Outdoor Fabrics: Pantone Colour Trend Predictions 2018

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10 Aug Outdoor Fabrics: Pantone Colour Trend Predictions 2018

Considering a patio revamp? Then you’ll need to know what’s hot when it comes to colour, particularly when selecting outdoor fabric for your outdoor furniture. And who better to provide that advice than the Pantone Colour Institute! Here are Pantone’s colour trend predictions for 2018…

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What is the Pantone Colour Institute?

The Pantone Colour Institute is the preeminent authority on all things colour! Designers talk about ‘Pantone references’ – the Pantone Matching System is a colour matching system, first introduced by Pantone Inc. in the 1950s, which helps designers and printers correctly match specific colours via colour swatches, each with its own references, in the Pantone Colour Guide.

What is the Pantone Colour of the Year?

Since the year 2000, Pantone has named, amidst great secrecy and then PR fanfare, a Colour of the Year. The Colour of the Year is said to speak to the prevailing zeitgeist, and provides architects, interior designers, stylists, and other design specialists with a definitive colour trend for the year. 2017’s Pantone Colour of the Year, Greenery, is the perfect colour for outdoor spaces – but what shall 2018 bring? In anticipation of unveiling 2018’s Pantone Colour of the Year, Pantone has given us these colour cues – for your convenience, matched here with colour choices from our outdoor fabric ranges…

Verdure

This colour palette takes 2017’s Greenery one step further, and includes green and ‘vegetable’ colours, including Celery and Foliage, berries and Eggshell Blue.

Match the Pantone Verdure Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Stinson Mediterranean
  • Stinson Angel’s Breath
  • Colonnade Spring
  • Laytown Serene
  • Stinson Strawberry

 

Resourceful

Resourceful comprises the complementary duo of blues and oranges, and includes various shades of these colours from Pantone’s Colour Guide.

Match the Pantone Resourceful Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Colonnade Summer
  • Colonnade Aqua
  • Pavilion Div
  • Proof Lite Deva
  • Proof Lite Peter Blue

 

Playful

This one’s young, fresh and fun, with colours like Minion Yellow, Lime Popsicle, Green Flash and Blue Skydiver.

Match the Pantone Playful Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Stinson Aqua
  • Curiosity Mauritius
  • Proof Lite Pappagallo
  • Proof Lite Yellow
  • Proof Lite Peter Blue.

 

Discretion

It’s a subtle and demure, somewhat whimsical, colour palette that includes Eldberberry, Hawthorne Rose and Burnished Lilac.

Match the Pantone Discretion Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Proof Lite Rosa
  • Proof Lite Viola.

 

Far-Fetched

This palette draws inspiration from exotic locations – warm, earthy and rosy tones, such as Ruby Wine, Iced Coffee and Cornsilk Yellow.

Match the Pantone Discretion Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Proof Lite Beige
  • Sundowner Beige
  • Proof Lite Sea Sand
  • Sundowner Maize.

 

Intricacy

Includes so-called new neutrals, known as ‘neutral metallics’, like Holly Berry and Sulphur.

Match the Pantone Discretion Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Sundowner Yellow
  • Proof Lite Yellow
  • Stinson Strawberry.

 

Intensity

Intense by name, intense by nature, this one’s a mix of striking colours, underscored with black and gold.

Match the Pantone Intensity Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Stinson Midnight
  • Stinson Sunshine.

 

TECH-nique

Referencing the role technology plays in our lives, this palette includes Brilliant White and Frosted Almond, offset by bright turquoise, pink and purple.

Match the Pantone Intensity Colour Palette to these outdoor fabrics:

  • Stinson Aqua
  • Stinson Icicle
  • Proof Lite Dhigirri
  • Sundowner Grey Ice
  • Proof Lite Magenta.

 

Quality Outdoor Fabrics

Outdoor fabrics are specially developed for use outside, on sun loungers, outdoor couches, bar stools or dining chairs – they’re harder wearing than indoor fabrics, with in-built sun-resistance to preserve colour fastness. Alifurn carries the Sunbrella® range, the Cederbrook Patio Collection and the Hertex Sunproof Collection – have a browse through our fabric options to see more…

To find Pantone colour references, visit the Pantone Colour Institute’s website

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