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Pantone’s Spring 2017 Colors Are Inspired Straight From Runway

Pantone has released its top 10 colors for spring 2017, inspired by the shows and trends exhibited at New York Fashion Week.

According to WWD, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman and her team combed through about 119 NYFW shows and presentations to identify the 10 core colors.

“When you’re seeing the colors and the clothing coming down the runway, you get a pretty good picture of what value the color is and what tonality it is,” Eiseman told WWD, noting designers like Thom Browne, Tory Burch and Victoria Beckham, who all used variations of the spring colors within their collections.

“We looked at each look, and of course for that, you really have to whistle through. But there are certain things that stood out because we’re always looking for color cues,” Eiseman said. “It seems to me that exponentially it just gets better and better, because there is just so much originality and freedom in the use of color, particularly in the use of combinations. It’s fun for us to see the extremes too — from the silly to the sublime. And silly in a good way because it can also be inventive, creative and eye catching. You look at all the gorgeous dresses, gowns and fabrics and that’s all lovely. But when there’s whimsy as well that puts a smile on your face, that’s what fashion is all about.”

Here are the top 10 colors for spring 2017 to look out for –

Niagara 17-4123

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A denim-like blue that’s comfortable, dependable and relaxed. As seen at Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen and Joseph Altuzarra.

Primrose Yellow 13-0755

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A sunlight yellow reminiscent of nature. Several designers used this color in tandem with Island Paradise and Hazelnut.

Lapis Blue 19-4045

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An update to classic navy, Lapis Blue adds vitality and energy.

Flame 17-1462

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This red-fused orange was seen at Rag & Bone, Gabriela Hearst and Lela Rose.

Island Paradise 14-4620

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This refreshing cool blue was weaved into the collections of Victoria Beckham, Lela Rose and Christian Siriano.

Pale Dogwood 13-1404

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A muted pale pink that was spotted at J.Mendel, Banana Republic, Ryan Roche, Baja East and Lacoste.

Greenery 15-0343

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Green is synonymous with spring, and designers Zac Posen, Trina Turk and Cynthia Rowley took note.

Pink Yarrow 17-2034

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Bold and vibrant, Pink Yarrow packed a punch at Kith and Nanette Lepore.

Kale 18-0107

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Everyone knows fashion’s kale obsession, and now, the leafy green hue is taken to the runway.

Hazelnut 14-1315

hazelnut
Kanye West and Dennis Basso incorporated this refreshed neutral into their spring collections.

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