While we’re reveling in the warm weather, the fashion world is already looking ahead to the colder months. With the help of the Pantone Color Institute’s fall/winter 2018 fashion color reports for both New York and London, we’re seeing an array of pigments that will effortlessly transform our wardrobes and eyewear arsenals from summertime to wintertime. Take a peek at the upcoming season’s hottest hues, below.
New York: Combining classics with bold pops of color creates an unexpected palette this time around. Continuing the effort to incorporate a range of hues that will move through seasons with ease, dampened and bright yellows, Ceylon Yellow and Limelight, play along with tangerine-inspired Russet Orange and sea blue, Nebulas Blue, for an uplifting vibe. Spring purple, Crocus Petal, and the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, remind us of warmer weather, while more traditional fall colors such as the wine-like Red Pear, and the classic olive shade of Martini Olive intertwine. To finish off the palette, aptly named Valiant Poppy infuses the scheme with an outgoing punch of color, and Quetzal Green adds an air of sophistication.
Seasonal Essentials: Connecting the two fashion hubs with a selection of go-to colors, these staple hues are anything but boring. Pulling on last season’s basics, Sargasso Sea is a deep blue shade that acts as a pseudo neutral in any ensemble. Tofu, a creamy white, and Almond Buff, a perfect beige, stand in as updated classics. Meanwhile, Quiet Gray is a timeless soft gray that will pair with any of the main pigments of the season. Finally, Meerkat is the burnt orange everyone craves during colder days.
London: Mimicking the summery hues from New York, Valiant Poppy, Ceylon Yellow, Russet Orange, Limelight and Nebulas Blue build the foundation for this city’s coveted colorations. Familiar Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal are complemented by a beloved English dusty pink hue, Mellow Rose, for a traditional appeal. Meanwhile, Red Pear and Martini Olive are intriguingly mixed with a dramatic touch of Pink Peacock for a chic combo, as Quetzal Green once again adds a moment of elegance.