color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: lucite green

I love this color… a pale teal, not really too green to me, but then, color IS entirely subjective.

Pantone describes this shade as “Reflective Lucite Green, a clean, clear subtle hue, adds a slight shimmer.”

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Here’s some lovely lucite/sea foam/ creme de menthe green things a la Etsy:

Vintage Carved Pale Green Floral Earrings MYSTIC MINT ... Bridesmaid Summertime Bliss

Vintage Carved Pale Green Floral Earrings MYSTIC MINT by ParisienneGirl

Mint Cupcake Vintage Necklace

Mint Cupcake Vintage Necklace by lonkoosh

Sarah, ruffled soft leather shoulder bag in London Mint

Sarah, ruffled soft leather shoulder bag in London Mint by jolavdesigns

Lemongrass Mint Handmade Lip Balm

Lemongrass Mint Handmade Lip Balm by heartsandbows494

PRINT - Hello. Also, I Love You SEA FOAM linocut 8x10

RINT – Hello. Also, I Love You SEA FOAM linocut 8×10 by thebigharumph

Peridot Camelia Flower Earrings. Vintage Mint Green Glass, Antiqued Brass

Peridot Camelia Flower Earrings. Vintage Mint Green Glass, Antiqued Brass by bumbershootdesigns

Mint Green Vintage Brocade Wiggle Dress - made by Dig For Victory

Mint Green Vintage Brocade Wiggle Dress – made by Dig For Victory

handpainted espresso cup in turquoise and gold - one of a kind

handpainted espresso cup in turquoise and gold by artonporcelain

Paris Photo Collection - 8x10 Green

Paris Photo Collection by littlebrownpen

Summer 'Libi' Dress with  White Embroidery - Mint Green

Summer ‘Libi’ Dress with White Embroidery – Mint Green by onor

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color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: lucite green

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: super lemon

I know, yellow, yellow, yellow. It’s everywhere. I’m not sure if I will buy anything yellow this year. I didn’t last year and it was hot then, as well. But I sure do love all of the gorgeous dresses from the Spring runways.

Some more yellow inspiration, from Etsy:

Lovely Mellow Yellow Earrings - Lemon Quartz and Lampwork Glass

Lovely Mellow Yellow Earrings – Lemon Quartz and Lampwork Glass by LeanneDesigns

Lemon Lime Mini Wallet, Business Card Holder,Gift Card Holder

Lemon Lime Mini Wallet, Business Card Holder,Gift Card Holder by hartstringz

Let The Sunshine In - 8x10 Art Print in Sunny Yellow - by ColorBee

Let The Sunshine In – 8×10 Art Print in Sunny Yellow – by ColorBee

Lemon Sugar Soap with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter

Lemon Sugar Soap with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter by DressGreen

Yellow Leather iPhone/iPod/HTC Case with Flowers

Yellow Leather iPhone/iPod/HTC Case with Flowers by EightSeasons

Coda wrap dress in matte finish- over a dozen ways to wear it- one size fits most- available in 45 colours

Coda wrap dress in matte finish- over a dozen ways to wear it by natajane

Black Eyed Susan Women's Lemon Yellow Graphic Tee Shirt

Black Eyed Susan Women’s Lemon Yellow Graphic Tee Shirt by critterjitters

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: super lemon

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: salmon rose

From PANTONE:

Taking a cue from its lemony neighbor, friendly and approachable Salmon Rose
also conveys an optimistic outlook. The subtlest of oranges, Salmon Rose is
flattering to most complexions and is beautiful with a summer glow.

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: salmon rose

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: fuchsia red

I adore this color, simply!

From Pantone, “Think sensual and seductive Fuchsia Red for clothing, as well as lipstick and nail polish selections, this spring. With its blue undertones, this cool red is a real show-stopper, adding a sense of elegance to the palette.”

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color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: fuchsia red

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: lavender

From Pantone: “”Taking purple in a lighter direction, Lavender presents a softer, more summery hue, extending the mystical aspects of purple available last fall.”

Lovely Lavender… the color of my favorite Lilacs (ah, that scent!) and of course, Lavender itself!

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Lavender Love at Etsy…

Translucent lavender cuff bracelet  Asian style dogwoood, handmade  jewelry by theshagbag on Etsy

Translucent lavender cuff bracelet Asian style dogwoood, handmade jewelry by theshagbag

Organic cotton jersey wrap dress with fold over shawl collar - made to order

Organic cotton jersey wrap dress with fold over shawl collar – by Sandmaiden

Amethyst Earrings Sterling Silver Pale Pink Chandelier with Ametrine - Rose Romance

Amethyst Earrings Sterling Silver Pale Pink Chandelier with Ametrine – Rose Romance by AeridesDesigns

Oh My Word Lavender Sachet Pillows - Set of 3

Oh My Word Lavender Sachet Pillows – Set of 3 by myheartsdesign

Ultraviolet Necklace Oxidized Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Ultraviolet Necklace Oxidized Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal Necklace by Polestar

Simple Satin Skirt

Simple Satin Skirt by Janet5643

Lilac and Lavender Goats Milk Soap LIMITED QTY

Lilac and Lavender Goats Milk Soap LIMITED QTY by Lostriverrags

Lavender French Cut Prism in Silver Filigree Pendant

Lavender French Cut Prism in Silver Filigree Pendant by TrashandTrinkets

French Vintage Button Bracelet - Whispers of the Past

French Vintage Button Bracelet – Whispers of the Past by Krishenka

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: lavender

color love: pantone spring color report 2009

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Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today released the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Spring 2009. The report features the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for spring ’09, along with designer sketches, quotes and headshots. The availability of the PANTONE Fashion Color Report coincides with the beginning of New York Fashion Week and is available free-of-charge.

Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings, with sprouting shoots and blossoming flowers that inspire designers to breakout of the winter doldrums. Bright colors return to the top 10 list for spring ’09, as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections, yet temper the vibrancy with deeper, translucent or neutral tones.

“New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of economic uncertainty,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Fall ’08 saw blue and purple rise to the forefront of fashion. As is often true, colors evolve from season to season, and spring ’09 is no exception. Palace Blue, a favorite among designers this season, takes a steadfast, classic, spring navy-like tone and makes it sparkle. Paired with just about any color in the report, it offers many intriguing spring combinations. Taking purple in a lighter direction, Lavender presents a softer, more summery hue, extending the mystical aspects of purple available last fall.

As yellow continues to make its mark on the world of fashion, tangy Super Lemon brings a fun, optimistic outlook to the palette. Its luminosity is determined to evoke a smile and attract the roving consumer’s eyes. Taking a cue from its lemony neighbor, friendly and approachable Salmon Rose also conveys an optimistic outlook. The subtlest of oranges, Salmon Rose is flattering to most complexions and is beautiful with a summer glow. Think sensual and seductive Fuchsia Red for clothing, as well as lipstick and nail polish selections, this spring. With its blue undertones, this cool red is a real show-stopper, adding a sense of elegance to the palette.

Stabilizing neutrals provide practicality in a changing economic landscape. Not your average beige, Rose Dust breaks away from the typical neutrals associated with spring by adding dimension with subtle rose undertones. And with its bluish-green undertones, cool Slate Gray is a nuanced neutral that can be paired with any of the other nine colors in the report.

Three greens, each with their own distinct personality, round out the color palette for spring ‘09, perpetuating the idea of freshness and renewal. Vibrant Green, the quintessential spring hue, brings a true verdancy to the palette in a time of revitalization. Dark Citron, a citrus-inspired green, is calmer and more serious than most, offering an element of sophistication to the mix. Reflective Lucite Green, a clean, clear subtle hue, adds a slight shimmer.

For more information about the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2009 please visit: www.pantone.com/spring2009

Here’s the spring 2009 color chart above represented by lovely one-of-a-kind Etsy finds:

color love: pantone spring color report 2009

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: rose dust

A delicate buffed pink/rose tone is in the Spring Color trends. I found lots of this color on the Runways in delicate, ballet-inspired neo-vintage fashions.

As far as makeup goes… this is such a delicate color. It could be beautiful for a nude pale lip, or a highlighter under the brows.

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Some delicate Etsy finds which elevate this color to divinity!

Full Blown Rose filigree necklace on pink chain, handmade

Full Blown Rose filigree necklace on pink chain, handmade by Starzyia

Pink 'Tina' Giant Dupion Silk Bow Headband

Pink ‘Tina’ Giant Dupion Silk Bow Headband by Hopeless

Necklace Butterfly Feminine Shabby Chic Crystal Rose Violet Brass Handmade by lushbaubles on etsy

Necklace Butterfly Feminine Shabby Chic Crystal Rose Violet Brass Handmade by lushbaubles

Pink 'Agnes' Silk and Velvet Ribbon Bralette

Pink ‘Agnes’ Silk and Velvet Ribbon Bralette by Hopeless

Handmade Coin Purse - Take To The Sky

Handmade Coin Purse – Take To The Sky by Seventhsphere

Repurposed Paper Roses by missIsa on etsy

Repurposed Paper Roses by missIsa

Elan ... Knitted Neckwarmer / Scarflette - Dusted Rose Pink - Colorful Flowers

Knitted Neckwarmer / Scarflette – Dusted Rose Pink – Colorful Flowers by irregularexpressions

Rose Postage Stamp Jewelry. Altered Art Necklace. Handmade Starzyia on etsy

Rose Postage Stamp Jewelry. Altered Art Necklace. Handmade Starzyia

color love: pantone spring/summer 2009: rose dust