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Top 10 Fashion Colors for Spring 2008


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Even though it’s January, and spring seems really far away, it’s not too early to start planning for spring fashion. Knowing what the trends will be ahead of time will help you make smart purchases now and save some money by picking up key items before the trend hits.

One key factor in predicting fashion trends is color. Each season there are a few key colors that come into fashion, and Pantone, Inc. is the authority on predicting which colors will be next.

According to Pantone’s Spring 2008 Fashion Color Report, spring ’08 fashion will be characterized by “stabilizing neutrals combined with pops of brighter colors to create unique, distinctive looks.”

The report also lists Pantone’s picks for the Top 10 Fashion Colors of Spring 2008. In case you don’t want to go to the trouble of downloading the pdf, here they are in no particular order:

  • Golden Olive (PANTONE 16-0639)
  • Spring Crocus (PANTONE 17-3020)
  • Rococo Red (PANTONE 18-1652)
  • Pink Mist (PANTONE 13-2805)
  • Croissant (PANTONE 16-0924)
  • Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852)
  • Cantaloupe (PANTONE 15-1239)
  • Daiquiri Green (PANTONE 12-0435)
  • Snorkel Blue (PANTONE 19-4049)
  • Silver Gray (PANTONE 14-0000)

What do you think of the Spring 2008 colors? Which is your favorite? Do you hate them all? Let me know your opinions in the comments!

Posted on on January 3, 2008 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , ,

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21 Responses to “Top 10 Fashion Colors for Spring 2008”

  1. 1
    January 4th, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I’m happy to see that Rococo Red on there!
    I just bought the cutest outfits in that shade!

  2. 2
    January 4th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I was debating on whether to buy these “golden olive” moccasins for spring…and im super excited that the color is there! :)

  3. 3
    January 5th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Samantha – Rococo Red (along with Spring Crocus) is my fave shade of all the spring colors.. really cute and makes all the basics pop!

    Patrice – Ooh, golden olive moccasins sound interesting – send me the link if there is one, I’d like to see what they look like!

  4. 4
    January 6th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Awesome blog!

  5. 5
    January 8th, 2008 at 1:50 am

    Spring is my favorite time of the year and I actually love all the colors!

  6. 6
    January 8th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I <3

    Cantaloupe (PANTONE® 15-1239)

    Silver Gray (PANTONE® 14-0000)

  7. 7
    January 8th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks fashion frenzy :)

    Maria – Mine too! This year all the spring fashion colors are actually … “springy”, which I think rocks! It’s going to be fun.

  8. 8
    January 10th, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Love snorkel blue! Rooco red, freesia and daquiri are great too!

  9. 9
    January 14th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I’m loving Rocco Red & Snorkel Blue. They’ll work best on my dark skin tone ^_^

  10. 10
    January 16th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Fressia and Rococo Red.. FINALLY!
    thanx for posting it up
    you are the best!

  11. 11
    January 16th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Jane – Definitely with you on those, especially the silver gray!

    Kim – Seriously. Doesn’t snorkel blue just say warm weather to you? Haha I love it!

    Anyaposh – Yaaay! I’m pale as can be but hoping to still rock those colors too – as pops of color for a more basic outfit.

    Lillian – You’re welcome! I think you are the best too :)

  12. 12
    January 16th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I love all of the colors, but I must say that Rocco Red and Snorkel Blue are my absolute favorites.

  13. 13
    January 17th, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    All these colors are awesome! my favorite would have to be snorkel blue! And i can definatly see croissant going with everything! However i have a question, i have a white skirt, do you think wearing a criossant colored top with it would look ok or just weird??

  14. 14
    January 18th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Pink Mist is wonderful!

  15. 15
    January 30th, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I love love love these colors! Yay SPRING!

  16. 16
    January 31st, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Rococo Red and Snorkel Blue are cute,

  17. 17
    February 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am

    Christy – I think it might be okay and it really depends on the styles of both. I actually like white with more neutral beige and tan tones and also with brown. It’s a cute look that’s kinda earthy if you know what I mean.

    Maried – I’m with you on that – the pink mist is gorgeous.

    Leighanne – It can’t come soon enough!!!

    Layla and Mary – Seems like those are definitely the most popular colors. I can’t wait to stock up!

  18. 18
    February 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I just love this colours! Especially the Rococo Red, Snorkel Blue and Freesia!

    awsome! :)

  19. 19
    March 5th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I love Rococo Red, Snorkel Blue and Freesia. Gorgeous and oh-so-springy!

  20. 20
    February 19th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Will enjoy reading more. Adding to bookmarks. I thank you for this page.

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