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Orange is the new black: Pantone’s AW20 colour trends

From the tangerine tinged Amberglow to the fiery Samba and understated Rose Tan, Pantone’s Autumn/Winter 2020 colour trend predictions are nothing if not varied.

Following Classic Blue being named as Pantone’s highly-anticipated Colour of the Year for 2020, the colour forecasting agency released a list of shades they’re expecting to hit big come Autumn/Winter.

Favouring the brave

For the maximalists among us, a selection of bolder brights including Amberglow – a solid orange hue, Samba – a fiery chilli red, and Green Sheen – an almost fluorescent, highlighter yellow, are sure to suit. 

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Pantone Amberglow, Samba and Green Sheen

Pantone Amberglow, Samba and Green Sheen

Grown-up Millennial

Rose Tan offers a more sophisticated take on ‘Millennial Pink’. Retaining a youthful glow, the blushed tint is more ‘elegance’ than ‘Instagram’, lending itself nicely to cool, contemporary commercial settings. Similarly, Peach Nougat is a pared back alternative to 2019’s Living Coral, reinterpreting the trend for the new decade. 

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Pantone Rose Tan & Peach Nougat

Pantone Rose Tan & Peach Nougat

Crown jewels

Jewelled tones never fail to add an element of opulent drama to an interior scheme – a trend Pantone doesn’t believe will dissipate any time soon. Blue Depths, Magenta Purple and Fired Brick all work to conjure a luxurious aesthetic, rooted in decadent indulgence. Although not a palette for the faint-hearted, true statement comes as a guarantee.

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Pantone Blue Depths, Magenta Purple & Fired Brick

Pantone Blue Depths, Magenta Purple & Fired Brick

Nature inspired

This season, palettes found in our natural surroundings are given a slight edgy feel. Military Olive has mossy green at its core, but benefits from an injection of maturity. And Ultramarine Green elevates a seaweed-esque tone to a stronger, more confident shade.

Pantone Military Olive & Ultramarine Green

Pantone Military Olive & Ultramarine Green

The concept of the palette, according to Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, is suggestive rather than prescriptive. “Rather than saying to them, ‘No, this is it – here are the five top colors – end of story…’ I want them to reach out further than that…”

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