Get ready for Yellow! It will be the key color of the season according to Pantone's Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report. With self-expression continuing to dominate fashion, the report is gender neutral and multifaceted to the tune of 12 colors, instead of the typical 10, with many unexpected colors making the list! Pantone's Spring 2018 Fashion Color Trend Report is not only affecting the fashion world, as industrial, product, and interior designers are embracing these unexpected shades. So what are these colors you ask? Pantone lists them as follows - Medowlark, Cherry Tomato, Little Boy Blue, Chili Oil, Blooming Dahlia, Pink Lavender,Arcadia, Ultra Violet, Emperador, Almost Mauve, Spring Crocus, and Lime Punch.
Pantone has also created their 2018 Classic Color Palette which includes Sailor Blue, Harbor Mist, Warm Sand, and Coconut Milk.
Leatrice Eiseman, the Pantone Institute's Executive Director, believes, "The world of industrial design and product design is finally opening up to the idea of using more color. If people can see rose tones and metallics that are new, fresh, and exciting in their electronics, they're going to want to see it in shoes, accessories, clothing, and fashion." "At Pantone Color Institute, we just love the idea that more consumers are more color aware. They're really going to accept the idea that there is more to choose from than less," said Eiseman. "Designers are often the envelope pushers for sure."