"Overall it’s a fun mix of sporty, elegant, classic and modern."
We are officially nearing the end of 2017 and with that comes the industry’s predictions on color trends. These forecasts are important in all aspects of fashion and home decor and they are greatly influenced by data collected by the world’s leading color experts. In layman’s terms, the experts at Pantone gather all the color trend data from trade fairs, fashion shows and design institutes and focus on the most popular colors for the upcoming 2 years.
With this information, an International Color Analysis is created. Also known as the E.C.S. or Essential Color Summary, this guide highlights color trends going into 2018 and 2019 for the fall and winter seasons. The predicted theme has been identified as opposites attract, pairing metallics and earth tones, pastels with saturated jewel tones and neon with neutrals to name a few combinations. Overall it’s a fun mix of sporty, elegant, classic and modern.
Pantone has divided the color trends into 4 major groups.
Pastels and Reds
These colors range from the prettiest pastel mauve to rich jewel toned reds.
Earthy Tones and Citrus
Fun and bright neon yellows and warm earthy tones like rust and copper are included in this group.
Cool Green-Blues and Shades of Green
Fresh turquoise and the deep color of the sea dominate this group. These exciting colors are paired with muted down colors such as olive and khaki.
Steel Blues and Purple
This spectrum of color starts with beautiful steel blues and includes the deepest purples and lightest lilac.
We are excited to see what 2018 and 2019 brings!