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As you’re prepping your spring orders and making buying decisions, color is always a factor to weigh, and it helps to have intel on what’s hot from industry insiders. For Spring 2019, the Pantone Color Institute predicts that “playful expressionism and an unrestrained and experimental approach to color” is trending.

The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report takes its cue from the runways during spring fashion weeks—“a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to show up across all areas of design.” This spring’s 12 colors are “vibrant without being overpowering,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The dancewear designers interviewed for DRN’s 2019 trends forecast also see elegant, earthy jewel tones trending, “rich colors like plum and peacock blue…that are flattering to all.” Some also note how nature is driving color trends, with “deep, warm caramels and jewel tones.” (Read more about where dance fashion is headed in “Dancewear Trends Forecast.”)

Pantone describes its dozen hues for Spring 2019 as “empowering colors that provide confidence and spirit, uplifting… joyful hues that…take us down a path of creative and unexpected combinations.”

Here they are:   

Fiesta, an orange red that “radiates energy, passion and excitement”

Jester Red, richly elegant, with intensity

Turmeric, an enlivening orange

Living Coral, animated, with golden undertones

Pink Peacock, “tantalizingly theatrical”

Pepper Stem, a zesty yellow-green

Aspen Gold, “to brighten our day”

Princess Blue, “a majestic royal blue hue that glistens and gleams”

Toffee, “deliciously irresistible”

Mango Mojito, a golden yellow

Terrarium Moss, “conjures up flourishing foliage and the natural world”

Sweet Lilac, a pink-infused lavender


Don’t Miss…the 2019 Ordering Guide, with deadlines and incentives from 50+ dancewear companies. We hope the chart—with live links to manufacturers’ websites—helps make your ordering easier. Wishing you a successful start to a great new year!

January 2019

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