Spread A Little Sunshine!

Colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

Interestingly, for Spring/Summer 2016 there are truly no perceivable distinctions in colour choices between the men’s and women’s collections. Many of the colours transport the wearer to more tranquil and calmer environs which encourage relaxation. Examples include pastels of pink, peach, rose brown and blue.

However, in contrast there are also colours that are inspired by artists such as Matisse and Picasso – two being yellow and red. Both vibrant colours that can bring a feeling of fun, optimism and passion to our lives.

We have all just survived the all-encompassing red and pink Valentine’s Day marketing. With Easter approaching now, we are surrounded by all things yellow e.g. yellow chicks, yellow eggs and, of course, the beautiful Spring flowers like daffodils and primroses. And don’t they look a picture! I don’t know about you but as soon as the daffodils start to flower I feel more positive and look forward to the lighter evenings approaching.

In my experience a lot of people find the idea of actually wearing yellow a bit “scary” as they’re not sure whether or not it suits them. As with all colours, this actually depends on your own colouring. Do you have a warm or cool skin tone? Are there any golden lights in your hair? It is essential to know this because to create harmony and balance the colours you wear need to complement your hair, eye and skin tones.

Yellow is a warm colour so looks best on people with warm skin and hair tones. Wearing yellow near your face will cast a lovely golden glow if you do have warm tones but if yours are cool (and particularly if  you have grey hair), my advice is to stick with this season’s pinks and blues as, far from casting a healthy glow,  yellow could make you look bit jaundiced!

Yellow is shining on every trend this season, from cropped pants and sheer dresses to bathrobe-style coats and billowy skirts, so if you’ve got the right colouring to wear it – why not spread a little sunshine and give it a go!