Pantone Predicts These Colors Will Be Huge This Spring
If there's one trend report we loyally follow, it's the Pantone Color Institute color predictions. Last year, it predicted pastel shades and bright yellow and red hues would dominate the fashion world, and it was right on the money. This year, the color experts unveiled the trend predictions for New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, so you better take note.
This season, it's all about the uplifting colors. The company hand picked 12 bold shades and four neutral options that are on the rise for men's and women's apparel. The colors include orange-red Fiesta, deep Jester Red, radiant orange shade Turmeric and subtle Living Coral. There is also a cheery yellow called Aspen Gold, a yellow-green called Pepper Stem, a royal blue that glistens called Princess Blue and a Toffee shade. Also, good news, lilac shades are still in.
For the neutrals, expect to see shades that, per the press release, "work well on their own or serve as a foundation for distinctive color contrasts." These shades include Soybean, Eclipse, Sweet Corn and Brown Granite.
Pantone said the collection reflects the company's "desire to face the future with empowering colors that provide confidence and spirit; colors that are uplifting; joyful hues that lend themselves to playful expressionism and take us down a patch of creative and unexpected combinations."
“The mindset for Spring/Summer 2019 underscores our desire for color that transcends seasonality and brings together high fashion and street style,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the press release. “Vibrant without being overpowering, highlighted shades for both men’s and women’s fashion illustrate our desire for authenticity and our continued need for creativity and relatable, accessible design.”
Check out all the color swatches here.
For all of you working in promotional apparel, this is the color list to pay attention to for your next apparel campaign. The uplifting orange, red and yellow shades will be big this spring, but there is still a lot of momentum behind royal blue shades and subtle lilac tones.