Every year, Pantone presents a series of color reports predicting the colors that will be trending during each season. In Spring, they already published which colors would be the most trendy for the Fall-Winter season 2017. Let’s take a look at them and remember what colors they picked!
The trends in color are intimately linked to clothing fashion. That is why the Fall-Winter report was published in time for the New York’s Fashion Week and the London’s Fashion Week, events that take place twice a year: once in preparation for the Spring-Summer season, and another right before the Fall-Winter one starts.
The Pantone Fashion Color Report, which is published twice a year for these occasions, is the principal reference for designers and creatives from all over the world during the seasons, although this is particularly noticeable in the world of fashion. This is the reason why every year designers try to stay updated about these colors.
For 2017’s Fall-Winter prediction, two different palettes containing 10 colors each were presented. Although they were different, both palettes shared some common characteristics. But let’s examine them separately and in more detail!
The palette released for New York’s Fashion Week is comprised of muted colors with a spark of vibrant red, Grenadine. Another color that instantly pops out amongst the others is Golden Lime, which appears to resist the season change. The rest of the colors are more winter-like: Neutral Gray, Navy Peony and Marina being the ones in the cooler spectrum. Butterum, Tawny Port and Autumn Maple are the warmest tones, and particularly the last one is very suitable for the themes of the fall.
In the palette that was assigned to the London Fashion Week, we can also find a mixture of muted earthy tones, with also a spark of red to brighten things up (in this case it isn’t Grenadine, but Flame Scarlet instead). There’s a fair amount of colors that remind of the beginning of the colder seasons (Lemon Curry, Golden Olive, Otter, Copper Tan and Toast), which contrast next to Bluebell and Navy Peony, which is a common element in both palettes next to the two pale pinks (Ballet Slipper for New York’s, and Primrose Pink for the other).
Below each image, you can find the official description of the palettes as initially published by Pantone on their website. As they indicate, each season the Pantone Color Institute evaluates the color trends and establishes the standards to be used by different industries (fashion, textile, home and interior design, amongst others).
“Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth, “ says Eiseman. “While comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades including a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterrum and Tawny Port.”
“Led by a vivid Flame Scarlet, the color palette for Fall 2017 is comprised of strong classics colors complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons,” noted Eiseman. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.”
You can find more information on Pantone’s website!