New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021


  • Laurie Pressman ┃ Pantone Color Institute ┃ September 10, 2020

  • Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, this season’s report features the top 10 standout colors, as well as current takes on the five core classics we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

    Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report New York Spring/Summer 2020  
    Images Courtesy of Adobe Stock. Left to right: Victor Solomin/Stocksy United/Adobe Stock, Stocksy United/Adobe Stock, Addictive Creatives/Stocksy United/Adobe Stock, Pavloffav/Stocksy United/Adobe Stock, Lyuba Burakova/Stocksy United/Adobe Stock

    According to Pantone Color Institute experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 New York emphasize our desire for a range of color that inspires ingenuity and inventiveness – colors whose versatility transcend the seasons and allow for more freedom of choice - colors that lend themselves to original color statements and whose flexibility easily adapts to our new and more fragmented lifestyle.

    “Offering a range of shades illustrative of nature, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 underscores our desire for flexible color that works year-round. Infused with a genuine authenticity that continues to be increasingly important, colors for Spring/Summer 2021 combine a level of comfort and relaxation with sparks of energy that encourage and uplift our moods,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

    The Spring/Summer 2021 New York Color Palette:

    Shades illustrative of nature coupled with new core classics come together to create a palette inspiring ingenuity and inventiveness.

    PANTONE 14-1050 Marigold
    PANTONE 14-1050
    A comforting golden orange infused yellow lends a warming presence.
    PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean
    PANTONE 15-4020
    The color of the sky on a serene, crystal clear day.
    PANTONE 18-1248 Rust
    PANTONE 18-1248
    An earth inspired brown emblematic of Autumn leaves uncharacteristic of a spring palette.
    PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating
    PANTONE 13-0647
    Friendly and joyful, an optimistic yellow offering the promise of a sunny day.
    PANTONE 18-4140 French Blue
    PANTONE 18-4140
    French Blue
    A stirring blue hue that awakens a vision of Paris in the springtime.
    PANTONE 13-0117 Green Ash
    PANTONE 13-0117
    Green Ash
    A mentholated Green that cools and soothes.
    PANTONE 16-1529 Burnt Coral
    PANTONE 16-1529
    Burnt Coral
    Inviting Burnt Coral expresses conviviality.
    PANTONE 16-5938 Mint
    PANTONE 16-5938
    Tasty mint refreshes and restores.
    PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid
    PANTONE 17-3628
    Amethyst Orchid
    The floral shaded amethyst orchid introduces a unique touch.
    PANTONE 18-2043 Raspberry Sorbet
    PANTONE 18-2043
    Raspberry Sorbet
    Vivifying Raspberry Sorbet tantalizes.

    The Spring/Summer 2021 Core Classics:

    Core hues whose versatility transcends the seasons and allows for more freedom of choice.

    PANTONE 19-4016 Inkwell
    PANTONE 19-4016
    A deep and intense blackened blue.
    PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray
    PANTONE 17-5104
    Ultimate Gray
    Quietly assuring and reliable gray encouraging composure.
    PANTONE 11-0110 Buttercream
    PANTONE 11-0110
    Smooth Buttercream is an easy and effortless delicious off-white.
    PANTONE 14-1127 Desert Mist
    PANTONE 14-1127
    Desert Mist
    Invoking images of shifting powdery sands.
    PANTONE 16-0632 Willow
    PANTONE 16-0632
    A canopy of green that reveals and conceals.

    Adobe Stock x Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report

    To support the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring/Summer 2021 for NY, Pantone has collaborated with Adobe Stock to curate a collection of images that reflect the palette of 10 top fashion colors as well as 5 core shades. With millions of visual assets, Adobe Stock is an amazing resource for creatives to seek visual inspiration and creative development. Click here to view the Adobe Stock x Pantone Color Trend Report Gallery.