Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Color Trends for Fall and Winter 2018

Here we are, summer has just begun, and the color trends for Fall and Winter have all ready been chosen.  Actually, they were chosen in February!  Amazing. 

For more than 20 years, Pantone has been considered the global authority on color.  Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to create the Pantone Fashion Color Report, which serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers

Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Color Institute, describes Fall's colors as "Autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colorful surprise."

In total 10 colors are chosen as part of Fall and Winter's color palette.  Here are two color charts to show you what you will be seeing in fashion and decor.  These charts may also be helpful for you, as a jewelry designer, to know what gems to choose in your jewelry creations, that will compliment the coming fashions. 

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Red Pear - deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices

Valiant Poppy - brave and outgoing red shade, effusive in it's allure

Nebulas Blue - reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue

Ceylon Yellow -  savory and spicy yellow, adds an exotic touch

Martini Olive - smooth, sophisticated and urbane green

Russet Orange - this forest floor orange speaks to earthern warmth

Ultra Violet - inventive and imaginative, lights the way for what is yet to come

Crocus Petal - a cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling

Limelight - animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow green

Quetzal Green - a deep elegant blue-green hue, suggestive of rich plumage

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And these five colors above are called the classic color palette, considered the building blocks for ones Fall and Winter wardrobes. They are Sargasso Sea, Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray and Meerkat.  

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