I looked at Pantone's top SS16 colours the other day and picked out my favourite top five, to beat away the cold weather that has descended. What surprised me was how much I loved the colour Lilac Grey (pantone 16-3905). My whole career has always been about the brights, in the studio when I designed for Topshop, I was always given the bright designs. When I had my label, the piece that sold out from my first collection was a black Liberty unicorn print on a red background with lime green bows.
But looking at this lilac grey colour, I was captured by it's serenity, there is no screaming look at me, it is so understated that it is quite simply elegant and beautiful. Which got me thinking what other colours are out there that I have brushed off in the past, simply because they haven't caught my eye?
(The other four colours will be shown next week).