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Swarovski Crystal New Innovations Spring/Summer 2016 Jewelry, Color and Fashion Trends
Spring has long been a metaphor for renewal, with new growth appearing even after the harshest winters. This is reflected in floral pastels, with a dreamy new Blush Rose color reminiscent of fancy pink diamonds, mixed with mellow green, noble burgundy and pale primrose yellow, with cool steel blue adding an elegant twist.
Pink is a Key Color Trend for Spring/Summer 2016
The new Swarovski color Blush Rose is an important development according to the color trend forecasts, which name pink as the key color for the coming season. In color psychology, pink is a sigh of hope. It is a positive color and inspiring warm and comforting feelings and a sense of a silver lining on the horizon. With Blush Rose, Swarovski introduces its own graceful, soft and dreamy, dusty pink hue that is reminiscent of highly prized fancy pink diamonds.
Color Description and Pairing
Blush Rose creates a modern and sophisticated classic look with a mellow, feminine touch. Blush Rose is a universal, feminine color that can beautifully soften a neutral or gray color palette, tone down juicy summer bright, and lighten up dense and rich golden or dark hues.
Its sophisticated radiance freshens up foggy opals and patina crystals. This very feminine hue symbolizing love, harmony, and joy for life – can be easily be combined both with warmer and cooler tones, which makes it the perfect addition to the new trend color palette.
Pastel Colors are a Predominant Color Trend for the Season
With pastel being the “it”-color of the season, Swarovski offers an entirely new premium coating palette, and with it a fresh take on pastel colors in cut crystal. The delicate powdery colors of the Pastel Crystal LacquerPRO effect answer the continuing trend for vintage and washed-out looks. Their subtle color range freshens up retro-inspired designs and adds a feminine touch to timeless classics.
Color Description and Pairing
A tender color palette if there ever was one, the new Pastel Crystal LacquerPRO effects (Crystal Powder Yellow, Crystal Powder Green, Crystal Powder Rose, and Crystal Powder Blue, Crystal Powder Grey) represent the strong new design direction of softer, opalescent hues, while at the same time offering a more modern interpretation of the pastel classic – and an entirely new premium coating within the Swarovski assortment!
Subtly elegant with a hint of nostalgia, sugary sweet yet with a modern update due to the powder finish – the Pastel Crystal LacquerPRO effect palette evokes soft pop, retro-inspired trends, and filigree designs predestined for spring.
The pastel accents of the Pastel LacquerPRO Effect subtly offset the bright summery crystals, creating a bold contrast between matt and shine. Powdery hues, both in crystal and pearls, are perfect for washed-out and sun-bleached pastel palettes, and also add a modern touch to monochromatic, tone-on-tone color combinations.
Continuing Classic Trends
Classic designs are updated with geometric simplicity: origami-inspired effects are an important design component, with varied sizes of precise modular crystal shapes mirroring the complexity of floral anatomy.
Storytelling and meaningful consumption have become important purchase drivers. Providing an ideal base for nature-inspired patterns, the traditional symbolism of the new Clover Fancy Stone offers both a charming jewelry component and talisman in one. The Clover Fancy Stone represents a timeless, instantly recognizable symbol of good fortune. It is a cheerful addition to sophisticated classic styles with a modern twist – from playfully small everyday accessories to large statement evening attire.
How do you like these spring/summer color trends? Will you be designing with these inspirations in mind? I would love to hear your opinions.
(many of these pictures were from the SWAROVSKI business professional trend video).