Trend Alert: The Colors of Spring/Summer 2019

Pantone Color Institute’s Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week

Playful Expressionism Encourages an Unrestrained and Experimental Approach to Color

by Laurie Pressman, PANTONE Color Institute

Images from fashion shows

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the color palette for Spring/Summer 2019. There’s a lot to look forward to with a playful experimental approach to color.

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.

Joyful Hues and Unexpected Combinations

The mindset for Spring/Summer 2019 reflects our desire to face the future with empowering colors that provide confidence and spirit; colors that are uplifting; joyful hues that lend themselves to playful expressionism and take us down a path of creative and unexpected combinations.  This season’s report features the top 12 stand out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals.

Bringing together high fashion and street style, the mindset for Spring/Summer 2019 transcends seasonality for both men’s and women’s fashion.  Vibrant without being overpowering, highlighted shades illustrate our desire for authenticity and our continued need for creativity and relatable, accessible design.

About the Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW Color Palette:

Lively hues supported by an array of reliable classics defines the spring/summer 2019 color story for men's and women's fashion.

About the Spring/Summer 2019 Neutrals:

There will always be a need for structure in everyday fashion. This season’s classics work well on their own, but also serve as a foundation for distinctive color contrasts.

Reference: Pantone Color Institute, Fashion Color Trend Report, Laurie Pressman, September 5, 2018

Posted October 12, 2018