Pantone: Color Theory for Spring 2018

Posted on February 13 2018

Spring is just around the corner! With the new season we welcome warmer weather, the rebirth of plants, and new color, color, color! That's right, Spring Pantone is about to pop off. And we at Jesse James Beads couldn't be more excited.

The colors that Pantone Color Institute has released for Spring 2018 are fresh, intoxicating, and some downright wild. Any purple lovers out there? You're in luck. Pantone brings us 4 varied shades of this regal hue. Want a peek at what's to come? Scroll on, sweet friend! These colors are for you:

PANTONE TREND COLORS: Spring/Summer 2018

The Pantone Color Institute forecasts the top trending colors seen across all areas of design for that particular season. Typically Pantone calls out 10 colors, however this Spring/Summer we are donned with an additional 2! Here are your most prevalent colors of Spring/Summer 2018. Leave us a comment with your favorite for a chance to win a $10 gift card!

 

PANTONE 13-0646
Meadowlark
Bold. Lively. Confident. Joy-Filled. 
PANTONE 17-1563
Cherry Tomato
Impulsive. Energetic. Courageous. Alive.
PANTONE 16-4132
Little Boy Blue
Clarity. Expansiveness. Promise of a Brand New Day. 
PANTONE 18-1440
Chili Oil
Seasoned. Earthy. Flavorful.
PANTONE 14-3207
Pink Lavender
Soft. Romantic. Soothing. Charm.
PANTONE 15-1520
Blooming Dahlia
Subtly Alluring. Feminine. Understated Appeal
PANTONE 16-5533
Arcadia
Retro. Yet Modern. Cool. Clean. Complex
PANTONE 18-3838
Ultra Violet
Original. Ingenious. Magical. Distinct. 
PANTONE 18-1028
Emperador
Rich. Chocolatey. Empowered.
PANTONE 12-2103
Almost Mauve
Gentle. Delicate. Nostalgic. Ephemeral.
PANTONE 17-3020
Spring Crocus
Witty. Expressive. Exciting. Flirtatious.
PANTONE 13-0550
Lime Punch
Sharp. Strident. Citrus.
Stay tuned for more Pantone fun. We are cooking up some fantastic new finds for you, that is, hand-dyed beads to perfectly match these 12 fantastic hues. Be on the look out for new mixes and strands from the color curators at Jesse James Beads. It's all happening soon!
Leave a comment with your favorite Spring 2018 Pantone color and why for a chance to win a $10 gift card. Winner will be chosen at random on February 20!
All Heart,
Your Friends at Jesse James Beads

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  • Sysco Murdoch WickedlyWiredWearableArt : February 19, 2018

    Oh My!! What is it about these beads that make my heart beat like a Hamster’s? These new spring colors make your imagination spin like a pin wheel at a spring fair! Oh the possibilities! Wonderous yellows, and hues of fresh blooming bulbs! Sleek Chocolates and Garden salad mixes! Hot peppers and oh so soft powdered color washes!Blooming Dahlia is high on my list, for Bridal, and just ever so lovely in so many ways. Easter, Mother’s Day, make it special, everyday! Beauty on an Artist’s pallet! Where’s my brushes? Can’t wait to paint! Brava!!♡♡♡

  • Sysco Murdoch WickedlyWiredWearableArt : February 19, 2018

    Oh My!! What is it about these beads that make my heart beat like a Hamster’s? These new spring colors make your imagination spin like a pin wheel at a spring fair! Oh the possibilities! Wonderous yellows, and hues of fresh blooming bulbs! Sleek Chocolates and Garden salad mixes! Hot peppers and oh so soft powdered color washes! Easter, Mother’s Day, make it special, everyday! Beauty on an Artist’s pallet! Where’s my brushes? Can’t wait to paint! Brava!!♡♡♡

  • Lili Kamath: February 16, 2018

    Meadowlark:
    daffodils & primroses & crocus;
    gentle spring sunshine;
    soft hue of tree buds before the sun turns citrine into emerald;
    promise of warm summer delights;
    heart-lifting joy!

    I love “Meadowlark”!!

  • Lili Kamath: February 16, 2018

    Meadowlark:
    daffodils & primroses & crocus;
    gentle spring sunshine;
    soft hue of tree buds before the sun turns citrine into emerald;
    promise of warm summer delights;
    heart-lifting joy!

    I love “Meadowlark”!!

  • Lee Koopman: February 16, 2018

    Wow! What a great variety! I’m having a hard time settling on a favorite. I’m not a favorite of spring colors that are romantic, pastel, light colors. I’m happy to see choices that don’t fall into that category. I think my most favorite is the Chili Oil! Spicy, warm, …..yow! I love that there are several shades of purple, LOL. Purple is my most favorite color. Am curious now if you are going to offer some of your delicious mixes. I’ve been sitting here trying to put together mixes and have come up with some strange combos so I’ll be very interested in what you put together. Can’t wait to see!

  • M Brent Payne: February 16, 2018

    Wow, these are amazing colors and choosing ONE favorite is hard. I love the PANTONE 14-3207
    Pink Lavender and the PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus for personal use.
    Now for jewelry to sell… the Lime punch and Ultra Violet will just about knock the socks off of some of my
    customers AND most everyone loves greens and browns => Arcadia and Emperador.
    Now I can’t wait to see what you do with the Chili Oil and Meadowlark.

    Spring catalogs are already arriving with yellows and reds making the covers. You all are wonderful!!!

  • Stephanie Simpson: February 16, 2018

    Wow! Choices, choices! The Chili Oil is extravagant, the Emperador is so luscious and chocolatey, and Almost Mauve, Blooming Dahlia, and Pink Lavender, are so feminine and fresh!

  • Sherry Reid: February 16, 2018

    I love Ultra Violet the most. Pink Dahlia is second!!! Pantone has the best colors ever.

  • Camille: February 16, 2018

    Great colors to choose from…….can’t wait to see them. While I love purples, that Almost Mauve and the Blooming Dahlia are catching my thoughts….

  • Andi (Moose’s Mom) nystrand: February 16, 2018

    The Lime Punch and Chili Oil are amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see the beads!!!

  • Mary F Ringquist: February 16, 2018

    Of course, I like them all but the richness of the Emperador brown is fantastic and the daintiness of the Almost Mauve is delightful.

  • Norma: February 16, 2018

    1st choice Mesdowlark
    2nd choice Cherry Tomato
    3rd choice Blooming Dahlia

  • Stephanie Simpson: February 16, 2018

    Oh gosh! How to pick? The Chili Oil is bold and beautiful, and the Emperador is warm and luscious and chocolatey! The Pink Lavender, Blooming Dahlia, and Almost Mauve are delicate and feminine. Wow…..

  • Stephanie Simpson: February 16, 2018

    Oh gosh! How to pick? The Chili Oil is bold and beautiful, and the Emperador is warm and luscious and chocolatey! The Pink Lavender, Blooming Dahlia, and Almost Mauve are delicate and feminine. Wow…..

  • Cathy Penney: February 16, 2018

    I surveyed my students and blue is the favorite color, so Little Boy Blue is unanimous!

  • Cheyenne Duvall: February 16, 2018

    Fantastic colors!

  • holly Gleason: February 16, 2018

    Beautiful colors … my favorite is Spring Crocus.

  • Martha Parsons: February 16, 2018

    First, let me say that your color boards are fantastic!!! Kudos!
    I love me some purples, but that Lime Punch makes my mouth pucker and my saliva glands work overtime!! Similarly, the Emperador takes me back to the scent of my Dad’s pipe tobacco – sort of a sweet cherry smell. And the dark Black Walnut wood he used to carve.; to this day I love the odor of sawdust!

  • Lani: February 16, 2018

    I actually had two favorites – spring crocus and pink lavender. They are very close to the Pantone color of the year ultra violet, but in a gentler shade.

  • Pam Parsels: February 15, 2018

    It’s really hard to choose one, but I think Chili Oil looks rich.

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