In these early stages of the new year there is a huge buzz surrounding colour trends. At Keltic we’ve been working our way through the industry colour reports as well as speaking to our manufacturers about the palate of 2017. In this article we’ll share with you the information that we’ve found!
Colour of the Year: Greenery
The authority on colour is Pantone. Each year Pantone selects a key colour which reflects the current cultural climate. This colour goes on to influence trends in all facets of design. This year the key colour is Greenery. Pantone calls Greenery “Nature’s Neutral”. The yellow-green hue (specifically, Pantone 15-0343) clearly calls to mind the environment, and specifically the growing desire to reconnect with nature. It seems that as we are becoming increasingly infatuated with technology we are realising a need to disconnect from it, at least occasionally, and remember what is ‘real’. The shade also refers to the rising amount of manufacturers and suppliers – like Keltic – who are starting to go green and use recycled materials.
Shades of Spring
As well as naming the colour of the year Pantone have also announced a number of shades with which to support Greenery. These are specifically geared towards the upcoming Spring season:
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says:
“Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”
How Colour Trends Affect Your Business
It’s important that your business is seen to keep up with the latest trends. One way to do this is by making sure that your staff uniform is current. Your staff, after all, are often the first port of call for your customers. The impression your customers get from your staff is the first impression they get from your business. Is your uniform dated and tired-looking, or is it sharp and on-trend? If the answer is the former then why not utilise the above information and get some key colours into your uniform.
Get in Touch
Should you wish to consult with our staff on how specifically to integrate these colour trends into your staff uniform just give us a call on 08450666699. Alternatively you can make an online enquiry here. Thanks for reading, and please do leave a comment below!