Snorkel Blue might look similar to Savannah State's official color Reflex Blue to students at the university. However, this year, Snorkel Blue was one of 10 colors named by Pantone as the 2016 Spring trendiest for the season.
"A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones," writes Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Pantone is a world-renowned authority on color and color trends. Its products are used in visual art, interior design, and of course, fashion.
This year's Pantone colors of the year were Rose Quartz and Serenity, but the spring top 10 make for an interesting palette for both men and women's clothing.
SSU Miss Junior Jayhlin McKee, a mass communications major, can be found sporting some of the year's top colors. In this Limpett Shell colored cardigan paired with some nude heels, McKee has created a colorful, classy look.
Sophomore football player Deric White was wearing a Snorkel Blue shirt that matched his Victor Cruz sneakers. The blue with black jeans and a Michael Kors gold watch help White and others embrace this season's hue of blue.
The top ten colors for spring 2016 include:
- Rose Quartz
- Lilac Gray
- Iced Coffee
- Peach Echo
- Snorkel Blue
- Limpett Shell
- Green Flash