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Spring hues

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

(1) Aquamarine: Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.

(2) Marsala: Marsala serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

(3) Scuba Blue: Scuba Blue conveys a sense of carefree playfulness. Even though a cool shade, the vibrancy of Scuba Blue adds a splash of excitement to the palette. Scuba Blue offers a feeling of escape as it is reminiscent of a tropical ocean. This stirring and energising shade takes us off to an exotic paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.

(4) Lucite Green: Generally not thought of as a fashion colour, though it does come back from time to time, Lucite Green is a soothing green whose time has really come again. Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite Green has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Lucite Green seems almost transparent.

(5) Classic Blue: Reliable and thoughtful, Classic Blue inspires calm, confidence and harmony. Serving as an anchor to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette, Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable. Just as with the sea, because of its waterborne qualities, this Classic Blue is perceived as thoughtful and introspective.

(6) Toasted Almond: A sun-tanned neutral, Toasted Almond offers comforting warmth and is indicative of a spontaneous spring, summer feeling. Timeless and versatile, Toasted Almond is an organic shade that speaks to authenticity and all that is natural.

(7) Strawberry Ice: Strawberry Ice is suggestive of a cooling and refreshing delicacy, yet its warmth as a coloUr is quite appealing. Both tasty and tasteful, Strawberry Ice is a confection colour that evokes a feeling of being "in the pink," emitting a flattering and healthy glow.

(8) Tangerine: Spontaneous and gregarious, Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energising, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good-natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving colour invites a smile.

(9) Custard: Custard is a delicious and delectable yellow. Sweet and sunny, Custard is a cheering tone that brings thoughts of pleasant relaxation and comfort food. Engaging with its soft and mellow warmth and full of good feelings, subtle Custard has an affable and easy disposition.

(10) Glacier Grey: More dominant for men than women, Glacier Grey is an unobtrusive gray that contrasts and enhances; bouncing off other shades without taking away from them as it slips into the background to allow other colours to take centre stage. Nature's most perfect neutral, Glacier Grey is a shade that is timeless. Quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing.

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