The colour palette set to dominate the lingerie, swimwear and loungewear sectors in SS18 features “unexpected” hues, reveals Pantone.
The global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, Pantone LLC, released the Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018 edition ahead of London Fashion Week.
The report features the top colours the intimate apparel industry can expect to see from designers for the upcoming spring collections. The company predicts cherry tomato, Nile green, ultra violet, spiced apple and pink lavender, among others, to be prevalent colours across the coming season’s designs.
The report also includes four core classic shades: sailor blue, harbor mist, warm sand and coconut milk.
“Similar to New York Fashion Week trends, the Spring 2018 colour palette for London showcases an appreciation for the complexity and distinctiveness of colour as well as the appetite for expression through colour, which is something that evolves and can be played with,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, Pantone Color Institute.
“Consumers are looking for more colour variety. This expanded palette speaks to spontaneous colour usage and embraces the lack of gender and seasonal borders we are seeing embraced within the London fashion industry.”
This is the first time Pantone has incorporated 12 top colours and an additional four classic colours in its trend report. The expanded palette takes into consideration a noticed consumer desire for more variety and experimentation with colour and less structured fashion guidelines.
See the full list of colours here:
PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato
Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored shade is viscerally alive.
PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue
Palace Blue sparkles with energy. Stirring and impressive, a brighter blue for the days ahead.
PANTONE 17-1514 Ash Rose
Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose introduces a new dimension; transforming this muted pink shade into a more grounded hue.
PANTONE 14-0121 Nile Green
Calm and composed Nile Green is a breezy light green that brings a breath of fresh air to the palette, working well as a serene base for a myriad of shades in the Spring 2018 palette.
PANTONE 13-0646 Meadowlark
The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the Spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us.
PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia
With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.
PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.
PANTONE 18-1325 Spiced Apple
Brown with a red undertone, the warm, wholesome and engaging Spiced Apple adds flavor to the Spring 2018 palette.
PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender
Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.
PANTONE 12-2103 Almost Mauve
With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the Spring 2018 palette.
PANTONE 17-1929 Rapture Rose
Romantic and affectionate Rapture Rose is an artful rosey red that brings a flirtatious charm to the Spring 2018 palette.
PANTONE 13-0550 Lime Punch
Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the Spring 2018 palette.
The Spring 2018 Classic Colour Palette:
PANTONE 19-4034 Sailor Blue
The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.
PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor Mist
A mid-tone dove gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the Spring 2018 palette.
PANTONE 15-1214 Warm Sand
Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.
PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the Spring 2018 season.