Color Predictions: Spring 2009

Every season, the fashion world is inspired by a new palette of colors and this palette usually dictates what we see in stores and what eventually become popular color combinations.

A couple months ago, the color forecasts for Spring 2009 were released (yes, there is such a thing) and here’s what the fashion and color experts say we should expect…

“Spring traditionally evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings, with sprouting shoots and blossoming flowers that inspire designers to breakout of the winter doldrums. Bright colors return to the top 10 list for Spring ’09, as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections, yet temper the vibrancy with deeper, translucent or neutral tones.”

It seems as though yellow will continue to make its mark in Spring ’09 and slate gray will serve as a solid neutral. Rich colors like a deep fucshia and a classic blue make the top 10 list, along with softer colors like lavender, rose pink and a neutral beige with “subtle rose undertones”.

Our favorites in the forecast are the three greens. According to the experts, these tones perpetuate the idea of “freshness and renewal”. A citrus inspired green (no. 1 above) which we think is a really modern, chic shade; a bright, fun, blue-green hue (no. 2) and a perfect spring green (no. 3). Each of these colors can be paired with a great neutral like ivory, chocolate brown or even gray to create a beautiful, fresh wedding palette for the spring.

In the upcoming weeks, we will assemble a few wedding palettes based on these Spring 2009 colors as well as a few slightly more traditional favorites. Stay tuned!

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  • By Flights of Fancy » Lemon, Slate and Mint on December 2, 2008 at 8:39 am

    [...] lemon yellow is the main focus of this bright palette perfect for a summer wedding. As the Spring 2009 Color Forecast predicted, bright yellow will continue to be a fashion forward hue which makes it a great choice [...]

  • By Flights of Fancy » Coastal Style on February 18, 2009 at 11:07 am

    [...] on Martha’s Vineyard. In this case, a citrus-inspired green (predicted as one of the hot new colors for Spring 2009) adds a modern freshness to the traditional [...]

  • By Flights of Fancy » Lavender, Pewter and Rose on March 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    [...] lavender and rose were predicted to be fashion-forward colors in the color forecast for Spring 2009 and those colors did indeed make an appearance in Spring bridesmaid collections for popular brands [...]

  • By Flights of Fancy » Color Predictions: Fall 2009 on April 22, 2009 at 9:04 am

    [...] If you’re curious about what the experts predicted for Spring 2009, click here. [...]

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