Key Colors for 2018
Whether it’s about purchasing frames, new pair of shoes or a new bag you need to know what colors are hot for this year. To help, here’s a look at two sets of color trends for 2018 reported by The Pantone Color Institute. One is on “everywhere” trends and another on “Fashion shades for Spring”.
TOP “EVERYWHERE” TRENDS
PURPLE. Pantone just announced the Color of 2018…a deep purple called Ultra Violet.
BRIGHT. Bold colors will take hold in 2018. For example, pink will be seen in intense shades, not the pastels of 2017.
NEUTRALS. Metallic are classic, but now they have really moved into neutrals. Also expect to see iridescent pearlized and translucent looks.
SPRING FASHION COLORS
Released following New York Fashion Week in Sept., here are the top fashion tones Pantone sees for Spring 2018. The season’s top pick in fashion? A bold, lively bright yellow called Meadowlark. Other key colors include Ultraviolet, which was just named 2018’s top all-around color, as well as:
IMPULSIVE CHERRY TOMATO, an orangey red
LITTLE BOY BLUE, an azure blue shade
CHILI OIL, an earthy brown-based red
PINK LAVENDER, a soft and romantic violet rose
BLOOMING DAHLIA, a subtly alluring and understated tone
ARCADIA, a cool, clean take on green, with blue undertones
EMPERADOR, a rich chocolate-infused brown
SPRING CROCUS, a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia
LIME PUNCH, a sharp and striking citrus
SPRING CLASSIC COLORS
Pantone points to four anchoring colors for Spring.
SAILOR BLUE, a navy-like blue
HARBOR MIST, a mid-tone dove gray
WARM SAND, a comforting neutral
COCONUT MILK, a classic mainstay of white/off-white