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.
Combining classicism with colorful expression, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018 features a bold palette of autumnal hues complemented by some more unexpected shades. Continuing to underscore the desire for color that transcends the seasons, the report for Fall/Winter 2018 highlights the top 10 colors for men’s and women’s fashion, as well as five new classics.
Colors for Fall/Winter 2018 express our need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity. There is a continued transition away from cyclical trends, and instead a strong focus on self-expressive colors that evade antiquated seasonal structure. As a result, we are seeing some very notable non-traditional choices showing up in the Fall/Winter palette, such as PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight and PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal. These unexpected shades reinvent the seasonal color story and allows for the artistry and originality that moves fashion forward.
While mixing and combining unexpected colors can result in a signature style or look, we are also seeing colors for Fall/Winter 2018 similarly impactful standing alone. More-so than in previous seasons, many of these hues are strong enough in their own right and are being used to make very specific color statements on their own.
About the Fall/Winter 2018 Top 10 Color Palette
Autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colorful surprise.
Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.
Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.
Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.
Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.
Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.
This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.
A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.
Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.
A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.
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About the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color Palette
While there is no ‘typical’ anymore, there remains a need for structure and foundation in everyday fashion. Our five core colors, easily worn across the seasons, are more crucial than ever. As ‘trends’ stay relevant longer, and consumers look to add variety through new textures, fabrics and beautiful combinations, these five core shades serve as the critical building blocks for your wardrobe.
Boundless and fathomless blue mooring the palette.
Creamy white staple.
Natural baby camel hue with understated appeal.
Unobtrusive and timeless soft gray.
A highly adaptable toasty burnished brown.
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Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report
To support the Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 10 top fashion colors as well as the 5 core shades. With more than 100 million visual assets, Adobe Stock offers an amazing resource for visual inspiration and creative development. Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report gallery.