Colour Your World | #16 Pantone Lavender Herb

This is the last post in my Pantone series for 2015!

So funny to think that, when I started, I had no idea that it would take me nearly a full year to complete the 2015 palette. I’m really looking forward to exploring the SS16 Pantone colour report and looking at all the new shades that have been selected for next year.

It’s been so lovely looking at all the different colours for 2015 — and finding product to fit the shade. Sometimes it’s been really tricky — the last two in the palette have been fairly tough — particularly this last one.

The last colour in the series for this year is Pantone Lavender Herb.

I think I found this really difficult because it’s such a summery shade! To think about pale purple in the midst of winter doesn’t really sit well with me.

This kind of colour conjures up warm breezes, summer dresses and lavender fields — not dreary, wet skies and Christmas decorations. But hey. I thought I’d challenge myself so for this last Pantone post of the year, I thought I’d pull together a selection of wintery fashion and accessories, in tones of Pantone Lavender Herb.

Colour Your World in Pantone Lavender Herb


1. Bobble Hat and Mitten Set — H&M
2. Purple Leather Gloves — Forzieri
3. Men’s Cotton Shirt — Boden
4. Earrings — Anthropologie
5. Dusty Lavender Wellington Boots, Hunter — Coggles
6. Violet Eye Quartet — Clarins
7. Jacquard Scarf — Zara
8. Nail Polish — Essie

So that’s it for the 2015 Pantone colour palette.

I’ve seen a fair few of the colours making an appearance, in the high street, throughout the year. Oddly, the 2015 colour of the year was not as prevalent as some of Pantone’s other predicted shades; I saw lots of zingy orange and gorgeous Woodbine but very little Marsala.

The 2016 colour predictions are lovely — here’s a sneak peek if you haven’t seen them already:—

Pantone_Colour_Palette_2016 Leatrice Eiseman — who is the Executive Director at the Pantone Colour Institute — says of these lovely vibrant shades:

‘Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.’

And best of all Pantone have chosen — not one but — two colours of the year!


I LOVE the Rose Quartz shade and funnily enough have just painted my bath in a similar Farrow and Ball paint colour — Calamine — so am already on trend for next season ;)

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Tori Gabriel
    22nd Dec 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I agree that lavender is a summery colour but if you deepen it to purple then it reminds me of Christmas because it’s the Cadbury colour!

    • 22nd Dec 2015 / 4:34 pm

      HA! Agree — I always associate Christmas with Cadburys selection boxes!! ;)

  2. 22nd Dec 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I am a really big fan of this shade, I think Lavender is one of the colours which suit most skin tones and is generally flattering x

    • 22nd Dec 2015 / 4:33 pm

      It’s funny — I’d never wear items of clothing in this colour but I have eyeshadow in it which looks lovely with brown eyes :)

  3. 22nd Dec 2015 / 10:29 pm

    This colour is beautiful, I would wear the Clarins Eyeshadow quartet myself

    • 23rd Dec 2015 / 1:46 pm

      Aah me too Mellissa!! The eyeshadows are lovely aren’t they? :)

  4. Cassie
    23rd Dec 2015 / 5:33 am

    That lavendar is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this :)

    • 23rd Dec 2015 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks so much Cassie — I’m looking forward to next year’s colours :)

  5. 23rd Dec 2015 / 9:45 am

    I love lavender colour but never seem to find much in the shops

    • 23rd Dec 2015 / 1:45 pm

      As it was one of the Pantone colour palette for this year, it’s a wonder there wasn’t more of it! I really struggled to find things in this colour for this post!! :)

  6. Zena's Suitcase
    23rd Dec 2015 / 2:30 pm

    I love lavender, it’s such a calm and soothing shade. I like your collection of items too, the wellies are great

    • 23rd Dec 2015 / 7:03 pm

      Ah I LOVE the wellies too! Mine are boring old black ones — would love a funky lavender pair :)

  7. 23rd Dec 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I love all shades of purple – from lavender to deep purple, all through the year. That rise quartz is a gorgeous shade too. Kaz x

    • 24th Dec 2015 / 2:53 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it? Purple used to be my favourite colour when I was younger — now it’s yellow! :) LOVING the Rose Quartz shade — I can see that will be everywhere next year!

  8. 27th Dec 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Well, I was always going to love this one!! It’s Lavender and you’ve included a Clarins product…..

    • 28th Dec 2015 / 10:24 am

      Haha! Especially for you lovely :) I thought you’d like this one!

  9. 29th Dec 2015 / 10:31 am

    Oooh that is such a pretty colour, love that shirt! It would look fab on my OH x

  10. 2nd Jan 2016 / 11:50 am

    Ooh this is beautiful Caro! How have I missed these Pantone wonders until now? I love purple any day of the year, though that hue is more summery as you say…I’ll check out your other Pantone posts. I love colour! xxx

    • 4th Jan 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Aah thanks darling!! That’s so lovely of you :) Colour is one my favourite things to talk about — I’ve absolutely loved doing this series )

  11. Alice Megan
    9th Jan 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Those wellies! Gosh they’re just gorgeous and they’d definitely brighten up any wet day

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