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It’s that time of the year when Pantone graciously informs us of the resplendent array of new hues to tickle our fashionable fancy in the fall/ winter 2019 fashion shows. There is a total of 29 Pantone fall 2019 colors chosen as the inspirational highlights for fall and winter comprised of 16 colors from New York Fashion Week and 13 extra shades from London Fashion Week.
The list of the Pantone fall 2019 color trends is wonderful, including rich fall reds as well as lighter, softer colors that would be unexpected by most for the season. The fashions using these colors will create a significant impression ranging from the warm and spicy Chili Pepper from the New York Fashion Week runways to the cool and thought-evoking shade of blue known as Galaxy Blue, which was seen on both New York and London Fashion Week runways.
Pantone’s Fall/ Winter 2019-2020 Colors from NYFW & LFW
According to Leatrice Eiseman, who is the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, the fall 2019 color trends by Pantone are all about rich hues, each being a statement-making color in and of itself, but at the same time each pairing well with the rest to create warmth and harmony. She also described the color offerings of the upcoming seasons as “a sophisticated, yet bold collection of colors”, with a high dose of confidence and empowerment.
#1. Pantone 19-1557 Chili Pepper
Chili Pepper is an exciting shade of red that is designed to stimulate your aesthetics in the same way that chili pepper stimulates the taste buds. Every season has a shade of red, which is the vibrant shade of Chili Pepper for the fall/ winter 2019 color trends.
#2. Pantone 19-1650 Biking Red
Biking Red is an unexpectedly deep shade of burgundy red that elucidates to the perfect meeting point of warmth and depth. This Pantone fall 2019 color is the visual definition of a powerfully strong color that would work as a main or accent color with ease.
#3. Pantone 12-1110 Crème de Pêche
A softer, comfortable shade of peach, Crème de Pêche is the lighter-toned option that will carry over from fall through to even become a staple through the winter. The color isn’t just soft and understated – it is a perfect addition to the fall 2019 color trends and an excellent representation of the lighter end of the spectrum.
#4. Pantone 15-1530 Peach Pink
Peach Pink is an energetic yet light shade of pink that has a flattering warmth and glow to it. The color is ideal and will look amazing with a variety of other Pantone fall 2019 colors and skin tones. The inclusion of the warmth that creates the perfect blend of pink and peach makes the presence of Peach Pink on the color trends list ideal.
#5. Pantone 19-1234 Rocky Road
Rocky Road is the embodiment of rich brown. It is an earthy, sweet and indulgent shade of deep brown that will work on so many levels, through so many pieces and flatter nearly every skin tone. The items that will be using this choice of the Pantone fall 2019 color trend will be amazing from all angles.
#6. Pantone 17-1926 Fruit Dove
Fruit Dove is a lively shade of pink that is neither easy to ignore nor overwhelming with its vibrancy. This is the shade of pink known to be “just enough” regardless of where or how it is worn. A perfect color to be described as “an extroverted pink,” Fruit Dove was used a lot throughout New York Fashion Week.
#7. Pantone 18-1155 Sugar Almond
Sugar Almond is a sweet, smoky shade of brown. The color is lighter than the typical shade of brown, mixed with other tone of warmth that gives it an appetizing and sweet appearance. The appetite-enlivening shade of light brown is an excellent option from the Pantone fall 2019 color trends that will look amazing on New York Fashion Week runways.
#8. Pantone 15-1150 Dark Cheddar
Dark Cheddar has a sharpness that only enhances the bright color. Dark Cheddar is not as dark as it sounds, shown as the perfect amalgamation of yellow and orange for a fun yet warm shade. There is quite a bit of orange in the fall 2019 fashion trends, but each of them, like Dark Cheddar, is a lot of fun.
#9. Pantone 19-4055 Galaxy Blue
Galaxy Blue is impressive, bright and interesting. This is a color of consideration and interpretation of an endless blue that has impacted all of our lives in one way or another. The shade of an unignorable part of every life on earth, we have all seen it and all contemplated it, and now we can wear it.
#10. Pantone 18-4217 Bluestone
Bluestone is the color of comfort and earnestness. The shade is a soft touch of blue that tiptoes across a cool and a nearly neutral shade. It is out of the ordinary, a light, intentionally washed sort of blue that indicates a wearable layer of clarity.
#11. Pantone 16-1358 Orange Tiger
Orange Tiger is a bright orange that is alive in its vibrancy. The energy that comes off this Pantone fall 2019 color is tangible, and described as fearless by the Pantone crew. The luster of this shade is imposing but not glaring, which will make this a beautiful accent color for those who want to incorporate but not feature this color. For those who want to go all the way, Orange Tiger is bright, but not over the top.
#12. Pantone 19-6050 Eden
Of the several available shades of forest green, Eden is the liveliest and presents the perfect choice of rich greenery for your fall and winter wardrobe. This is the ideal green when you want a deep shade of green that is certainly a complement to the Pantone fall 2019 color trends.
#13. Pantone 17-1545 Cranberry
Seen at London Fashion Week, Cranberry is much lighter than the name implies. This shade of red is more reminiscent of a lively party punch, a lighter reasonable red that is approachable and fun. The color is a bit closer to pink than red, but definitely still resides in the red category.
#14. Pantone 19-1534 Merlot
As hinted at by the name, Merlot is a stunning red wine shade with a depth and smoothness that is as reminiscent of a good glass of wine as the name implies. Like many of the other fall/ winter 2019 color trends chosen by Pantone for London Fashion Week, Merlot has an appearance of softness to the color that will translate well across fall and winter fabrics.
#15. Pantone 17-1450 Summer Fig
Summer Fig is a shade of red that is plush with a tinge of orange blended in. The color is lively without being too bright or overwhelming. For a warm color that is a great expectation for fall, it does have a surprising lightness to it that is easy to appreciate in a sea of dark winter colors for fall 2019.
#16. Pantone 16-1532 Crabapple
Crabapple is a rose with a tinge of orange throughout it to allow this shade to stand out from all other Pantone fall 2019 colors of pink and rose. No one really expects to see much in the way of shades of pink for the colder months, but here it is.
#17. Pantone 19-1419 Chicory Coffee
Chicory Coffee is the richest and deepest shade of the fall/ winter 2019-2020 color palette. You can wrap yourself up in the depths of elemental brown and feel yourself warming up as though you had a warm cup of coffee…
#18. Pantone 16-0840 Antique Moss
Antique Moss is a deceptive name for a brilliantly yellow-based green that will brightly contradict the expectations of a fall and winter color palette. Though there is definitely space and use for this color, it is one that can be recognized in the tinge of a leaf ready to fall in autumn and graciously carried as a splash of color into the winter months.
#19. Pantone 19-5230 Forest Biome
Forest Biome is the richest green to be seen in a long time. For a rich color, it also has the look of a softer feel as well. A rich color that looks warm and soft will be immensely popular during the fall and winter months so it will be incredibly interesting and enjoyable to see the incorporation of Forest Biome in the creations of London Fashion Week.
#20. Pantone 17-1143 Hazel
Hazel is known to be a softer brown, in this case a mellow tone that is slightly warmer with hints of sepia mixed in for a considerably different look than what might be expected. Hazel is a savory and seasoned fall 2019 color that has the ability to feel soothing as much as any other color can.
#21. Pantone 15-1147 Butterscotch
Butterscotch lives up to the rich orange-tinted golden yellow that we are all familiar with. It is a warm and delicious color, as much as the name implies, in a fashion that you’ll be able to wear. The appeal for this Pantone fall 2019 color is something you can feel from a single glance.
#22. Pantone 18-3211 Grapeade
Grapeade is a muted shade of purple that looks like a cool new shade of mauve. The color is unassuming and soft, which is not typically an assumption for a color like purple. Purple is known to be strong and unmistakable, and as such, Grapeade is definitely purple, but in a softer new version.
Pantone’s Fall/ Winter 2019-2020 Classics/ Neutral Color Palette
Of the total number of fall/ winter 2019 colors featured by Pantone, those considered “classics,” are comprised of four classic colors from each fashion week, Evening Blue appearing at both NYFW and LFW. We’ll be treated to soft, light colors that are soothing and chic to visceral, unexpectedly bright hues that are certain to evoke emotions and imagination as you see them and later as you inevitably create your own looks.
#23. Pantone 12-0815 Vanilla Custard
Vanilla Custard is a smooth and soft white-toned beige. This Pantone fall 2019 color is the perfect light shade for completing all those chic outfits that require a soft rather than a stark shade of white. Whether it’s a dress or a shirt, a scarf or pants, this is the choice of color to fill that need.
#24. Pantone 19-3815 Evening Blue
A rich, deep blue is always going to be a chic color option. Evening Blue is the new blue shade of total confidence. As implied by the name, the depth of this color is attributed to the wonder of the nighttime sky that we all observe each night.
#25. Pantone 16-0000 Paloma
Paloma is described by Pantone as unpretentious yet elegant, but the most amazing part of the description simply says “Paloma endures.” The simplicity of the two words are as cool as the shade of gray is itself. Paloma is a soft, suave shade of gray that is a perfect addition to the Pantone classic colors for the upcoming fall 2019 color trends.
#26. Pantone 17-0530 Guacamole
Guacamole is a vibrant green that is amusing and light. Guacamole is perfect in the current heyday of the avocado and just as energetic as the best shades of green. This is a great color that matches the energetic vibe of New York Fashion Week.
#27. Pantone 12-0806 Rutabaga
Beige is a standard neutral color, but London Fashion Week’s Rutabaga is redefining the expectations of the shade of beige. It will be stunning in silk and satin, gorgeous in suede and linen. This Pantone fall 2019 color is incredible, which is not a descriptor typically applied to a classic color like beige. Known as the base color for the chic, this is the perfect color to implement a rebirth for beige.
#28. Pantone 17-0535 Green Olive
Green Olive is set to be the “definite olive” and is described as setting the “standard for green.” If that is true, many interesting combinations are about to be born, as green is a favorite color for a lot of people and for good reason. This will be a great fall 2019 color to combine with others in patterns and designs and will also work wonderfully in a variety of textures.
#29. Pantone 17-0000 Frost Gray
Frost Gray is a visual representation of constancy, a perfectly balanced shade of gray that is right on the line between vibrant and dry in color. Gray as an overall color is much more versatile than many people give it credit for. Truthfully, Frost Gray is the ideal shade under the “gray” label to inspire creativity and prevent a bland palette for your look.