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Your colour trend update for A/W 2018

Let’s talk colour trends for A/W 2018!

Each season the team at the Pantone Colour Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Colour Trends Report. An indicator of what’s coming and the top colours that you can expect to see showcased by fashion designers at London Fashion Week in the upcoming season. With colour on the catwalk a key indicator of the colour stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Colour Trends Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important colour trends. (Read the full report here).

 

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

 

To help you navigate the trends, we’ve highlighted some of the most exciting colour trends for A/W 2018 and well into 2019 – they all look set to have a huge impact next year…

 

Reds and oranges

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 19-1536

Red Pear

Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.

 

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

 

PANTONE 18-1549

Valiant Poppy

Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 16-1255

Russet Orange

This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.

 

Warm reds are always a popular shade for A/W – evoking the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, cosy nights by the fire and rich plumage. Whether you pare your shades down by choosing deeper variations (think; burgundy, wine, russet oranges) or use them in their brightest form to create a contrast, these shades work brilliantly with foliage designs, simple colour blocking and patterns.

 

Blues, purples and violet

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 18-4048

Nebulas Blue

Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 18-3838

Ultra Violet

Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.

 

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 15-3520

Crocus Petal

A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.

Get in the twilight zone with these gorgeous hues! Ultra Violet is 2018’s signature shade, and it’s not going anywhere for A/W2018. Ideal for pairing with deeper, darker shades, create some intrigue and mystery with these sophisticated shades.

 

Yellows

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 12-0740

Limelight

Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.

 

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

 

PANTONE 15-0850

Ceylon Yellow

Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.

 

From exoctic Ceylon Yellow to the zesty bright shade of Limelight, yellow, in all its forms looks set to big this autumn, and into next spring. Bringing a much needed pop of brightness to the inevitable grey days, expect yellow to overtake everything from fashion to stationery this season.

 

Greens

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 18-0625

Martini Olive

Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

 

PANTONE 18-5025

Quetzal Green

A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.

 

Two striking shades feature in this trend report. The deep olive tones of Martini Olive, contrasted with the jewel hue of Quetzal Green. Both look set to dominate in A/W 2018 and well into 2019, and whilst both shades are from the same colour family  – their uses in design terms couldn’t be more different. Martini Olive brings pared back, fashionable khaki warmth to designs, ideal for rustic and handcrafted elements, whereas Quetzal Green is loud and proud – perfect for accents and highlights.

 

Pinks

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 15-1515

Mellow Rose

A beloved traditional English shade adds unexpected intrigue.

 

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Image credit: Pantone Colour Report 2018

PANTONE 18-2045

Pink Peacock

A bright and bold dramatic pink for a more experimental approach.

 

Ever since the explosion of Millennial Pink, these romantic shades have dominated colour palettes. With such a variation of hues, pink can be used for almost anything – from subtle romantic designs to bright and bold neons – how you incorporate it into your own designs is truly up to you!

 

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Amel is the Parisian addition to our creative team bringing her French flair to design and photography. And, like any good Parisian, you can usually find her with a ridiculously strong coffee in her hand.

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