Top 10 predicted colour trends for autumn 2017

Colour authority Pantone has identified the main colours you can expect to be popular this autumn

The warm palette echoes the season with comforting, homely colours in neutral shades. Standout shades include a rich, ruby red and brilliant violet. 

The trending colours are inspired by London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week with vivid scarlet popular in the UK and red a favourite in the US.

Earthy, cosy colours such as Tawny Port, Butterum Neutral Grey, Primrose Pink, Toast and Otter reflect the change of season while Ballet Slipper, Marina and Golden Lime are “earthy tones with a twist,” says a spokesperson for Pantone.


Pantone describes Marina as the only cool colour in the palette. Pair with warm timber tones to keep a space feeling fresh and energised.

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New York colour palette

  • PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine
  • PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port
  • PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper
  • PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum
  • PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony
  • PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray
  • PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce
  • PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime
  • PANTONE 17-4041 Marina
  • PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple

London colour palette

  • PANTONE 18-1662 Flame Scarlet
  • PANTONE 12-2904 Primrose Pink
  • PANTONE 16-1331 Toast
  • PANTONE 14-4121 Bluebell
  • PANTONE 18-3531 Royal Lilac
  • PANTONE 18-1018 Otter
  • PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony
  • PANTONE 16-1338 Copper Tan
  • PANTONE 15-0751 Lemon Curry
  • PANTONE 16-0639 Golden Olive

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