Pantone Colours of 2020

Pantone is pretty fucking iconic in the world of design. Not just fashion, although they heavily influence it, but also interiors and art too- their colour palettes are gorgeous and knowledgable- an in-depth exploration into the current seasons most important colours.

They are published in the 'Colour Trend Report' by Pantone Colour institute, the trend forecasting and colour consultancy guide.

This collection was released in conjunction with NY Fashion Week earlier this month, which essentially sets the scene for where the colours and therefore trends are heading. When this filters down through the system (as Miranda Priestly so fabulously sets out in the Devil Wears Prada), these colours will be everywhere in 6-9 months time. It's a fantastic way of learning and getting to grips with the trends of next season!

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

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

Pantone release 12 colours as well as 4 neutral tones, and here they are below!


Displaying an element of natural sophistication and versatility, this season’s core hues serve as singular colour statements or as a foundation for playful colour contrasts.

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

Deep blue Navy Blazer is stylish and self-assured.

Clean, crisp and pristine Brilliant White is suggestive of simplicity and modernity.

Solid and strong, eternally timeless Ash conveys a message of longevity.

Seasonal Colours

Colourful favourites coupled with seasonal core shades come together to create a palette of modern colour classics.

Burning bright, Flame Scarlet exudes confidence and determination.

Pungent Saffron adds a flavourful brilliance to the palette.

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

An aqua shade connected to cleansing waters, Biscay Green cools and refreshes.

A savoury herbal green, Chive imparts a healthy and restorative harmony.

Faded Denim, a relatable and dependable blue conveys comfort and ease.

Piquant Orange Peel introduces a tasteful tang.

The teal Mosaic Blue displays an air of mystique, grace and depth of feeling.

Soft Sunlight invites happiness, pleasant cheer and a smiling presence.

Coral Pink wraps you up in a warm and welcoming embrace. (Also my personal favourite!)

Earthy and warm, Cinnamon Stick is sweet yet spicy.

Grape Compote is a composite of mysterious and mellow purple shades.

Which one is your favourite and why?

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