It’s Shoesday and I’m starting the first Shoesday of the year with a discussion on the color trends for 2018. Twice a year Pantone releases their color trend predictions and this year they went a little crazy! They normally include ten trending colors but this season they added two more trending colors as well as including four classics colors for a total of 16! The color trends picks are full of color while the classics are neutral bases to wear with everything! It’s a good thing I don’t fear color because in their words:
“Color continues to be a powerhouse and a key influencer of fashion trends for spring 2018.” #YESS
There is a rainbow of hues … so much so that everyone should be able to find a color trend to embrace! Yellows and reds will persist accompanied by newcomer shades of purple. The Color of the Year is a deep rich purple appropriately named – Ultraviolet. Seem to early for these bold colors? The trends include transition colors meant to be warn in tandem. Now is the time to find a few bright-colored pieces and begin incorporating them into your wardrobe.
I suggest you start with shoes!
Color Trends for 2018
Below are the Color Trends for 2018 in clockwise order starting at the top. Each color is accompanied by a matching shoe selection. My recommendation … pick your favorites and then save this graphic to Pinterest to refer to all season long! #colorwheel
Meadowlark: The bold and lively Meadowlark is a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade which highlights the spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us. Wear this color proudly with the Katy Perry Tashia Pump.
Cherry Tomato: Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orange – red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored shade is viscerally alive. This L.K. Bennett pump is perfect to bring out your inner siren.
Little Boy Blue: Little Boy Blue is no longer for little boys only. Suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, this azure blue shade assures us with its promise of a new day. Step into your next new day with the Steve Madden Daisie pump.
Chili Oil: Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette. Flavor your palette with this Nine West pointed-toe silhouette with an adorning bow.
Pink Lavender: Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence. Choose the timeless classic, the Sam Edelman Hazel pump as your charmer.
Blooming Dahlia: With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal. For an understated heel try this fun Anne Klein pump with a slightly suggestive peep toe.
Arcadia: Hinting at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green; its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season. This Mint Chip pump by SJP matches the tone
Ultra Violet: Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues. Show your intriguing side with this Vince Camuto D’Orsay pump.
Emperador: The rich chocolate infused brown Emperador adds strength and substance to the spring 2018 palette. With a block heel for strength this Kate Spade beauty oozes rich.
Almost Mauve: With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the spring 2018 palette. A kitten heel provides the perfect taste of nostalgic in this Naturalizer pump.
Spring Crocus: Witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm. This Nine West pump is surrounded with the perfect amount of tasseled flare.
Lime Punch: Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the spring 2018 color palette. These stop you in your tracks stunners from SJP are the perfect punch in Caution Yellow.
Classic Color Trends for 2018
As you’ve seen in my Capsule Wardrobe posts, classic, neutral colors are the mainstay of any workhorse wardrobe. Their inclusion in the color trends is not abnormal but their segregation is.
“We want to reflect consumers’ increased desire for color, and felt that if we included these core basics into our top color call outs, we would be forced to limit the number of colors we thought deserved special attention, at the same time, the core classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe, and we also want to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.”
Harbor Mist: A mid-tone dove-gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette. Ground your stride with a solid block heel in this soft blue-grey pump from Ralph Lauren.
Coconut Milk: Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season. This cloudy white beauty from Katy Perry will help your stride take flight!
Warm Sand: Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons. Effortlessly connect all the pieces in your outfit with this neutral pump from Cole Haan.