Pantone Color Institute researches to determine the colors featured in fashion and home decor each year. Their research shows the impact life has had on people's lives in recent years and their current outlook on life. For instance, the colors forecasted for spring represent chaos and quiet, bringing together escapism and a sense of reality. After being confined to our homes for what seemed like the longest year, everyone had to learn to adapt to a new normal where we all venture back out at our own pace with masks and many safety precautions in place to keep ourselves safe.
The saturated colors of bright yellow, pink, and orange embrace chaos and living life to the fullest, while softer blues, pinks, and neutrals represent peace and tranquility. There is an extreme contrast in colors for spring and summer, and they coincide with the varying ideals for the season. These color combinations encourage experimentation and individuality.