Pantone has once again released their fashion color trend report by announcing the 2013 Pantone Spring Colors. Pantone also announced the office color of the 2013 year is Emerald. We have to admit, each of these color choices are swoon worthy and we’re totally inspired. Yellows, greens, reds & blues, oh my!
We’re ready to pair up our favorite colorful TRAY6 umbrellas with our top choices from the spring color report!
Poppy Red and our Fullsize Red Perch Stick Umbrella: +
Lemon Zest and our Yellow Tulip T6 Travel Umbrella:
Nectarine and our Orange Blur Compact Umbrella:
Monaco Blue and our Rich Blue Bloom Compact Umbrella:
Which Pantone color is your favorite? How are you pairing it with your spring fashion trends? Are you ready to take on spring rain showers in style?
Sometimes you need an umbrella on a sunny day – in your drink! Are you thinking of welcoming spring with a social get together? Try some of this cute colorful umbrella drink recipes next time you’re hosting a spring time party.
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Pineapple juice
1 oz Cream of Coconut
1 tsp Sugar
Mix all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice cubes. Strain into an old fashioned glass half filled with crushed ice.
Decorate with a pretty pink umbrella and strawberries or a slice of pineapple.
A Day At The Beach
1 oz Malibu rum
1/2 oz Amaretto
4 oz orange juice, unsweetened
1/2 oz Grenadine
Shake rum, amaretto, and orange juice with ice. Pour into a highball glass half filled with crushed ice.
Top with grenadine. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a yellow umbrella.
2 oz tequila
4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz grenadine
Mix tequila and orange juice in a shaker; pour into a highball glass filled with ice.
Pour grenadine in slowly so it floats on top.
The Umbrella Flower
Want to dress up your spring time cocktail? Try The Umbrella Flower.
If we’re not out and about in the rain, we like to store away the trusty umbrellas and tuck in for a good movie. Being big umbrella lovers we love films that feature our favorite stylish accessory. We’re sharing our top movie choices that feature fashionable (and functional!) umbrellas.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Of course a movie featuring an adorable shop girl who has her own umbrella store would be a go-to film for a rainy day. The story of this quaint little umbrella shop girl and her boyfriend the mechanic. Watching their sweet relationship unfold before finding out he will have to enlist in the army, leaving his girlfriend behind with a tough decision to make in his absence. This film is said to have launched Catherine Deneuve’s career and we can totally see why. The colors throughout the movie make it one of our most favorite foreign films! The clip below features one of our favorite love songs, but it also features all the trendy umbrellas & bicycles walking through the quiet french streets (oh-la-la!).
One of the greatest musicals with some of today’s most memorable songs. Everyone’s favorite practical and a wee bit quirky nanny is famous for flying off under her sturdy full sized black umbrella as she bids the Banks family a silent farewell. The umbrella and parasol theme is quite present throughout the entire film. Nanny Poppins trades in her trusty black umbrella with its less than comfortable bird handle after her arrival for a dainty compact white parasol when she & Bert take the Banks kids on an adventure. Nanny Poppins is even seen dancing with that small lace parasol when she & Bert (Dick VanDyke) do one of the most memorable songs from any childhood “Supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious”. A personal favorite is “Step In Time” performed by Bert & his fellow chimney sweeps – with you guessed it, chimney sweeps that resemble large black umbrellas!
Speaking of musicals featuring umbrellas – did you know TRAY6 umbrellas featured in a musical that’s a bit more recent. Our full size grass green umbrellas made a cameo appearance in the newer hit classic, High School Musical 3.
High School Musical 3.
This peppy conclusion to the HSM series features the gang’s senior year with just the same amount of high-energy dance numbers that are sure to dance away any rainy day blues you may have. Did you know our Grass Green Umbrellas make a cameo appearance in one of the musical numbers? Try and sneak a peek next time you watch it!
Following up our post on which umbrellas would pair up well with Presidential candidates, we thought we’d continue our umbrella coverage of the election (pun intended!) by picking out some fashionable umbrellas for the VP nominees!
Which umbrella says Biden all over it? And which umbrella would Ryan rock? We’ll just have to see how they pair up below!
Vice President Nominees & Their Fashionable Umbrella Pairings
Joe Biden: We think Joe Biden would pair well with our trendy but classic blue pinstripe umbrella to represent for the blue states as well as pairing well with his fashionable tie!
Jill Biden: Jill Biden is setting the trend by wearing metallic which pair perfectly with our stylish and reliable Gold Grass Compact Umbrella that’s the perfect travel size for all her speaking engagements.
Paul Ryan: Paul Ryan’s got to stay dry on the campaign trail and with the American flag behind him we’re pairing our bold Red Bloom Compact Umbrella.
Janna Ryan: Janna Ryan isn’t afraid to wear bright colors when she’s meeting and greeting the public. We think our fun travel size Orange Brushwood Umbrella would fit perfectly in her handbag while she’s out and about!
Color blocking has become such a popular trend this year & celebrities are out and about and rocking this fashion statement. We’re loving all the bold colors (you know we’re fans of bold colors!) and we want to pair some of our favorite celebrities & some of our favorite bold prints from the TRAY6 collection!
This adorable crossbody bag is the perfect bag for the sweet mom Jessica Alba. It is the perfect accessory for a night of fashion or just hanging out with her kids. And she can keep her hands free! Win win!
Now Rihanna is known for her crazy and funky fashion – but we just couldn’t decide which of these umbrellas fits her personality & style better. There’s the flirty and girly purple daisy umbrella (perfect for daytime) or this bold and wild black geo print umbrella that screams rock star – very much like Rihanna’s personality!
How can you not imagine SJP rocking this bold and vibrant red pinstripe umbrella? She’ll be ready to kick butt on the red carpet or while strolling with the twins!
So are you boldly rocking this fashion statement this season? Which celebrity pairing was your favorite? Will you be rocking this fashion trend? You’ll definitely see us out and about with everything bright & bold in these coming months!