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Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2021 Colors.

Images courtesy of .Pantone Color Institute.

Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round. Infused with a genuine authenticity that continues to be increasingly important, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods.
— Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, released the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2021 edition for New York Fashion Week. Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, the trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top ten standout colors, as well as current takes on the five core classics we can expect to see as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 New York emphasize our desire for a range of color that inspires ingenuity and inventiveness – colors whose versatility transcend the seasons and allow for more freedom of choice – colors that lend themselves to original color statements and whose flexibility easily adapts to our new and more fragmented lifestyle.

The Spring/Summer 2021 NYFW Color Palette:

Shades illustrative of nature coupled with new core classics come together to create a palette inspiring ingenuity and inventiveness.

PANTONE 14-1050 Marigold

PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean

PANTONE 18-1248 Rust

PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

PANTONE 18-4140 French Blue

PANTONE 13-0117 Green Ash

PANTONE 16-1529 Burnt Coral

PANTONE 16-5938 Mint

PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid

PANTONE 18-2043 Raspberry Sorbet

PANTONE 14-1050 TCX Marigold

A comforting golden orange infused yellow lends a warming presence.

PANTONE 15-4020 TCX Cerulean

The color of the sky on a serene, crystal clear day.

PANTONE 18-1248 TCX Rust

An earth-inspired brown emblematic of Autumn leaves uncharacteristic of a spring palette.

PANTONE 13-0647 TCX Illuminating

Friendly and joyful, an optimistic yellow offering the promise of a sunny day.

PANTONE 18-4140 TCX French Blue

A stirring blue hue that awakens a vision of Paris in the springtime.

PANTONE 13-0117 TCX Green Ash

A mentholated Green that cools and soothes

PANTONE 16-1529 TCX Burnt Coral

Inviting Burnt Coral expresses conviviality

PANTONE 16-5938 TCX Mint

Tasty mint refreshes and restores

PANTONE 17-3628 TCX Amethyst Orchid

The floral shaded amethyst orchid introduces a unique touch

PANTONE 18-2043 TCX Raspberry Sorbet

Vivifying Raspberry Sorbet tantalizes.

The Spring/Summer 2021 Core Classics:

Core hues whose versatility transcends the seasons and allows for more freedom of choice.

PANTONE 19-4016 Inkwell

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray

PANTONE 11-0110 Buttercream

PANTONE 14-1127 Desert Mist

PANTONE 16-0632 Willow

PANTONE 19-4016 TCX Inkwell

A deep and intense blackened blue.

PANTONE 17-5104 TCX Ultimate Gray

Quietly assuring and reliable gray encouraging composure.

PANTONE 11-0110 TCX Buttercream

Smooth Buttercream is an easy and effortless delicious off- white.

PANTONE 14-1127 TCX Desert Mist

Invoking images of shifting powdery sands.

PANTONE 16-0632 TCX Willow

A canopy of green that reveals and conceals.

To support the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2021 for NY and London, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 10 top fashion colors as well as 5 core classics. With millions of visual assets, Adobe Stock is an amazing resource for creatives to seek visual inspiration and creative development.

Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report

The colors featured in the semiannual Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report are selected from the Pantone FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design. Each season, the Pantone Color Institute issues the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report as semi-annual color trend forecasts for the upcoming season, highlighting the top colors you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week. The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report serves as a color reference throughout the season for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.

The Pantone Color Institute

The Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, the Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to effectively leverage the power, psychology, and emotion of color in their design strategy.

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