As with every new season, trendy colors take center stage. Spring-Summer 2015 is no exception! At Fashions Week in Milan, Paris, London and New York, the trendy colors for spring-summer 2015, as announced by Pantone, were revealed for all to see! So it's said: this year, to dress up your outfits, which will be rather retro and patterned, the colors to wear are Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Gray. But what are these trendy colors that will be adorning women's clothing, fashion accessories, handbags and even small leather goods for spring-summer 2015? Here's everything you need to know about these colors!
The color aquamarine evokes a pale blue with a hint of gray. It's confirmed as one of this year's favorite colors. It's a soft, spring-like hue. The color aquamarine looks great with the color marsala or glacier gray.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Wearing aquamarine with turquoise.
Look idea: Pair an aquamarine thin-strap top with light blue jeans. Finish the look with a white jacket. The finishing touch is a scarf and bag in pale gray. If you're in the mood for jewelry, it can be silver or gold.
The color scuba blue is a deep turquoise blue, reminiscent of tropical seas. It's a hue that adds dynamism to your wardrobe. To make the most of it, combine it with neutral colors such as white or pale gray.
Look idea: Choose pants and matching top in black, white or chocolate brown, and match them with a scuba blue jacket. Handbags and shoes (but not both) can also be in scuba blue.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Wearing scuba blue with other color variants such as blue or turquoise green.
The color Lucite Green is a pale emerald green. This shade, commonly known as "mint", adds a touch of freshness. The lucite Green is a beautifully worn color when combined with pale shades, silver or gold.
Look idea: choose Lucite green high-heeled pumps, worn with light blue jeans. And why not a flowing powder-pink blouse?
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Avoid wearing Lucite Green on an outfit that's already predominantly green. Yes, too much green can kill that beautiful, soft green!
The color classic blue is a blue that comes dangerously close to chrome blue. Intense, this color brings class and chic to your outfit. This shade allows for the most glamorous color combinations. Classic blue can be worn with silver, gold or iridescent. For matte color combinations, it's best to choose light colors: you can't go wrong with white, powder pink or sky blue.
Look idea: Wear a Classic blue dress with ballet flats, bare feet or spartan shoes in silver or gold. If you're in the mood for an accessory, consider mismatching! The handbag can be Classic Blue.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Wearing this color with black. If you really want to combine it with black, opt for patina, iridescent or even patent black (if shoes are involved). In any case, it's urgent to avoid matte black.
The color Toasted Almond is a color similar to dark ecru or taupe. You won't want to miss it this summer! Yes, it's a timeless color that can't be ignored. It can be found on handbags, pumps, ballerinas, blouses, dresses and belts. In other words, the color Toasted Almond, it's an ultra-trendy, all-purpose color! It goes very well with sky blue, brown, pink or white.
Look idea: Wear a sky-blue blouse over jeans. To complete the look, wear a toasted almond jacket. Your cognac-brown handbag will be an exceptional match for your cognac-brown pumps or "richelieu".
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Toasted almond should not be paired with black.
The color Strawberry Ice is a luminous, gourmand shade of pink. The color is reminiscent of raspberry ice cream, hence the name. It's a must-have color for spring-summer 2015. Evening gowns, cocktail dresses, skirts, handbags..., it's a color that adds a glamorous, girly touch to your everyday style.
Look idea: Wear a Strawberry Ice pink dress and Glacier gray slipper-style ballet flats. Choose a powder pink clutch handbag. Any jewelry could be silver, gold or strawberry ice.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Strawberry Ice pink should never be paired with orange, no matter how intense.
The color Tangerine is an intense shade of orange that adds pizzazz to your outfit. Plain or printed Tangerine put you in a good mood and brighten up your day. It's a shade that's best worn with white or simply black. However, for a chic, glamorous look, you can pair it with gold shoes, belts or clutches.
Look idea: Choose a tangerine-colored, printed tunic with gold-colored bare feet. Choose a camel or cognac brown handbag.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Pairing a tangerine print with a navy blue print.
Custard is a pale lemon yellow. A soft, sunny hue, it adds a touch of spring and summer. It's a color that pairs well with neutral, timeless shades such as white or black. This shade is perfect with dark brown or cognac brown.
Look idea: Add a custard yellow scarf or belt to a predominantly pale blue outfit. Yes, sometimes an accessory is enough!
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: don't combine custard yellow with chrome blue!
Marsala is a reddish-brown color that's all the rage this year. Nail polish, blouses, belts, handbags... marsala is dressing up everything this year! This hue is similar to that of pomegranate, red brick or Sicilian wine, which carries the same tone. Marsala could be described as a coppery burgundy red. Like a magical color, Marsala can be worn by women of all complexions.
Look idea: Just choose an item of clothing in the color Marsala. If you're rather uncomfortable when this color is dominant, opt for a Marsala-colored belt or nail polish.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Wearing a total Marsala color look is definitely not recommended!
The color Glacier Gray is a sober, neutral gray that's a must-have in your dressing room. Rather pale, it's a hue that pairs well with other pale colors such as powder pink, sky blue or pale yellow. Glacier gray accessories, such as belts or chèches, are perfect for brightening up darker colors.
Look idea: Choose a trench coat in Glacier gray, which you can match with your handbag in the same color or in marsala. Your shoes could be cognac brown and your jewelry silver.
Fashion faux-pas to avoid: Wear a total Glacier Gray look!