This report has been published by the Pantone Color Institute, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries.
The report features the top colours we can expect to see on the runway for spring collections – and we’re sure this is going to have some bearing on bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride ensembles and guest outfits for the year ahead.
For the first time this year, the palette incorporates 12 top colours and an additional four ‘classic’ hues. The top 12 shades are bold and punchy – a nod to the ongoing trend for disregarding fashion rules in the interest of exploration and freedom.
“Colour’s increased influence in fashion design is being felt around the world. Designers for both the US and UK markets recognize the need to show more colour in their collections,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. “We broadened the direction for Spring 2018 to satisfy the growing consumer appetite for flexibility of expression through colour. Unique shades for the London runway convey themes of energy, sophistication and serenity. There are multi-dimensional and grounded hues, while others exude a vibrant breath of fresh air.”
The top 12 colours in the report are as follows:
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.
Palace Blue sparkles with energy. Stirring and impressive, a brighter blue for the days ahead.
Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose introduces a new dimension; transforming this muted pink shade into a more grounded hue.
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.
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.
With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.
Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.
Brown with a red undertone, the warm, wholesome and engaging Spiced Apple adds flavor to the Spring 2018 palette.
Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.
With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the Spring 2018 palette.
Romantic and affectionate Rapture Rose is an artful rosey red that brings a flirtatious charm to the Spring 2018 palette.
Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the Spring 2018 palette.
Do you think we’ll see a surge in bridal parties opting for these colours?