Fashion Color Trend Report New York Fall/Winter 2018 | Pantone
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NY Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

Striking color and creative nuances highlight a balance of artistry and comforting classics

  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • February 8, 2018
  • 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 Fall/Winter 2018 Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report New York Fall/Winter 2018
    Images extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Autumn/Winter 2018/19. See all of our PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner trend forecasts.

    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.

    PANTONE 19-1536 Red Pear
    PANTONE 19-1536
    Red Pear
    Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.
    PANTONE 18-1549 Valiant Poppy
    PANTONE 18-1549
    Valiant Poppy
    Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.
    PANTONE 18-4048 Nebulas Blue
    PANTONE 18-4048
    Nebulas Blue
    Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.
    PANTONE 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow
    PANTONE 15-0850
    Ceylon Yellow
    Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.
    PANTONE 18-0625 Martini Olive
    PANTONE 18-0625
    Martini Olive
    Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 16-1255 Russet Orange
    PANTONE 16-1255
    Russet Orange
    This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.
    PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
    PANTONE 18-3838
    Ultra Violet
    Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.
    PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal
    PANTONE 15-3520
    Crocus Petal
    A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.
    PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight
    PANTONE 12-0740
    Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.
    PANTONE 18-5025 Quetzal Green
    PANTONE 18-5025
    Quetzal Green
    A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.

    Download the Fall/Winter 2018 New York Top 10 Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

    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.

    PANTONE 19-4031 Sargasso Sea
    PANTONE 19-4031
    Sargasso Sea
    Boundless and fathomless blue mooring the palette.
    PANTONE 11-4801 Tofu
    PANTONE 11-4801
    Creamy white staple.
    PANTONE 14-1116 Almond Buff
    PANTONE 14-1116
    Almond Buff
    Natural baby camel hue with understated appeal.
    PANTONE 14-4107 Quiet Gray
    PANTONE 14-4107
    Quiet Gray
    Unobtrusive and timeless soft gray.
    PANTONE 16-1438 Meerkat
    PANTONE 16-1438
    A highly adaptable toasty burnished brown.

    Download the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

    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.


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