Shades of Spring

Spring brings to mind warmer weather, clearer skies, new beginnings and of course an abundance of flowers!  While we may be biased, it’s our favourite season, as we say ‘good bye’ to the dreariness of winter and ‘hello’ to the budding beauty of spring. Pun intended!

There are several opportunities for the floriculture industry to capitalise on this sentiment, with big calendar events on the agenda including the Spring Racing Carnival & Wedding Season. Client requests for these events are strongly driven by current fashion trends. Therefor we’ve devised a guide to  Pantone’s  2016 fashion colour report for the popular hues of the season.

pantone-spring-colour-chartRose Quartz: “A persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but light-hearted spring and summer months.” 

 Editor’s choice – Sarah Bernhardt Peony

Peach Echo: “A shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.” 

Editor’s choice – Sunset Garden Rose

Fiesta: “A harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown. A strong and fiery, yellow-based red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.”

Editor’s choice – Cacti Dahlia Andrew Mitchel

Buttercup: “A shining beacon transporting one to a happier, sunnier place.”

Editor’s choice – Yellow Ranunculus

Green Flash: “Radiates an openness that combines with the rest of the palette in unexpected but serendipitous ways.”

Editor’s Choice – Magnolia Leaf

Limpet Shell: “Is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquillity.”

Editor’s Choice – Echeveria Elgans

Serenity: “Comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.”

Editor’s Choice – Hydrangea

Snorkel Blue: “Plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.”

Editor’s Choice – Cornflower

Lilac Grey: “A neutral basic, with a lilac undertone that adds a distinctive edge to this classic shade.”

Editor’s Choice – Silver Suede

Iced Coffee: ” Manifests as another strong neutral for the season. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.”

Editor’s Choice – Cherry Blossom Branch




We’ve curated a visual mood board via Pinterest for more inspiration. Follow the link to see more!