They're here! Pantone Colors 2019-2020

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Pantone Colors for Spring & Summer 2019

Spring & Summer 2019

Pantone came out with its color palettes for Spring/Summer 2019 and for the 2019/2020 Fall/Winter season. These colors can 'up your game' by making your designs, patterns, and artwork consistent and beautiful. Before I tried these color combinations, I desaturated the palettes to get a better look at the tonal values they possessed. While these colors are deep, rich, and appear varied I discovered that many were very similar in tonal values. The grayscale version of the palettes show which colors should or should not be used together to prevent a muddy, blah color scheme. As always, Pantone doesn't disappoint us with it's fun, witty, and sometimes bizarre descriptive names!

Fiesta, Jester Red,Turmeric, Living Coral

The Living Coral is the color of the year. Unfortunately this palette has little contrast between values.

Pink Peacock, Pepper Stem, Aspen Gold, Princess Blue

This palette has a little more contrast, I love the retro look to these colors!

Toffee, Mango Mojito,Terrarium Moss, Sweet Lilac

I'm not sure where Pantone got the names for these colors, Terrarium Moss would not taste good with a Mango Mojito, but the colors look fabulous! On closer examination you can see there are only two real contrasting values.

Soybean, Eclipse, Sweet Corn, Brown Granite

These neutrals bring it all together, I love how contrasty it is, offering solutions to a color scheme that would otherwise have little tonal difference. It balances and creates a satisfying and engaging stability.