Pantone Color Institute Releases Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week

A palette of energetic modern color classics expressed with humor

CARLSTADT, N.J., September 6, 2019 – Pantone LLC, a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the Pantone® Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020 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 12 stand out colors, as well as current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to see on the runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York, express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self- expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment.

Combining our desire for stability, creativity, and more spontaneous design approaches, the color palette for Spring/Summer 2020 infuses heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Pantone Color Trend Report Spring/Summer 2020

About the Spring/Summer 2020 NYFW Color Palette:
Colorful favorites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern color classics.

PANTONE 18-1662 Flame Scarlet
Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.

PANTONE 14-1064 Saffron
Pungent Saffron adds a flavorful brilliance to the palette.

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
A boundless blue hue, Classic Blue is evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities.

PANTONE 15-5718 Biscay Green
An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.

PANTONE 19-0323 Chive
A savory herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.

PANTONE 17-4021 Faded Denim
Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.

PANTONE 16-1359 Orange Peel
Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.

PANTONE 18-4528 Mosaic Blue
The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.

PANTONE 13-0822 Sunlight
Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.

PANTONE 14-1318 Coral Pink
Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace.

PANTONE 18-1345 Cinnamon Stick
Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.

PANTONE 18-3513 Grape Compote
Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

About the Spring/Summer 2020 Classics:
Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular color statements or as a foundation for playful color contrasts.

PANTONE 16-1324 Lark
Authentic and low-key, Lark is an understated and versatile khaki.

PANTONE 19-3923 Navy Blazer
Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.

PANTONE 11-4001 Brilliant White
Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.

PANTONE 16-3802 Ash
Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

To support the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2020 for NY and London, Pantone has partnered with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 12 top fashion colors as well as 4 core shades. With millions of visual assets, Adobe Stock is an amazing resource for creatives to seek visual inspiration and creative development.

Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Color Trend Report Gallery.

For more information or additional commentary from experts from the Pantone Color Institute, contact Kristina King at [email protected] or visit Pantone online at

About 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.

About 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.

About Pantone

Pantone provides a universal language of color that enables color-critical decisions through every stage of the workflow for brands and manufacturers. More than 10 million designers and producers around the world rely on Pantone products and services to help define, communicate and control color from inspiration to realization – leveraging advanced X-Rite technology to achieve color consistency across various materials and finishes for graphics, fashion and product design. Pantone Standards feature digital and physical color specification and workflow tools. The Pantone Color Institute™ provides customized color standards, brand identity and product color consulting as well as trend forecasting inclusive of Pantone Color of the Year, Fashion Runway Color Trend Reports, color psychology and more. Pantone B2B Licensing incorporates the Pantone Color System into different products and services, enabling licensees to communicate and reproduce approved Pantone values and improve efficiencies for their users. Pantone Lifestyle brings color and design together across apparel, home, and accessories. Connect with Pantone on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

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