Fashion Color Trend Report New York Spring/Summer 2020 | Pantone


New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

A rich narrative of color prioritizing longevity and versatility

  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • February 06, 2020
  • Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, the Fashion Color Trend Report is your guide to the season’s most important color trends. This report features the top 10 colors, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new Autumn/Winter collections.

    Pantone's Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2020/2021, NY Fashion Week Pantone's Fashion Color Trend Report Autumn/Winter 2020/2021, NY Fashion Week

    Images Courtesy of Adobe Stock. Left to right: Leandro Crespi / Stocksy United, Katarina Simovic/ Stocksy United, Leandro Crespi / Stocksy United, Alexey Kuzma/ Stocksy United, Amsterdam/ Stocksy United, Liliya Rodnikova/Stocksy United

    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
    PANTONE 16-1350
    A radiant autumnal orange, Amberglow promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression.
    PANTONE 19-1662 Samba
    PANTONE 19-1662
    A voluptuous sultry red, Samba introduces an upbeat energy.
    PANTONE 16-1328 Sandstone
    PANTONE 16-1328
    Tied to nature, earthy Sandstone speaks of the rustic outdoors.
    PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
    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
    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
    PANTONE 16-1511
    Rose Tan
    A gentle dusky pink, Rose Tan imparts a sense of composure.
    PANTONE 18-5338 Ultramarine Green
    PANTONE 18-5338
    Ultramarine Green
    Ultramarine Green, a deep cooling blue-green, exudes self-assurance and poise.
    PANTONE 19-1337 Fired Brick
    PANTONE 19-1337
    Fired Brick
    Strong and sturdy, Fired Brick adds gravitas.
    PANTONE 14-1220 Peach Nougat
    PANTONE 14-1220
    Peach Nougat
    Nurturing Peach Nougat embraces with its inviting warmth.
    PANTONE 19-2428 Magenta Purple
    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
    PANTONE 12-0713
    Almond Oil
    Tasteful Almond Oil is a smooth and subtle off-white shade.
    PANTONE 19-3940 Blue Depths
    PANTONE 19-3940
    Blue Depths
    Blue Depths implies an air of mystery and the unknown.
    PANTONE 16-3916 Sleet
    PANTONE 16-3916
    Highlighting our desire for longevity, Sleet is a timeless gray that is dependable, solid and everlasting.
    PANTONE 19-0622 Military Olive
    PANTONE 19-0622
    Military Olive
    Military Olive is a strong and stalwart foundational green tone.

    Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report

    To support the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2020 for NY, 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


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