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Pantone fall/winter palette for 2018

School buses are rumbling down the street, and coffeehouses everywhere are about to unleash their pumpkin spice lattes. The chill in the evening air is yet another signal that autumn is approaching.

As designers, you’re thinking about the upcoming fall and winter. You’re mulling over how to switch gears and work the colors of the new season into your latest designs.

So if you’re searching for color inspiration, look no further than Pantone to set the trend. Twice-yearly, they lay down the style with a brand new color scheme. Although Pantone’s seasonal palettes are used mainly in the fashion world, we like to think that visual designers and UI designers can make good use of them as well.

According to Pantone, “Colors for Fall/Winter 2018 express our need for individuality, ingenuity and creativity. There is a continued transition away from cyclical trends, and instead a strong focus on self-expressive colors that evade antiquated seasonal structure. As a result, we are seeing some very notable non-traditional choices showing up in the Fall/Winter palette, such as PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight and PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal. These unexpected shades reinvent the seasonal color story and allows for the artistry and originality that moves fashion forward.”

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Get the Fall/Winter palette here: Download the Fall/Winter 2018 New York Top 10 Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

For more traditional color schemes, Pantone has an alternative. They state, “These five core shades serve as critical building blocks.” Classic colors can be used from season to season and serve as a foundational base.

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Download the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

We hope that helped you get some color inspiration! Check out Pantone’s website for more information.

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