Pantone has released its Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette for New York Fashion Week.

Pantone NYFW Color Report Fall/Winter 2018 Explores Nuances in Color Families

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Pantone has released its Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette for New York Fashion Week.

“The Fall/Winter 2018 palette continues to show designers expressing the need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity though fashion,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “As designers and consumers alike continue to transition away from cyclical trends, and instead focus on self-expressive colors that evade antiquated seasonal structure, we are seeing very notable non-traditional choices, such as PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight and PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal showing up in the fall/winter palette. Exploring nuances within color families and building off of them with new combinations and materials freshens and reinvents the color story.”

About the Fall/Winter 2018 NYFW Color Palette:
Autumnal hues that evoke the feeling of leaves on the forest floor, rich plumage and twilight reveal a modern fall palette of deep and rich tones with outbursts of colorful surprise.

 Pantone AW18

PANTONE 19-1536 Red Pear
Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.

PANTONE 18-1549 Valiant Poppy
Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.

PANTONE 18-4048 Nebulas Blue
Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry -eyed blue.

PANTONE 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow
Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.

PANTONE 18-0625 Martini Olive
Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.

PANTONE 16-1255 Russet Orange
This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet
Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.

PANTONE Crocus Petal 15-3520
A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight
Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.


PANTONE 18-5025 Quetzal Green
A deep elegant blue-green hue  suggestive of rich plumage.


Pantone also added five new classic colors.  “We increased the number of core colors from four to five due to the ease in which they can be implemented and their ability to cross the seasons. These shades are more crucial than ever, serving as the critical building block as ‘trends’ stay relevant longer, and consumers look to add variety  through new textures, fabrics and beautiful combinations,” said Eiseman.

Classics include Sargasso Sea, Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray and Meerkat.

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