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Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}

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As a crochet blogger, sometimes I wish winter would last forever. (Frigid temps are good for this business.) But as a mom of two young boys living in Michigan, where for the last 3 months the wind chill has been in the negatives more than it’s been in the positives, I gotta say…. I need spring to come. Like, yesterday.

If you’re ready to box up those chunky scarves and finally enjoy the warmth and freshness of the sun, then get ready to be totally inspired by this season’s Pantone Fashion Color Report.

Says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute:

“Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months… Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

Tropical landscapes? Soothing escape? I’ll take it.

I’ve perused all my favorite local and online craft stores to find the best matches for each of Pantone’s 16 springy hues, and compiled them into a handy list just for you. (Please note, if you click the “view here” links you’ll be taken to the yarns’ main pages and will still need to click the correct color swatches to view them.)

aquamarine

Cool and calming, this airy blue is said to act as a stress reducer.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade Highland Duo in “Dusty Teal” (view here)
Cascade Cherub DK in “Boy Blue” (view here)

scuba-blue

You’ll feel like you’re in an exotic paradise when you wrap yourself in something made from this energizing shade.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade Cherub DK in “Peacock” (view here)
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in “Tropic Breeze” (view here)
Lion Brand Modern Baby in “Turquoise” (view here)

lucite-green

Like the color of translucent water just before it breaks into white foamy waves on a tropical beach, cool and refreshing Lucite Green is this year’s minty hue.

Yarn Picks:
Schachenmayr Catania Grande in “Pine” (view here)

classic-blue

Strong and reliable, this classic shade is the anchor of the spring color palette.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton in “Blueberry” (view here)
Rowan Truesilk in “Sleep” (view here)
Rowan All Seasons Chunky in “Whirlpool” (view here)

toasted-almond

A sun-tanned neutral, this shade brings a little warmth to an overall cool color scheme.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Heartland in “Grand Canyon” (view here)
Rowan Softknit Cotton in “Sand” (view here)
Lion Brand Homespun in “Rococo” (view here)

strawberry-ice

Cool and refreshing, just as its name suggests, this pink hue makes an appealing statement.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade Cherub DK Yarn in “Cotton Candy” (view here)
Rowan Truesilk in “Sugar” (view here)

tangerine

Spontaneous and energizing, Tangerine will give an eye-catching pop of color to your project.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade 220 Superwash in “Orange” (view here)
Cascade Superwash 128 in “Pumpkin” (view here)

custard

Sweet and sunny, this yummy yellow might bring comfort food to the forefront of your mind.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade Eco+ & Ecological Wool in “Dandy Lion” (view here)
Cascade 220 Superwash in “Daffodil” (view here)
Rowan All Seasons Chunky in “Reach” (view here)

marsala

Natural yet sophisticated, Marsala was named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn in “Wine” (view here)
Cascade Heritage in “Wine” (view here)
Rowan Fine Lace Yarn in “Quaint” (view here)

glacier-gray

Quietly assuring, this classic yet understated gray tone will pair great with some of the brighter colors in the palette without taking away from them.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Silver Grey” (view here)
Schachenmayr Catania Grande in “Silver” (view here)

dusk-blue

Retreat into a place of quiet calm with this dependable shade of blue.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Dusty Blue” (view here)
Cascade 220 Sport in “Westpoint Blue Heather” (view here)

treetop

Another stress-relieving color, this rich green will serve as a nice backdrop for brighter colors.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Kelly Green” (view here)
Cascade Heritage in “Moss” (view here)

woodbine

A mossy shade of green, this color can best be described as nature’s neutral.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in “Dusty Green” (view here)
Lion Brand Heartland in “Joshua Tree” (view here)

sandstone

Rugged and woodsy, Sandstone is a grounded shade.

Yarn Picks:
Lion Brand Sock-Ease in “Root Beer” (view here)
Álafosslopi Icelandic Yarn in “Wheat Heather” (view here)

titanium

Durable and practical, this strong gray has a timeless appeal.

Yarn Picks:
Cascade Cherub DK in “Grey” (view here)
Schachenmayr Catania Grande in “Grey” (view here)

lavendar-herb

This happy yet calming hue will work wonderfully on its own or paired with other shades.

Yarn Picks:
Rowan All Seasons Chunky in “Flotsam” (view here)


Which shades are your favorite? Which ones do you think would pair well together? Let us know in the comments, then check out these patterns that make great use of the spring 2015 palette!

Crochetrendy's Yarn Picks for the Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}

Baby Flip Flop Sandals | Whistle & Ivy

 

Crochetrendy's Yarn Picks for the Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}

Easy Crocheted Face Scrubbies | Daisy Cottage Designs

 

Crochetrendy's Yarn Picks for the Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}

Chained to Infinity Scarf | Jessie At Home

 

Crochetrendy's Yarn Picks for the Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}

Grapefruit Coaster | Daisy Cottage Designs

 

 

Crochetrendy's Yarn Picks for the Pantone Fashion Color Report {Spring 2015}
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rebecca-langfordRebecca Langford is a 30-something mama of two precious boys, wife to her best friend Zack, and blogger/designer at Little Monkeys Crochet. When she isn’t playing with playdough or trying to figure out what to make for dinner, she loves coming up with new, modern crochet patterns that even beginners can follow. She’s also the creator of Crochetrendy.com.
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{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Sharla March 16, 2015, 3:41 pm

    I was just on Pantone’s website this morning trying to figure out yarn colors for this fall so I can get a step ahead. You out a lot of work into this and it is so helpful! Thank you!

  • lisa sisco July 17, 2015, 2:30 pm

    what about some of the cheaper brands of yarn? the only ones listed I could possibly afford are the Lion Brand and that would be a splurge…

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