Pantone Predicts These Colors Will Be Major For Spring/Summer 2020 Apparel
We can always depend on the Pantone Color Institute for an accurate color trend forecast. Last year, it was all about the bold reds, oranges and yellows. This year, as part of the company's Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 edition for New York Fashion Week, there are 12 colors predicted to make their impact on the fashion world.
According to a press release, the new color palette is "friendly and relatable" and it "uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment."
“Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for spring/summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Here are the 12 colors you can expect to see next season:
1. Flame Scarlet
Almost a cherry red, Pantone describes this shade as exuding confidence and determination.
Similar to Gen X yellow, but more of a mustard yellow.
3. Classic Blue
Described as "evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities."
4. Biscay Green
Basically, a sea foam green.
A very earthy green.
6. Faded Denim
Not quite blue, not quite lilac.
7. Orange Peel
It's basically orange juice.
8. Mosaic Blue
A cooling teal shade.
A happy, subtle yellow.
10. Coral Pink
It was trending last year, and it seems like it's here to stay.
11. Cinnamon Stick
Definitely an earthy tone with hints of mahogany and burnt orange.
12. Grape Compote
"Myserious and mellow," it's a bolder iteration of lilac.
If you're having trouble visualizing these hues, fear not. Pantone created an Adobe Stock x Pantone Color Trend Report Gallery.
And for those working in promotional apparel, bold reds and oranges are here to stay. Mellow yellows and subdued blues are also a good bet, and serene greens are sure to be hot commodities.