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Pantone Color Institute Releases Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 For New York Fashion Week

A rich narrative of color prioritizing longevity and versatility

CARLSTADT, N.J., February 6, 2020 – Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today released the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, the trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top ten standout colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see on the runway as fashion designers introduce their new autumn/winter collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 New York reflect our interest in desirable seasonal classics imbued with personality. Colors whose timelessness and versatility convey a level of functionality, and at the same time lend themselves to unique color statements that stand out. These colors encourage creativity as well as pragmatism, reflecting the changing mindset of today’s consumer, who prioritizes value and longevity over color choices that are here today and gone tomorrow.

“Offering a rich narrative, the color palette for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 highlights our desire for versatile, timeless color. Reflecting a ‘less is more’ mindset that is becoming increasingly important to consumers prioritizing value and functionality, our color palette is stripped of excess,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with strength and personality, colors for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 encourage our ongoing desire for unique self-expression through creative and unusual visual statements that stand out.”

About the Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 NYFW Color Palette:

Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of fresh color classics.

PANTONE 16-1350 Amberglow
A radiant autumnal orange, Amberglow promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression.
PANTONE 19-1662 Samba
A voluptuous sultry red, Samba introduces an upbeat energy.
PANTONE 16-1328 Sandstone
Tied to nature, earthy Sandstone speaks of the rustic outdoors.
PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.
PANTONE 13-0648 Green Sheen
Optimistically rebellious, Green Sheen is a bold acidic yellow-green shade that will always stand out.
PANTONE 16-1511 Rose Tan
A gentle dusky pink, Rose Tan imparts a sense of composure.
PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
Ultramarine Green, a deep cooling blue-green, exudes self-assurance and poise.
PANTONE 19-1337 Fired Brick
Strong and sturdy, Fired Brick adds gravitas.
PANTONE 14-1220 Peach Nougat
Nurturing Peach Nougat embraces with its inviting warmth.
PANTONE 19-2428 Magenta Purple
A hypnotic purple shade, Magenta Purple intrigues and mesmerizes.

About the Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Classics:

This season’s core hues are equally comfortable as singular color statements or as the foundation for a rich color narrative.

PANTONE 12-0713 Almond Oil
Tasteful Almond Oil is a smooth and subtle off-white shade.
PANTONE 19-3940 Blue Depths
Blue Depths implies an air of mystery and the unknown.
PANTONE 16-3916 Sleet
Highlighting our desire for longevity, Sleet is a timeless gray that is dependable, solid and everlasting.
PANTONE 19-0622 Military Olive
Military Olive is a strong and stalwart foundational green tone.

Additionally, during New York Fashion Week, Pantone partner Artechouse will open its 2020 NYC season with Submerge, an immersive exploration featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year (and NYFW Fashion Color Trend report selection), Classic Blue. The multi-sensory installation is an extension of the experience developed for the Pantone Color of the Year 2020 reveal event in December 2019.

To support the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 for NY and London, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 10 top fashion colors as well as 4 core shades. With millions of visual assets, Adobe Stock is an amazing resource for creatives to seek visual inspiration and creative development.
Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Color Trend Report Gallery.


For more information or additional commentary from experts from the Pantone Color Institute, contact Kristina King at kking@hugeinc.com.


About Fashion Color Trend Report

The colors featured in the semiannual Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report are selected from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. Each season, the Pantone Color Institute issues the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report as semi-annual color trend forecasts for the upcoming season, highlighting the top colors you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report serves as a color reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

About The Pantone Color Institute™

The Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy.

About Pantone

Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce approved Pantone Values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn.

About X-Rite

Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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