Pantone does a detailed analysis of the largest Fashion Week events around the globe to come up with it’s seasonal palette choices. Along with coming up with a full palette, they also identify a “Color of the Year”. For Spring 2020, that color is Pantone 19-4052 “Classic Blue”. It is a gorgeous color that we haven’t seen take centre stage in a very long time.

“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”

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

I think the most surprising color for spring is ‘flame scarlet”, or Pantone 18-1662. I just don’t relate spring to red…just me? You will also see a more “traditional” spring color palette that will include hues of orange and blush. Denim is making a big return this spring. Both the color, and the fabric. While the biggest color story this spring is a strong primary palette, we will see a really beautiful classic palette of neutrals.

White, Navy and shades of tan will all make an appearance. Head to toe monochromatic neutrals will be a huge trend throughout Spring & Summer 2020….if we start wearing more than just our pajamas on the daily.

One trend that Pantone didn’t include in their palette, but most other fashion insiders agree is here for spring is neon. According to Harpers Bazaar “What’s fluoro pink, orange, blue, green, and yellow, and refuses to blend in with the crowd? All the highlighter-inspired neons gracing your favorite catwalks, from Tom Ford to Christopher John Rogers, and Courreges. Subtle may not be her specialty, but these vibrant shades pair wonderfully with black, white, or tan, and know how to make an entrance.”

Whatever colors you decide to rock this spring, have fun & own it!