Color lovers around the world wait expectantly each year for Pantone’s declaration of its color of the year. In the past, Pantone’s colors of the year have been…
- Greenery (yellow-green shade, 2017)
- Rose Quartz and Serenity (a blend of pale pink and light blue, 2016)
- Marsala (earthy wine red, 2015)
- Orchid (combination of fuchsia, purple, and pink, 2014)
Do you remember when these colors were announced?
The Shades of Pantone’s Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report
Pantone just announced its official color of the year for 2018 as a hue named ‘Ultra Violet’. Read about it here. The Pantone Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report has also been released. According to this report, which was published for the fashion industry, specifically for New York Fashion Week, the following hues will be raging in 2018:
— 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.”
— 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.”
— 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.”
— Chili oil — “Seasoned yet season-less, Chili Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette.”
— Pink lavender — “Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.”
— Blooming dahlia — “With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.”
— Arcadia — “Hinting at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green; its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season.”
— Ultra violet — “Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.”
— Emperador — “The rich chocolate infused brown Emperador adds strength and substance to the spring 2018 palette.”
— Almost mauve — “With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the spring 2018 palette.”
— Spring crocus — “Witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm.”
— Lime punch — “Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the spring 2018 color palette.”
Note: all quotations are derived from Pantone’s article Pantone Color Institute Releases Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week.
What is Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report?
Are you wondering, “What is Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report?” The experts at Pantone answer this question:
“Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, a trend forecasting and color consultancy, the report features the top colors we can expect to see from fashion designers on the runway for the upcoming spring collections. With the use of color gaining in importance, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report Spring 2018 edition features the top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion.”
Pantone also expressed that designers are realizing the need to express more color in their collections. “In order to reflect the consumers’ ongoing fascination with color, we broadened the direction for Spring 2018 to show where hues are headed by including 12 outstanding call out colors as well as four spring classics,” said Pantone’s Executive Director.
Which of the above colors would you most like to have in your wardrobe or home?
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