LUX Style: Spring 2014 Color Trends

A modern take on traditional spring colors, designers this season create a colorful equilibrium by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights. With the versatility of this palette, consumers are able to experiment with different color combinations to create a truly unique and signature look for Spring 2014. Draw inspiration from these five color trends and start planning your spring wardrobe now.

Spring 2014 Color Trends: Dazzling Blue
Yigal Azrouel
/ Matte Jersey Dress | 5th & Mercer / Flirty Mini Skirt
Proenza Schouler
/ Leather Bracelet | Saint Laurent / Leather Tote
Schutz
/ Lace Up Sandals

Hues of blue are going to dominate for spring 2014 with dazzling blue being the front-runner. Strong and eye catching, this shade of cobalt was featured in more than 25 runway shows for the season. Everyone already owns something in blue, and this shade can be worked into almost any ensemble. Pair a bright handbag or gladiator shoe with a summer white look or mix the color with muted pastels for a fresh vibe.

Spring 2014 Color Trend: Celosia Orange
Kenneth Jay Lane
/ Teardrop Earrings | Aurelie Bidermann / Spiked Bracelet
Elizabeth and James
/ Fit and Flare Dress | Victoria Beckham / Leather Bowling Bag
Steve Madden / Gladiator Sandal

Head into the season with an optimistic view by stepping out in celosia orange. This spontaneous shade of orange resonates with aspirational shoppers and is a stand out in the retail environment. Complete your look with a sun-kissed handbag or teardrop earrings for a pop of color. Mix with a light purple or turquoise for an exotic mix of colors perfect for a tropical getaway.

Spring 2014 Color Trend: Radiant Orchid
Lanvin
/ Crystal Earrings | Tibi / Camisole
Monique Lhuillier
/ Lace Dress | Botkier / Small Hobo Bag
Paul Andrew
/ Slingback Pumps

As Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid took the runways by storm and is now popping up in stores everywhere. With flattering rosy undertones, this shade of purple is associated with creativity and radiates a healthy glow onto skin for those who wear it. A bold counterpart to the popular violet tulip, go all out with the shade in a stunning dress or vibrant top. Pair accessories with sister shades for a colorblock look.

Spring 2014 Color Trend: Freesia
Vince Camuto
/ Yellow Cuff | See by Chloe / Tie Waist Blouse
alice + olivia
/ Yellow Sequin Dress | Elizabeth and James / Snake Sling Bag
Edmundo Castillo
/ Ankle Strap Sandals

Illuminate your spring wardrobe by adding a little freesia to the mix. This blazing yellow is the epitome of spring and conjures up positive thoughts of sunshine and florals. Incorporate this tropical shade with an energetic dress for a spring wedding or soiree or pair a freesia blouse with white trousers for a sophisticated take on the hue. A bright bag or bangle is sure to brighten any ensemble.

Spring 2014 Color Trends: Cayenne
Oscar de la Renta
/ Coral Drop Earrings | MAISON ULLENS / Flared Skirt
Equipment
/ Long Sleeve Blouse | Rebecca Minkoff / Studded Quilt Bag
Rachel Roy
/ Cutout Sandals

As its name suggests, those looking for a little kick this spring will look to cayenne to spice up their wardrobes. This high-pitch red heightens the excitement of any outfit and looks great paired with neutrals. Take a hint from these cutout sandals for the perfect color complement. A cayenne-colored blouse also pairs well with a teal or turquoise statement necklace for the ultimate spring look. To stay on the safe side, incorporate the color into trims and accessories.

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