Color vibrations for S/S 2020

Renee Minus White | 10/10/2019, 11:36 a.m.
Let’s face it, young people are designing for the future and are feeling empowered to create change.
Colors for spring/summer 2020 from Pantone Color Institute

Let’s face it, young people are designing for the future and are feeling empowered to create change. Demonstrating creativity at Pantone Color Institute, their blend of storytelling with playfulness gets their message across. Young folks recognize the role of art, while using visualization and experimentation to start conversations about the world’s problems and in designing solutions. 

Vibrant Rebellion is PCI’s new design trend for autumn/winter ’20/’21. Highlighted by Franklin Till in Viewpoint Color ’06, Rise Up, it provides a glimpse of how an aggressive rabble-rousing design direction will bring like minds together. It’s a provocative and positive campaign of color, patterns and graphics that’s driven by the uprising of an activist generation. These new colors represent an environment for self-expression and an energized approach to sustainability. 

According to Pantone Color Institute’s color experts, colors for their spring/summer 2020 London blend include a palette of iconic favorites with seasonal neutrals to create a narrative of color artistry. This season, the approach to fashion colors is spontaneous. There are exciting patterns and layers of multicolors that highlight the season. Rousing and robust colors offer energetic contrasts and personalized self-expression. 

Spring/summer ’20 is filled with bold hues. “Strong and vibrant, this season’s color pallet displays our determination for positivity and uplift,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 

Home furnishings, interiors and fashion are adorned with a frenzy of pigment, pattern and texture in fringing, knotting and spray printing and overprinting. Here, color is generously layered in no-holds-barred self-expression. Strong, vibrant, multihued palettes are based on energized complementary pairings. Colors range from citric yellow and cobalt blue to saturated fuchsia and forest green to a poppy red and teal green.