Today I’ve finally sat down to plan this year’s color series for spring. I did a somewhat mini-series last year and the year before that. But for 2021, I’m going back to the old days where I would spend hours researching my content to bring the best information to you.
Let’s get started
This is week 1 and I’ll be sharing an intro to the series, as well as the main color of the year. Over the next 4 weeks, we’ll take a look at all the colors in Pantone’s palette for 2021. I’ll choose my favorite colors and share what I would make with those colors and even what fabrics have a similar color scheme.
The Color of the Year is Illuminating, a pretty yellow color. It’s not super bright, it’s really a subtle sort of color. The Ultimate Gray, I would say is the balancing color of the palette, meanwhile both colors are the anchor for is palette combination.
Color Palette and Harmonies
This week, I’ll be focusing on the below colors. I love them all, these colors are so exciting. I’m truly getting Caribbean vibes and it saddens me we can’t travel. I can see myself in all of these colors the combination possibility are astounding.
I would love to find a fabric similar to the below dress but in the colorway – Skydiver, Peacock Blue, Fruit Dove & Illuminating. Wouldn’t that look glorious?
Here is the definition given on Pantone regarding the color combination.
Pinterest Finds in Illuminating
Here are few Pinterest inspirations to get you going.
Inspirations by color
I love this power house color, it is just beautiful. As we enter Spring 2021, this would be ideal to make some wide leg trousers. One of the biggest trends this season is wider bottoms. No longer are those skinny jeans/jeggings the go to. They are still around, but currently the balance has tilted in favor of wider, comfortable and forgiving pants. You may also consider pretty wrapped skirts for this color.
What are your thoughts on the color Fruit Dove? Its so bubbly and happy, all I can do is smile when I see it. In all honesty, I’ve been trying to keep a neutral palette in my wardrobe with a few vibrant pieces. 2021 is looking like the year I make a slight adjustment to that. A neutral palette can still be achieved through careful planning and well curated projects. This color in my opinion is perfect for that garden stroll, or wine tasting event. I see statement shoulders and pretty floral dresses. These would also make cute springtime shorts, those with a pretty detail on the hems.
Peacock Blue is a fascinating color, not a typical one I would go for. I’m not against it in any way, it’s just not my first pick. But, I do find it pretty, I just need to find the perfect color combo. Right now all I can see is swimsuits made with this color. I think if given the opportunity, I would make an elevated Tee, something with some sort of details on the sleeves or asymmetric neckline.
I’m loving Cloud Dancer, it’s a very versatile color. Your wardrobe will rack up years of mileage with projects you make in this color. You can make your basic pieces or something more formal. I’m particularly taken by the oversized shirt trends and think this would be the ideal color and a chambray would look beautiful. Are you a grey sort of person? I know when I lived in Wisconsin, that was my go to color for Fall & Winter pieces.
In this section, I share the most appealing patterns that I would use for the colors we discussed. Links will be included.
- BARKERLOO TOP/DRESS by NINALEE
- CHATAIGNE SHORTS by DEER AND DOE
- GISELLE DRESS by STYLE SEW ME
- ORCHID MIDI DRESS by CHALK AND NOTCH
- OPAL PANTS & SHORTS by MEGAN NIELSEN
- PASSION BLOUSE by ATELIER SCAMMIT
- NOVEMEBR SKIRT by ATELIER SCAMMIT
- MCCALL’S M7836
- MCCALL’S M8003
- MCCALL’S M8094