Trend Watch: Pantone colours of Summer ’18

The Pantone Color Institute has just released its seasonal colour trend report, predicting the hottest shades in fashion for the 2018 Spring/Summer season. Just as millennial pink has done this year, we also expect to see these hues infiltrate interiors colour palettes soon after. Today we share our 9 favourite colours from the 16-strong lineup of Pantone predictions.

 

“As consumers continue to embrace color, designers are recognizing the need to show more color in their collections. In order to reflect the consumers’ ongoing fascination with color, we broadened the direction for Spring 2018 to show where hues are headed by including twelve outstanding call out colors as well as four spring classics.”  – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

There are multi-dimensional and grounded hues, while others exude a vibrant breath of fresh air. The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones. That doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to look for more neutral or classic shades. Whether on their own or providing the landscape for complex color mixes, core basics are an essential for any season.

 

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.

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Clockwise from top left: T-shirt – Lounge the Label, Bikini – Heidi Klum Swim, Earrings – e.g.etal, Heels – Windsor Smith, Skirt – Sportsgirl, Sunglasses – Pared x Bec & Bridge, Onepiece – General Pants

 

ASH ROSE

Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose introduces a new dimension; transforming this muted pink shade into a more grounded hue.

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Clockwise from top left: Bag – Trenery, Playsuit – Missguided, Bikini – The Call of Summer, Bag – Stitch & Hide, Hat – My Milliner, Bra – Pleasure State, Shoes – Extraordinary Ordinary Day

 

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.

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Clockwise from top left: Bikini – Missguided, Lipstick – M.A.C, Slides – Ancient Greek Sandals, Cushion – Luxe&Beau, Earrings – Lavallier, Shirt – General Pants, Sunglasses – Pared Eyewear

 

SPICED APPLE

Brown with a red undertone, the warm, wholesome and engaging Spiced Apple adds flavor to the Spring 2018 palette.

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Clockwise from top left: Frames – Goose&Dust, Bra – Lonely Lingerie, Belt – Sportsgirl, Slides – Trenery, Top – Sportsgirl, Watch – Fossil, Pants – Sportsgirl

 

LITTLE BOY BLUE 

With the expectation of the clear blue sky, Little Boy Blue is no longer for little boys only. Suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, this azure blue shade reassures us with its promise of a new day.

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Clockwise from top left: Outfit – House of Cannon, Slides – Ancient Greek Sandals, Top – Lee Mathews, Dress – Mother + Joey, Scarf – Dog&Boy, Top – Sportsgirl, Bracelet – Skagen

 

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.

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Clockwise from top left: Earrings – Sportsgirl, Onepiece – General Pants, Bracelet – Sly Pony, Sunglasses – Pared Eyewear, Sneakers – Colorado, Bag – The Goods, Skirt – Lee Mathews

 

COCONUT MILK  

Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.

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Clockwise from top left: Outfit – One Palm Studio, Slides – Ancient Green Sandals, Dress – All the Wild Roses, Top – Lee Mathews, Dress – Bon Label, Earrings – Lazurah, Bag – Colette by Colette Hayman 

 

WARM SAND 

Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.

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Clockwise from top left: Shorts – Brave + True, Shoes – TK Maxx, Bag – Small World Dreams, Necklace – Studio Elke, Playsuit – General Pants, Sunglasses – Prada, Dress – All the Wild Roses

 

SAILOR BLUE 

The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.

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Clockwise from top left: Dress – TK Maxx, Bag – The Daily Edited, Shirt – Superdry, Short – General Pants, Skirt – Mother&Joey, Watch – TW Steel, Top – Madge Goods

 

This vibrant lineup gets us in a serious summer mood, while hints of classic neutrals keep it just grounded enough to make this trend highly wearable! To see more trending colours and cuts sign up to our blog and read our trend report from behind the scenes at this year’s MBFWA.

 

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Quotes, colour descriptions and swatches courtesy of Pantone.

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