Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman said, “From a psychological standpoint, when you look at what the colors mean, the hotter colors particularly in the red family are all about empowerment. That’s a word that has gotten some play that is really going to show itself in the spring collections. Confident, uplifting, joyful hues, but the undercurrent is empowerment to all of them.” Combined, they also help to meld high fashion and street style, a trend which has shown no signs of going away.

Colors such as Mango Mojito, Living Coral, Pepper Stem, and Aspen Gold all bring us back to nature. Terrarium Moss and Turmeric are bold yet grounding, and together this powerful palette is a win/win for anyone who loves color.

Take Turmeric specifically:

This “enlivening” hue’s name plays to the fact that there are more exotic spices in foods with the takeaway being a more appetizing appeal. “As colorists and forecasters, we pay close attention to the food industry because it gives you a lot of information about what is going to be appealing to people, what they’re reading about and what might be tempting to them,” Eiseman said. “When you use the word ‘tempting,’ it can tempt the tongue but also tempt the eye. In fashion, that obviously is an important issue.” And beauty brands are already on board with turmeric face masks and other products.

Neutral colors are far from boring, and they, too, are pulling from nature: Eclipse, Soybean, Brown Granite and Sweet Corn.