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Pantone selects top 10 colors for Spring 2010

Carlstadt, N.J. – Pantone has announced the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for spring 2010, pointing to trends that can potentially have effects on the home textiles style front.

 In its “Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2010,” the color authority identifies these hues:

TurquoiseTomato PuréeFusion CoralVioletTuscanyAuroraAmparo BluePink ChampagneDried HerbEucalyptus

The Pantone color ID number for each is indicated in the full report, which is available for free at The report also features commentary from fashionistas and such retailers as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Links of London, said Pantone.

 “Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun.”

Among the descriptives by Pantone on the top 10 colors for spring 2010:

 “Spring and summer naturally evoke feelings of calm ocean waters and tranquil beach vacations in cool, vibrant, tropical Turquoise. This soothing hue from the blue-green family conjures feelings of escape, especially when paired with Amparo Blue.

 “Like the scent of a blossoming flower, Violet lends a romantic air to the warm-weather palette.

 “Yellow has made its mark on fashion and spring will further this trend with gleaming Aurora.

 “Energy continues to surge throughout the warmer hues, leading to provocative Fusion Coral. This inviting orange connects directly to tangy Tomato Purée, this season’s classic red. Pair it with Turquoise for a retro look.

 “Kick back and enjoy the bubbly luxury of Pink Champagne. This delicate, wispy tint is the season’s newest neutral. The melding of Pink Champagne, Tomato Purée and Amparo Blue is a refreshing take on the classic springtime combination of red, white and blue.

 “Tuscany, a warm beige hue, provides the perfect backdrop and works well as a solid base with dynamic accents like Fusion Coral or Violet. Dried Herb is the ultimate green neutral, pairing well with all other colors. Ideal for bigger ticket items, cool Eucalyptus is the eternal, practical gray. Choose this nuanced neutral and add brightly colored exclamation points in shoes, jewelry and handbags.” 

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