blue, Nectarine, Lemon Zest, Poppy Red, Grayed Jade, and African Violet.
What does this mean for you? These colors can be used as stand alone or in color block combinations. Mix and match to your hearts content, and express yourself through simple accessories, full-fledged gowns, or home decor.
Linen proves to be the perfect combination when pairing with other colors. See these Dolce & Gabanna wedges that incorporate Monaco Blue, Poppy Red, and Lemon Zest. Or a whole outfit in linen can pop with a bold Poppy Red lip. Don’t forget about Lemon Zest either, Louis Vuitton didn’t (see purse).
Emerald green is perfect for a twist on the smokey eye. Street fashion also gets a boost with Emerald. Tender Shoots can be reserved for a more elegant look (see dress), and also brightens up any space with this soft pillow case.
Go the vintage look with poppy red or pair the color with this Coach handbag. Nectarine works with just about anything; dinner settings, bold necklaces, or to brighten up your wardrobe.
Grayed Jade is perfect for satin pieces. Combine with classic black and edgy accessories for a unique look or keep it simple and elegant with floral headbands and jewelry. African Violet is perfect for nails and for a softer look (pieces of silk chiffon or soft cotton). Men don’t have to be excluded either. To update the office look, go with a tie in this spring color.
By LUCIJA MILLONIG for Paul Wharton Style