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.)
Cool and calming, this airy blue is said to act as a stress reducer.
You’ll feel like you’re in an exotic paradise when you wrap yourself in something made from this energizing shade.
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.
Schachenmayr Catania Grande in “Pine” (view here)
Strong and reliable, this classic shade is the anchor of the spring color palette.
A sun-tanned neutral, this shade brings a little warmth to an overall cool color scheme.
Cool and refreshing, just as its name suggests, this pink hue makes an appealing statement.
Spontaneous and energizing, Tangerine will give an eye-catching pop of color to your project.
Sweet and sunny, this yummy yellow might bring comfort food to the forefront of your mind.
Natural yet sophisticated, Marsala was named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.
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.
Retreat into a place of quiet calm with this dependable shade of blue.
Another stress-relieving color, this rich green will serve as a nice backdrop for brighter colors.
A mossy shade of green, this color can best be described as nature’s neutral.
Rugged and woodsy, Sandstone is a grounded shade.
Durable and practical, this strong gray has a timeless appeal.
This happy yet calming hue will work wonderfully on its own or paired with other shades.
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!