PantoneView Colour Planner #34
An easy-to-use colour forecast card that is economic in cost and economic in time, embracing not just fashion but also cosmetics and industrial design. Colour Planner is segmented according to key colour directives. There is a general introduction to each directive outlining the colours involved and the philosophy behind them. These pages are followed by a more specific breakdown covering harmonies and materials according to end-use. Following these key colour directives, there comes the ‘basics’ section breaking down the essential, commercial colours of the new season again by end-use. Colours are dyed and coded according to the Pantone® colour system.
EAT SPRING/SUMMER 2016
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
George Bernard Shaw
We are what we eat. Food defines us. It is a global subject that is interpreted in a uniquely personal way. We eat to live, to be sociable; we cook to survive, to show our love and appreciation. We eat to solve emotional problems and to become healthier beings, mentally and physically. Food, more than anything else, has contributed to the change of individual societies and to the integration of different cultures. Through colour, texture, taste and smell, we discover new civilizations. And through colour, texture and taste, we explore Spring/Summer 2016.
S/S 2016 is a colourful season, yet without the same intensity and saturation of previous summers. Instead, there is a feeling of lightness and simplicity to all the palettes. Hues are fresh and lively. Soft harmonies work in colour families and can be graduated in steps… a move on from all the ombré and dip-dye colour we have been seeing recently. However, certain specific stories – like summer darks – feature harder contrasts, such as blues with oranges, or blacks with sharp whites. These colour contradictions work on various levels: complimentary; hot and cold; spicy and fresh; light and dark. There are no hard and fast rules this season.
Right now, we are evolving our understanding of colour. A few seasons ago, we were using colour for colour’s sake and viewed shades without much context. Then we started focusing on how colour is affected by (and is intrinsic to) the material it appears on: surface became very important. Now, we are moving beyond the visual, to see it as part of a total experience. We don’t just look at colour now, we experience and feel colour.
Dusty gold enriches caramel while shifting to dense and creamy beiges. Textile macrobiotics in the sparse weaving of natural fibres, silk, linen, and ramie.
Spring pastels are imbued with artificial fruit notes to bring a technical outlook, while strange, lab-grown florals infuse together to create a fun palette of papery brights.
Classic olive greens are underscored with slate blues and warm greys in a colour group offering an alternative to the traditional, clear spring greens usually seen in summer palettes.
An assembly of summery hues from sun-blessed coppers to vitamin C filled fruits. Pale and delicate greens are as juicy as their orange and amber neighbours.
It’s all about tonalities innate to nature – clean, vital, natural and vibrant shades that are honest and easy. Think verdure greens, purple leaves and papaya tones.
Dense, nutritional and vitaminic reddish tones with roasted and warm honey shades. Berries, red fruits, beetroot, exotic flowers, purple plum and ginger.
Trusted summer basics, lifted with pretty pastel shades – essential classics that are easy and uncomplicated using fundamental ingredients to feed the soul!
Meditative austerity in a new vision of monochromes. Cold greys and neutrals are weighted with coloured blacks, freshened with a shining white.