Pantone Releases List of "Empowering" Colors Inspired by Fashion Week Trends

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The leading color authority released a color trends list from New York and London Fashion Week that "provide confidence and lift the spirits". 

With Fashion Month officially over, we're looking back at the designers, materials, and colors that dominated the runways

Doing the same is the world's authority on all things color (who's Color of the Year predictions always spark widespread attention), Pantone. The color giants looked to the New York and London runways to release its Fashion Color Trends Report for spring/summer 2019.

And it's a decidedly optimistic, vibrant palette. With warm sunset hues, golden yellows and attention-grabbing reds dominating the trends. 

According to Pantone Color Institute’s color experts, it's all about empowerment next season, "spring/summer 2019 reflects our desire to embolden ourselves as we face the future; turning to colors and color stories that provide confidence and lift our spirits."

"This new mindset underscores a desire for a joyful juxtaposition of color that transcends seasonality and joins together high fashion and street style,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release.

Power up your wardrobe when the warm weather returns with Pantone's predicted fashion color trends:

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"A festive orange-red, Fiesta radiates energy, passion, and excitement."

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Jester Red

"Adding depth and intensity, Jester Red combines rich elegance with urbanity."

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"Turmeric is an enlivening orange that infuses a hint of pungency into the palette."

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Living Coral

"Living Coral is an affable and animating shade whose golden undertone gives it a softer edge."

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Pink Peacock

"The tantalizingly theatrical Pink Peacock fans out to a feast for the eyes."

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Pepper Stem

"Zesty yellow-green Pepper Stem encourages our desire for nature’s healthy bounty."


Lemon Verbena

"Light and sunny, Lemon Verbena is pleasingly cheerful."

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Princess Blue

"Princess Blue, a majestic royal blue hue, glistens and gleams."



"Deliciously irresistible, tasteful Toffee whets the appetite."

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Mango Mojito

"The golden yellow Mango Mojito feeds our craving for pleasant comforts."

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Terrarium Moss

"Terrarium Moss conjures up thoughts of flourishing foliage and the physical beauty in the natural world."

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Pressed Rose

"The blushing Pressed Rose fills us with thoughts of romance and sentimentality."