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FASHION COLOR TREND REPORT

NY Fashion Week Spring 2018

MULTI-FACETED PALETTE BROADENS OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF-EXPRESSION WITH 12 CALL-OUT SHADES AND 4 SEASONAL CLASSICS

  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • September 6, 2017
  • Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.

    Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report New York Spring 2018 Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report New York Spring 2018
    Images extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2018. See all of our PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner trend forecasts.

    Color continues to be a powerhouse and a key influencer of fashion trends for Spring 2018. In response to the consumers continued embrace of color, designers are recognizing the need to show more color in their collections. Highlighting a more multi-faceted color story that expands the opportunity for self-expression, the PANTONE® Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring 2018 features the top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion. In another first, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend report spotlights four classic colors, a family of color that transcends the seasons and provides structure to any wardrobe.

    The desire for colorful self-expression is a key take away for Spring 2018. The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones. There is a feeling of optimism and confidence driving a new vitality into fashion trends. That doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to look for more neutral or classic shades as while simple, these core basics are seasonal essentials, working well on their own as well as providing the landscape for the color complexity.

    Along with this recognized freedom to explore and experiment with more color, fashion, and the people who interact with it, no longer want to feel limited by traditional color guidelines. Gender and seasonal borders continue to be non-issues when it comes to color. Untypical spring shades that make for complex and original combinations, communicates the consumer’s desire to experiment with color all year round without any restrictions. The color story for Spring 2018 is a perfect reflection of this new sentiment.

    About the Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette

    The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.

    PANTONE 13-0646 Meadowlark
    PANTONE 13-0646
    Meadowlark
    The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us.
    PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato
    PANTONE 17-1563
    Cherry Tomato
    Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored, shade is viscerally alive.
    PANTONE 16-4132 Little Boy Blue
    PANTONE 16-4132
    Little Boy Blue
    With the expectation of the clear blue sky, Little Boy Blue is no longer for little boys only. Suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, this azure blue shade reassures us with its promise of a new day.
    PANTONE 18-1440 Chili Oil
    PANTONE 18-1440
    Chili Oil
    Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender
    PANTONE 14-3207
    Pink Lavender
    Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.
    PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia
    PANTONE 15-1520
    Blooming Dahlia
    With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.
    PANTONE 16-5533 Arcadia
    PANTONE 16-5533
    Arcadia
    Hinting at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green that with its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season.
    PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
    PANTONE 18-3838
    Ultra Violet
    Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.
    PANTONE 18-1028 Emperador
    PANTONE 18-1028
    Emperador
    The rich chocolate infused brown Emperador adds strength and substance to the spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 12-2103 Almost Mauve
    PANTONE 12-2103
    Almost Mauve
    With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus
    PANTONE 17-3020
    Spring Crocus
    Witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm.
    PANTONE 13-0550 Lime Punch
    PANTONE 13-0550
    Lime Punch
    Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the spring 2018 color palette.

    About the Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette

    For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style. The core classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe, and we wanted to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.

    PANTONE 19-4034 Sailor Blue
    PANTONE 19-4034
    Sailor Blue
    The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.
    PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor Mist
    PANTONE 14-4202
    Harbor Mist
    A mid-tone dove gray; Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 15-1214 Warm Sand
    PANTONE 15-1214
    Warm Sand
    Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.
    PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut Milk
    PANTONE 11-0608
    Coconut Milk
    Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.

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