As a fashion designer, I’m missing my fashion and trend research. I decided today to make a compilation of colors for the fall-winter 2018. I love doing this work so I chose images that help to understand these colors. I hope you like it.

 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 NY Fashion Week 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.

Pantone Fall 2018 Fashion Colors from NYFW & LFW 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. The colors are clearly plucked from sources that spread from the soil to the sky. The richness of the colors for New York and London Fashion Weeks is undeniable, but they do not appear heavy or in any way weighed down, especially against the bright, crisp colors that add levity to the palette.


Pantone 19-1536 Red Pear


Pantone 19-1536 Red Pear
The beautifully, deliciously rich color dubbed Red Pear leads the lineup of the Pantone fall 2018 color trends. The color is just one shade shy of maroon, with such depth in the color that it would work as a base for a pattern, a stunning nail color, and any of the million different options in between.


Pantone 18-1549 Valiant Poppy


Pantone 18-1549 Valiant Poppy
Valiant Poppy has undoubtedly been on multiple runways purely for the vibrancy of this shade of red. This is a color that is striking in both depth and hue; everything made using this color will be simmering with the fading warmth of fall.


Pantone 18-4048 Nebulas Blue


Pantone 18-4048 Nebulas Blue
The lighter side of the depth and weight of twilight is Nebulas Blue. It is the fall 2018 color that winks through the tops of the trees in the early evening and is certainly going to inspire jaw-dropping designs. This is the blue that is sure to pop in the fall 2018 patterns and prints as well.


Pantone 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow


Pantone 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow
Ceylon Yellow has a healthy dose of green to it and has been linked to a spicy mustard already. Typically, a comparison to a beloved food or condiment is a pretty good sign. Beautiful leathers in this strong fall 2018 color will fare as well as accent pieces.


Pantone 15-0625 Martini Olive


Pantone 15-0625 Martini Olive
The Martini Olive shade chosen by Pantone will certainly be the perfect bridge between colors that fall needs to lighten it up the season’s palette. This is the ideal shade of green for fall, not too dark, deep or dismal, as many fall and winter shades of green can tend to be.



Pantone 16-1255 Russet Orange



Pantone 16-1255 Russet Orange
Russet Orange is one of the brightest Pantone fall 2018 colors mimicking the fallen leaves. The color will be excellent on all fabrics and even more interesting as a nail lacquer. With just a light touch of imagination millions of options are available and muted only the slightest bit.


Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet

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Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet
Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet is pure purple without too much of either of its base colors. The perfectly blended shade is the beautiful hue with depth and softness. The color is described as imaginative and inventive, and it embodies both of these descriptions perfectly, likely looking beautiful paired in any capacity with the other Pantone fall 2018 color trends on the palette or the typical fall and winter shades.


Pantone 15-3520 Crocus Petal

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Pantone 15-3520 Crocus Petal
Crocus Petal is the lightest yet most romantic of the Pantone fall 2018 colors on the palette. It is soft and reminiscent of the last vestiges of the spring and summer bouquets, showing the resilience of the last of the lightest purple-toned Ornamental Allium determined to bloom before winter.


Pantone 12-0740 Limelight


Pantone 12-0740 Limelight
Limelight is bright and “pungent” as described by Pantone. The shade is the lightest and brightest of the Pantone 2018 colors offered for the fall palette, just a touch brighter than the yellow of the fallen leaves people like to collect during fall.



Pantone 18-5025 Quetzal Green

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Pantone 18-5025 Quetzal Green
Quetzal Green is the truest epitome of bright yet deep. The color will not be confused with any other shade. The color is nothing short of a sensational mix of blues and greens that is sure to be on the runways of the biggest fashion houses.


Thanks to:


Inez Devereaux








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