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  1. There are actually 16 possible colours to wear this Spring/Summer – 4 of those are neutrals and the rest are bright and vivacious.  The colour of the year is Living Coral which I wrote a bit about in a previous newsletter. If you don’t like this colour or it just doesn’t feel right for you, I’ll describe 5 others that may just energise you.

    First, I have to warn you…these names are not mine!  ????

     

    Mango Mojito

    This is a scrumptious colour – just like the fleshy colour of a mango. It’s not quite yellow or orange but a happy blend. It has a rich tone which will go well with one of the neutrals below. You will need to try this colour on to appreciate it’s warmth and to see whether it really suits your skin tone. If you’ve fallen in love with this colour but don’t want to wear it as a block colour on a blouse or jumper, try accent pieces which may be more flattering for you.

     Mango Pantone

     

     

    Princess Blue

    This is a proper royal blue. Another rich and vivid colour. And doesn’t it make you sit up and take notice? It is not boring and imagine the coordinating pieces that you could wear with it – a neutral scarf in the soybean colour; a bold and eye-catching piece of jewellery; or layered with a jacket.  Try it as an accent colour to liven up an outfit and make you feel energised.

    Princess Pantone

     

     

     

     

    Jester Red

     

     

    What a colour! Deep, rich and vibrant. I sense a theme here.  I love this colour because it’s a wearable red. Not all of us like bright red tones or we lack confidence in wearing it; this jester red is feels safer and comfortable. It can easily be paired with the princess blue or mango mojito as well as the neutrals below. 

     Jester Red

     

     Soybean

    Well, this is certainly neutral! As mentioned above, it will coordinate well with reds/blues/oranges. You may want to wear it as a pair of trousers as an alternative to black or navy.

    Soybean Pantone

     

     Brown Granite

    Another strong colour that is understated and almost calming. How would you wear this colour? It’s very much chocolatey in feel and would work well with the mango mojito. Once again, if you think it’s all too much, try a scarf; chunky bracelet or earrings to show you are current. This colour can easily fit in with your current wardrobe colours.

     Brown granite

    The colours I’ve chosen seem serious and almost corporate like, however, they lend well to spring and offer a transition into the lighter shades for summer. Remember they can easily be paired with neutral tones to avoid feeling ‘it’s too much’.