“Dermic pinks take center stage, evolving into a series of paler, more fragile shades to express a transparent nudity. Beiges, off white and blues are all subtly influenced by pink, while pink mauves are the new baby pink.”
The report this year is titled ‘Disguise’ says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the institute, “disguise does not have to be literal”, and “putting on a disguise can endow a person with new qualities”, which can be “empowering and freeing”.
“Disguise doesn’t have to be literal,” Pressman explained. “The art of disguise speaks to the idea of wearing a cover, a mask of sorts that renders parts of our real selves invisible. Something that in turn gives us permission to change who we are and the face we present to the world.”
Here are the colors that Pantone predicts for the Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season.
Pink: Dermic pinks take center stage, evolving into a series of paler, more fragile shades to express a transparent nudity. Beiges, off white and blues are all subtly influenced by pink, while pink mauves are the new baby pink.
Orange: The shade as a whole is moving into the background, but its influence can still be felt from colors like nectar. As Pressman put it, “Orange can always be counted on to inject a bit of surprise.”
Yellow: Lemon zest will be key this season, adding sunshine and light to any palette.
Brown: Classic shades and more animal-inspired tones will serve to anchor the fall palette.
Purple: Mauve shades gather in strength and focus.
White: Serving as a counter reaction to the overuse of color, white cleanses and simplifies the season’s palette. Neutral and trans-seasonal, whites make a strong statement on their own or in combination with other shades.
Reds: Moving away from scarlet to the coral side for the winter season. Pressman said it’s a color that also lends itself well to metallic treatments. “The most accepted bright shade across all areas of design, reds are a color range that connect the season and a color range that appeals to all consumers, irrespective of location, gender or lifestyle preference,” she added.
Greens: Nature’s neutral, it blends well with blues, browns and metallized finishes, including more saturated bright shades. The turquoise-based celadon will be big.
Via Design Taxi via Sourcing Journal