Michelle Hinton

Pantone Forecasts Color Trends for this Upcoming Spring

Those anxious to shed their winter coats or refresh their interiors, the Pantone Color Institute offers their seasonal predictions for the spring season, highlighting the top colors you can expect to see for fashion, textile, home and interior design. The PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report serves as a color reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, retailers, and interior designers.

These choices showcase a multi-faceted color story that expands the opportunity for self-expression. For the first time this year, the report also includes four classic colors, which transcend seasons and provide structure to any wardrobe.

“As consumers continue to embrace color, designers are recognizing the need to show more color in their collections.” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “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 12 outstanding call out colors as well as four spring classics.”

Spring 2018 Color Palette


PANTONE 13-0646 Meadowlark

The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the spring 2018 season, illuminating the world around us.

PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato

Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous shade is viscerally alive.

PANTONE 16-4132 Little Boy Blue

Suggestive of expansiveness and continuity, Little Boy Blue shade reassures us with its promise of a new day.

PANTONE 18-1440 Chili Oil

Chili Oil is an earthy brown-based red that adds flavorful definition to the spring 2018 palette.

PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender

Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.

PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia

With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with an understated appeal.

PANTONE 16-5533 Arcadia

Hinting at retro yet at the same time modern, Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green; its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the season.

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Conveying originality and ingenuity, Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.

PANTONE 18-1028 Emperador

The rich chocolate infused brown Emperador adds strength and substance to color palettes.

PANTONE 12-2103 Almost Mauve

With its gentle petal-like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to any room.

PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus

Witty and expressive, Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade that summons you in with its beguiling charm.

PANTONE 13-0550 Lime Punch

Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus-like presence.

For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style.

“We want to reflect consumers’ increased desire for color, and felt that if we included these core basics into our top color call-outs, we would be forced to limit the number of colors we thought deserved special attention,” said Eiseman.

PANTONE 19-4034 Sailor Blue

The navy-like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.

PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor Mist

A mid-tone dove gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.

PANTONE 15-1214 Warm Sand

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

PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut Milk

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

Photos courtesy of Pantone, LLC

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