Color Forecast: Top 10 Colors for Spring 2015

MarsalaIt’s that time of year to take a look at what the color experts at Pantone have in store for us this upcoming season! This color forecast for Spring 2015 takes a cue from nature with cool, soft color choices but also includes some warmer, neutral tones.

Let’s kick things off with Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala, a refreshing change from more vibrant color picks in past year. Marsala, an earthier, natural tone has taken the spotlight! Pantone describes it as “a naturally robust and earth wine red. Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”.

Other notable colors for the season are Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard and Glacier Gray.

aquamarineKeeping it cool and collected is Aquamarine. This is going to be one of the leading colors for Spring/Summer 2015. This color is calming, dreamy and ethereal.



On the bolder side is Scuba Blue, playful, vibrant and inviting, this color is sure to energize the senses.Last but not least, tried and true Classic Blue.  Robust and dependable, this color remains a constant staple for the season.


lucitegreencustardstrawberryLight and fresh, Lucite Green, soothes with mint-like radiance. Neutral and timeless, Toasted Almond, is a simple and warm addition to Spring/Summer 2015. On the other side of the spectrum is Strawberry Ice. Cooling and sweet, this color is refreshing and reminiscent of a warm spring day.


tangerineRipe and fresh, we can’t get enough Tangerine. It bursts with energy and liveliness for the season. Custard, a delicate and soft shade of yellow, is a feel good and comforting color.




Last but not least, a gorgeous and supportive neutral, Glacier Gray.  Understated and supportive, this color pairs well with both bold and other neutral shade without demanding too much attention.



And there you have it, the top 10 Pantone color trends for Spring/Summer 2015! Which color do you feel is going to dominate the season?

All color trends were sourced from the color experts at Pantone.

Enchanting Storytelling Displays

Displays are created to draw your customers into your store and tell your story. They capture the mind and entice us to buy.  Here we have selected a few of our favorite display ideas that we would like to share with you.  First off, the lower left picture is a display in the Jane Marie are of the OneCoast Atlanta showroom. They have created an elegant yet inviting display that calls you in to see the jewelry up close and personal. The patterned background wall and added light fixture really helps to set the mood.  And the mirror is essential display item for any retailer that sells jewelry.  Then on the lower right picture features an Oilily scarf with a fantasy style mannequin head display.  With the bright colors of the silk flowers and butterflies, we are drawn in simple by the sense of whimsy it creates. We can not help, but to investigate more and see what this display is all about.


10933753_10153002891453879_102950419368872314_nBalance is key when displaying multiple printed items such as the Oilily handbags as featured in the left picture.  Adding in a piece or two that is more solid in design helps your eye to focus on the entire display.  You are able to see each individual item versus one big display of patterns.

IMG_0194Capitalize on the space that you have available.  Body torso forms a great alternative to full body mannequins and for those stores with limited floor space. But more importantly, they tend to be much less expensive than mannequins.  Here in the All For Color space in the OneCoast Atlanta showroom, they feature their Prescot Lane Tunic Dress. Utilize these types of hanger on a side panel well or at the front of a floor rack. Clothing items need to be featured on a display item in order to enhance the details, but to also show off the style, cut, and fluidness of the garment.

But we don’t stop there!  Check out some other great display and merchandising ideas for the season from fellow retailers on the OneCoast Facebook page “Our Retailer Friends” album.

Top Fashion Trends for Spring 2015

It’s Black and White

OK, so not a revolutionary trend, but more like a classic look that never goes out of style. The sharp contrast look of black and white illumines sophistication and elegance that goes from day to evening.


(From left to right: Mud Pie, Santa Barbara Design Studio, Jane Marie, Mud Pie, C.R. Gibson)


World of Handbags

Ladies can’t get enough of their handbags. These important accessories not only hold all our junk, but they must also flaunt our fashionable style as well. This season, the top runways featured saddle or crossover bags, rounded or circle handbags, tote bags, floral and printed handbags, structured shoulder bags, and bucket-style purses.

handbags(From left to right: Oilily, Mud Pie, Oilily, All For Color, Sloane Ranger)


More Than Just Your Blue Jeans

If you love denim, then Spring 2015 is your season! Denim and Chambray looks were seen all over the fashion runaways from the Big Apple to across the Bay. And we’re not talking just blue jeans.  We’re talking denim from head to toe and denim looks that work anytime and anywhere.

denim(From left to right: Mud Pie, Mud Pie, Sloane Ranger, Mud Pie)


Flower Power

Nothing says “spring” like bold, feminine floral prints. Coming off the cold, bleak winter season screams for the fresh, new, and lively Florals patterns that we all crave for this season.

florals(From left to right: Mud Pie, Oilily, About Face Designs, Oilily, Sloane Ranger)


Going Gingham and More

Gingham was certainly seen throughout the runaways for Spring. These bold patterns are great on its own or mix it up with other eye-catching plaids and geometrics to help you get in the mood for the new season.

ginghamgeos(From left to right: All For Color, Oilily, Mud Pie, Santa Barbara, Mud Pie)


Top to Bottom White

Exhibit the purity and elegance of white this Spring. Throw out the old mentality where you can’t wear head to toe white.  Just go for it. Mix up the look of white with different textures, multiple layering pieces and try incorporating many shades of white to complete your look.


(From left to right: Mud Pie, Mud Pie, Jane Marie, Mud Pie, Sloane Ranger)


Artisanal Appearances

Bring into your wardrobe the rich, bold patterns with Indian, Moroccan and tribal inspired pieces. Adding hints or accent of these patterns with your tops, shorts, handbags, and jewelry, you will awaken your look for sure.


(From left to right: All For Color, Mud Pie, Mud Pie, All For Color, Mud Pie)