The Pantone Color Institute has identified its top 10 colour trends from the latest New York and London fashion weeks.
Pantone’s autumn 17 colour trends from London Fashion Week
A vivid scarlet tops the table in the UK capital and a bold grenadine red is favourite in the US.
“There is a commonality between the colours we are seeing on the runway in New York and London,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “However, individuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colours are being combined.”
In New York, Eiseman said the colour palette leans more to warmth bookended by grenadine red and a tawny autumn maple.
“While comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades like pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime and a bright Marina blue add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterum and Tawny Port,” she said.
In London, however, strong classic colours are complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons.
“Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter or Lemon Curry with Blue Bell are eye-arresting and create an unusual colour dichotomy,” she added.
Pantone’s autumn 17 colour trends from New York Fashion Week