PANTONE Publishes the Colour Trend Report for 2018

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.

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Pantone's Spring 2018 Colour Palette (colours l-r)
Pantone's Spring 2018 Colour Palette (colours l-r)

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:

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.

Do you think we’ll see a surge in bridal parties opting for these colours?

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