Normally, in a season full of neutrals, we have seen a surprising amount of vibrant shades emerging. This is largely due to consumer’s new found awareness of the impact and meaning of color, and willingness to make braver color choices.
Vivid blues and reds are dominating this season with staple shades such as Pantone 19-1536 Red Pear, Pantone 18-1549 Valiant Poppy, and Pantone 18-4048 Nebulas Blue. While blues and reds make a bold staple color, Pantone 18-0625 Martini Olive, and Pantone 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow create a high contrast base color palette of primary colors.
Accenting the main shades, we have Pantone 12-0740 Limelight, Pantone 16-1255 Russet Orange, Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, Pantone 15-3520 Crocus Petal, and Pantone 18-5025 Quetzal Green, adding an imaginative effervescent glow to the pallet.
To keep the color group grounded, Pantone announced five core colors: Pantone 19-4031 Sargasso Sea, Pantone 11-4801 Tofu, Pantone 14-1116 Almond Buff, Pantone 14-4107 Quiet Gray, and Pantone 16-1438 Meerkat. This new array of colors has enriched the group with a stable, neutral base to the pallet.
Two additional bright pink shades, Pantone 15-1515 Mellow Rose and Pantone 18-2045 Pink Peacock were prevalent in the Fall and Winter London fashion week report.
We suggest the following shades:
Pantone 19-1536 Red Pear – # 475 Sitting on cloud wine
Pantone 18-1549 Valiant Poppy – #520 Plant Your Sugar Lips Here
Pantone 18-4048 Nebulas Blue – #416 Cobalt Deep
Pantone 18-0625 Martini Olive- #426 Olive Juice
Pantone 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow- #548 Ceylon Yellow
Pantone 12-0740 Limelight- #60107 On the Verge
Pantone 16-1255 Russet Orange- #6083T Orange Peel
Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet- #60023 Grape-ilicous
Pantone 15-3520 Crocus Petal- #514 Tiddly Pinks
Pantone 18-5025 Quetzal Green- #326 Teal My Heart Away
Pantone 19-4031 Sargasso Sea- #383 Park City Blues
Pantone 11-4801 Tofu- #413 Posh Pink
Pantone 14-1116 Almond Buff- #418 French Kiss
Pantone 14-4107 Quiet Gray- #354N Concrete Jungle
Pantone 16-1438 Meerkat- #60029 Mocha
Pantone 15-1515 Mellow Rose- #60039 Pretty Pink Bikini
Pantone 18-2045 Pink Peacock- #483 Burano Berry