Pantone Spring 2018 Colors | 3 Perfect Pastels
Our breakdown of the expanded Pantone Spring 2018 color collection concludes as we take a look at a group of 3 colors that many design experts consider the “heart” of the Spring 2018 season.
Separately, Spring Crocus, Blooming Dahlia and Pink Lavender are lush, blushing shades. Together, they form a collection of 3 perfect pastels that have the very best in home design, fashion design and industrial design fawning.
Read our full collection of Pantone Spring 2018 Color Palette articles:
- The Bright Tones
- Versatile Complementary Colors
- Cool but Powerful Colors
- The Classic Color Collection
The fact that each color is named for a flower (crocus, dahlia) or herb (lavender) isn’t lost on us; this is a direct nod by Pantone to the continual trend towards natural colors and tones first set by Greenery as the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.
The 12 shades selected for the Pantone Spring 2018 color palette (plus the 4 “Classic Colors” listed as an addendum) are a large step for Pantone, the world’s foremost authority on color design and color matching. In recent years, Pantone has released seasonal collections of 10 colors, offering plenty of selection and inspiration for color design enthusiasts.
Let’s take a closer look at these 3 alluring spring pastel colors, and how they influence color and design trends in the Spring 2018 season.
PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus
Spring Crocus directly challenges the notion that pastels and floral colors have to be “soft”. On the contrary, Spring Crocus (Pantone 17-3020) is vibrant and playful – almost acting as the “younger sibling” of Ultra Violet, the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year.
PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia
Blooming Dahlia is just gorgeous. This peach shade is a rare “understated” warm color – although Pantone itself describes its tone as “alluring”. We don’t disagree. Much like Spring 2017’s Pale Dogwood, Blooming Dahlia (Pantone 15-1520) is a sneakily useful shade in kitchen and bath design.
PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender
The coolest and most versatile of the three pastels in the Pantone Spring 2018 collection, Pink Lavender’s name sounds like a contradiction – but it’s actually a very apt description. It sits in the family of past Pantone seasonal color selections like Ballet Slipper (2017) and Rose Quartz (2016).