Photo: Elea Blake Cosmetics
Delicate, beautiful, ethereal, magical, clear and friendly. I have a personal affinity for all of the Spring seasons and their blends. Light Spring is no exception. It's just plain pretty!
Now that the seasons of nature are changing, those of you who live North of certain latitudes are contemplating a Fall wardrobe segueing into Winter. Pantone has offered us their up to date fashion color palette:
Here also is the London version of what is in for Fall 2017:
What colors are going to be good choices? Before I head in that direction, here are my thoughts....
I really like how Pantone has gotten away from the traditional, heavier colors we associate with Fall/Autumn...whatever is proper terminology in your locale. The feeling is much lighter in weight and less shadowy-looking. Some people get very depressed during the change of seasons due to graying skies and lack of sunshine. I think both of these color collections will keep everyone perked up.
If I were a Light Spring, here is what I would examine. (PLEASE NOTE: It seems like when Pantone chooses colors, they get interpreted by designers in many different ways as far as undertone goes. Stay clear rather than browned or muted in this case. )
Grenadine! How I love "lipstick" colors! This color has a bit of an orange "pop" to it. Look for a lip balm or gloss in this shade. You are so fortunate that you can be a makeup minimalist due to your delicate coloring.
Butterrum could be a good fit as a neutral color, but compare it in person to the rest of your palette. I see a bit of a mauve base to this color. If it is too mauve, it won't be harmonious.
Shaded Spruce appears on my computer monitor to be a great match for your relatively darker greens. Teal greens like this look very nice on various complexions. Be certain not to go too dark with this one.
Marina is also another delightful color. Who would not want to see this optimistic looking blue on a day where there is no sun to be seen? I think many Light Springs forget about that bit of Summer in their palette. Marina is a nice reminder.
Lest I forget about wardrobe basic colors, I think Neutral Gray is a fantastic choice. It is difficult to find warmer grays. This one could end up being a real winner for you.
Continuing on to the London version of the Pantone Fall 2017 forecast:
Flame Scarlet is STUNNING!!!!! Look for a gloss, lip balm or semi sheer lipstick in this shade. This would be pretty as a blush if you can find it in one of those sheer gel formulas.
Primrose Pink looks warmer than Ballet Slipper, which is certainly within your realm. I can see this in a knitted angora sweater, a rain coat in some crisp fabric or a fun pair of socks. I happen to like both of these colors for Light Springs, just being cautious that Ballet Slipper does not go too much on the cool side.
Toast is a really nice neutral color. Just don't go more pink toned than your palette's limits. Some eye shadow this color might make for a really nice all over or transition shade.
Copper Tan appears on my screen like it would mesh quite well with the peaches and peachy neutral colors of Light Spring. If it appears heavy or drab looking next to your colors, give it a pass. Better yet, buy something in this shade for your Soft Autumn sister or friend should it not be a fit for you.
Lemon Curry would have to be interpreted lighter and fresher looking in order to be a great choice for you. If it is off by even a little bit, that could throw it into Autumn territory, so tread cautiously!
As you can see, the Fall 2017 Fashion Forecast as published by Pantone has a wealth of possibilities for Light Springs, which is so nice for a change of pace.
Are you a Light Spring looking forward already to...well....Spring 2018?
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