Choosing color, and mixing colors for synchro is not always so straightforward. In the quest for great color for new suits we are working on for the Fall, we read 'The Pantone report for Autumn/Winter 2018', which underscores these 12 colors for this Fall's women’s 'fashion'. We liked PANTONE 18-2045 Pink Peacock, a striking statement color, that is darker than a coral pink, but packs a punch! (Just what gets us going for Synchro.)
Many of these shades easily stand on their own, however mixing and combining unexpected colors can help create a signature style or look for our swimmers. Adding an unexpected element or shade, allows for the artistry and originality that optimizes the individuality of athlete and routine in the pool, or in their deck work.
Synchro is all about contrast; swimmers need to be seen by judges 20' away. They want to be seen half submerged under turbulent water. What works sublimely in fashion may not be effective in a chlorinated pool. Some of these bold colors in Pantone's Fall list might be just the ticket.
What colors work for your skin tone is equally important, especially for soloists or small routines. When swimmers look washed out in their color suit, judges notice. If you have a garment that you love for your skin, be sure and mention it to your suit-maker....
Good luck for your Fall 2018 debut; may you be appropriately colorful :)