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Creamy, with a hint of nutmeg mixed in, this most mellow yellow, like a tasty dessert, is one that people are drawn to. Pantone's studies show a preference for this over, say, dandelion. "If you're just dipping your toe into yellow, this is a good starting point," says Pantone's executive director Leatrice Eiseman.
Think you can't wear yellow? Know that this super-soft shade can warm up cooler skin tones better than starker, brighter ones do. That said, it looks positively gorgeous on bronzed or darker skin too.
Brooke Jaffe, the vice president of women's ready-to-wear at Bloomingdales, calls it her favorite runway color of spring 2015. "At the New York shows, there were so many fun yellow looks that when I didn't see one, I kept expecting it," she says.
Runway inspiration at top: Burberry Prorsum
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