From Louis Vuitton to Loewe, this delightful yellow is one of fashion’s favorite colors for spring.
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Samsung’s newest smartphone, the S24 and the S24 Ultra, is packed with impressive tech like the company’s new Galaxy AI assistant and Circle to Search function.
The new models come in a handful of “gender neutral colors inspired by nature,” according to the brand, including an exclusive “Sandstone Orange” for the S24 — which looks suspiciously close to Pantone’s recently announced 2024 color of the year, Peach Fuzz.
But we don’t have time to quibble over the Sandstone since the real star is one delicious buttery hue that Samsung has given two different names to make my life harder: “amber yellow” for the S24 (a misnomer if I ever heard since the color contains not even a suggestion of amber) and “titanium yellow” for the Ultra.
Yellow at Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Weeks: Two looks from Prabal Gurung in New York, Versace in Milan, Dennis Vasso in New York. Credit: Mashable composite; George Chinsee/WWD via Getty Images, Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images, Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
An untrained eye might write off the color — which we’ll call “titanium yellow” for clarity — as a run-of-the-mill gold. But the color has a more complicated provenance, namely the runways of global Fall Fashion Week 2023. This particular color was a favorite of the fashion houses that presented their Spring 2024 collections there (fashion brands show their collections at Fashion Week six months before the clothing is available for purchase), so it should come as no surprise that it also appears in our tech.
Yellow at Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Weeks: Louis Vuitton in Paris, Sportmax in Milan, Loewe in Paris. Aubrey Plaza in Loewe at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles. Credit: Mashable composite; Estrop/Getty Images, Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images, Peter White/Getty Images, Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
The journey of titanium yellow from high-fashion darling to Samsung smartphone smacks a bit of Miranda Priestley’s diatribe on the origins of cerulean. People will be walking around talking on titanium yellow Samsung Ultras, blithely unaware, as Priestley puts it, that the fashion industry made sure it ended up in their palm.
Elizabeth is a digital culture reporter covering the internet’s influence on self-expression, fashion, and fandom. Her work explores how technology shapes our identities, communities, and emotions. Before joining Mashable, Elizabeth spent six years in tech. Her reporting can be found in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, TIME, and Teen Vogue. Follow her on Instagram here.