Our last set of skin swatches, which wraps up the eye collections that were missing them- today brought skin swatch sets also for BLOOM, MUSE and CHIARA, while yesterday brought a large set of skin swatches- all 35 shades of the new LE “Moulin Rouge” collection! (Scroll down to see prior posts)
We chose to gently swatch the two rouge colors in this collection as well, on lightly moisturized skin, buffing the color in with a wide, flat brush. It is far more vivid than you would use it on your skin, of course- but it gives an excellent idea of the color tones and texture.
All swatches were photographed in direct sunlight, resulting in the intensity and high sparkle of each shade, to reveal the highlights, lowlights and subtle nuances of the complex shades.
Enjoy these skin swatch charts of SPRING 2012!
Welcome to Aromaleigh’s first Pantone-inspired seasonal collection! Aromaleigh has been exploring Pantone’s color trending for several years, but has never created a collection representing Pantones color forecasts…
Aromaleigh will be offering bi-annual limited edition collections inspired by Pantone’s twice yearly reports. Spring 2012 is gorgeous collection of 2 cheek colours and 8 eyeshadows. Pantone names each color in their reports, but we decided to give our colors new names, as they are inspired by Pantone’s report, not direct copies of each color.
From the Spring report, “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “They have learned how color can help them alter a mood, while providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”
Below are the colors from the report, along with the corresponding Aromaleigh shade, and a link to visit Aromaleigh’s Pinterest inspiration board for each color!
Provocative Tangerine Tango (aka “Dahlia” Rouge in our collection) , an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring. Visit Tangerine Tango Pinterest Board
Providing a jolt of energy, Solar Power (aka “Flare” mineral eyeshadow) radiates warmth and cheer. Visit Solar Power Pinterest Board
Fanciful Bellflower (aka “Heliotrope” mineral eyeshadow), a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity. Visit Bellflower Pinterest Board
Scintillating and sexy, Cabaret (aka “Tulip” Rouge) is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics. Visit Cabaret Pinterest Board
Sodalite Blue (aka “Dreaming of…” mineral eyeshadow), a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette. Visit Sodalite Blue Pinterest Board
Cockatoo (aka “Birds of a Feather” mineral eyeshadow), a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will make a statement this spring. Visit Cockatoo Pinterest Board
Margarita (aka “Spring Leaf” mineral eyeshadow), a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Visit Margarita Pinterest Board
Reminiscent of a blossom- ing garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac (aka “Lover-ly” mineral eyeshadow) evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe. Visit Sweet Lilac Pinterest Board
Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s brights. Driftwood (aka “Robin’s Nest” mineral eyeshadow), an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel. Visit Driftwood Pinterest Board
Starfish (aka “Branch Out” mineral eyeshadow), a perfect warm summer neutral, complement all colors featured inthis season’s top 10. Visit Starfish Pinterest Board
*** Color descriptions of Pantone Spring 2012 color report © Pantone.
A Color for All Seasons
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it.
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
“In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”
Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway.
And I thought honeysuckle flowers were white? Wrong I am… Anyway, love this brilliant happy shade… everywhere… even on macaroons.
You can even get a pantone honeysuckle credit card. wow. Amusing, as I am staving off credit cards…
Some honeysuckle-inspired interiors…
And of course, ETSY.
This is one of my favorite shades of purple… Enjoy!
The runways had a LOT more purple than the Pantone report let on… check it out! From pale lilacs to screaming vibrant jewel tones and everything in between, this color was definitely not a shrinking violet!
This week’s Etsy finds will follow up this post, as I explore the wonder that is Etsy in shades of lilac, hyacinth, violet and more purple, purple, purple!
Almost more of a luscious berry than a true red… the name Tomato Puree contradicts the true tones found in this gorgeous red shade. I think I might think of it more as “Raspberry Sorbet” or “Morello Cherry”… 🙂
I do find it interesting that all of the Pantone featured designers for this color have used red tones in their collections that are much more orange and tart reds.
Here’s some more peeks at the Spring 2010 runways, where ALL shades of red were evident… in the fine details, lips, shades, shoes, ruffles galore, hair accessories, bags, bows, bracelets, eyeshadow and feathers!
I recently bought a **bright** yellow dress and wore it on a day when I was feeling down… need a sparkle kick? WEAR YELLOW!
You can’t not feel happy and silly in bright yellow!
Gorgeous representation of Pantone Aurora from the designers who contributed to the report, above!
I found that this gorgeous shade of yellow was virulent on the Spring runways, as well as yellows veering into goldenrod and sunflower tones, as well as veering towards chartreuse.
Pantone’s choice for color of the year, Turquoise (Pantone 15-5519). One of my favorite shades, I personally find this particular shade, (Pantone 15-5519) to be more of a teal color? Teal-quoise? However, I’m not picky. Whether it’s green-blue or blue-green, this is still a shade range that I personally love…
The Pantone Spring 2010 report featured many designers who used shades from the forecast in their collections. Peter Som sees the color of the year as a reflection of “the need for happy, mood-lifting colors that offer a bit of escapism”. And who doesn’t need a little bit of escapism? Raise your hand!
Below, a few pieces from Peter Som’s Spring 2010 collection. These are the closest we could find to Turquoise, although they range into the pale blue range!
From Pantone.com: Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue
Turquoise was present on Spring 2010’s runways, but considering it was chosen as the color of the year by Pantone, I was very surprised to find that not only was Turquoise not a dominant shade, but most of the Pantone color forecast shades had a weak showing overall! There was a dominance of white, black, cotton candy pink, baby blue, kelly green and TONS of pastels, as well as metallics galore. Here’s some Turquoise from the Spring 2010 runways, slides source style.com
Here’s some Turquoise/Tealquoise fashion finds that wrap up this color trend with some drama!
Turquoise, teal, aqua, cerulean… whatever you want to call it… is one of my favorite colors!
and, it was a perfect time for a change. Last year’s Mimosa yellow was getting old…
CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2009 –Pantone LLC, an
X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.
“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth,
inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”
Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of
excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.
I did a quick search at Polyvore.com to see what fabulous teal- er- turquoise items I could come up with… lots! Here’s a few highlights.
Chartreuse. Even the word itself makes me smile. Here’s a color that I declare is this Fall’s “yellow”. Wear it with dark chocolate browns, eggplant purples, and of course, black…
Love this shade of green.
From Christian Dior’s Fall 2009 Couture. This collection knocked me out.
slides source style.com
(Yeah, they forgot her pants… what can I say, its’s “couture”!)
And the Dior lingerie-strap shoes that were worn in various styles and hues throughout the show were unreal… too bad these can’t be had anywhere.
I’ve searched out some finds in this shade. I’ve been doing lots of Etsy lately, so I’m grabbing these finds from Polyvore to mix things up a little!
Chartreuse lotus lantern from lunabazaar.com
Chartreuse quartz ring, jewelsboutique.com
chunky platform sandals from godammit.com
2 dozen chartreuse roses (I don’t like roses, but these rock!) from organicbouquet.com
How apropos. A chartreuse jeweled butterfly from exoticindiaart.com
Pseudo converse from wetseal.com
Dandelion pillow from tonicliving.com
Rupert Sanderson python pumps from rupertsanderson.co.uk
Art deco teardrop earrings from 1928.com
Brass and green bangle bracelets, 1928.com
One shouldered tier dress from mytheresa.com