Pantones Take on Hair Hues November 28, 2018 10:04

Pantone Hair Hues

If there was ever a season to experiment with bold hair colour, it's spring/summer 2019. Josh Wood dyed models' hair a range of pastel hues at Marc Jacobs, choosing shades to match the clothes and eye make-up for a truly tonal look. Meanwhile there were ombré rainbow styles at Vivienne Westwood, Pepto Bismol pink at Matty Bovan and troll-inspired shades at Ashley Williams, whilst model Mariacarla Boscono showed off her own colour transformation, opting for a new rose-gold dye job. The one colour that stood out in particular? Think pink.

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a colour overview highlighting the top colours fashion designers showing at Fashion Week around the world will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season.

With colour on the catwalk a key indicator of the colour stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design....including hair, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important colour trends.

Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Spring/Summer they see it! "Spring/Summer 2019 reflects our desire to embolden ourselves as we face the future; turning to colours and colour stories that provide confidence and lift our spirits; embracing a colour and design direction filled with creative and unexpected combinations.

This new mindset underscores a desire for a joyful juxtaposition of colour that transcends seasonality and joins together high fashion and street style.

Dynamic and vibrant without being overpowering, highlighted shades for both men’s and women’s fashion illustrate our desire for authentic colour expression and at the same time a continuing need for relatable, accessible design"

So in this blog we ask salon owner Jennifer Morgan to explain this new colour palette and how we could translate it into hair colour for the coming season


A festive orange red, Fiesta radiates energy, passion and excitement.

Jester Red

Adding depth and intensity, Jester Red combines rich elegance with urbanity.


Turmeric is an enlivening orange that infuses a hint of pungency into the palette.

Living Coral

Living Coral is an affable and animating shade whose golden undertone gives it a softer edge.

Let's translate these into Hair Trends...

Pink Peacock

The tantalisingly theatrical Pink Peacock fans out to a feast for the eyes.

Pepper Stem

Zesty yellow-green Pepper Stem encourages our desire for nature’s healthy bounty.

Lemon Verbena

Light and sunny, Lemon Verbena is pleasingly cheerful.

Sweet Lilac
More on the gentle pink side, Sweet Lilac adds a gentle softness to a happy spring day. 

Let's translate these into Hair Trends...

Princess Blue

Princess Blue, a majestic royal blue hue, glistens and gleams.


Deliciously irresistible, tasteful Toffee whets the appetite.

Mango Mojito

The golden yellow Mango Mojito feeds our craving for pleasant comforts.

Terrarium Moss

Terrarium Moss conjures up thoughts of flourishing foliage and the physical beauty in the natural world.

Let's translate these into Hair Trends...

Pressed Rose

The blushing Pressed Rose fills us with thoughts of romance and sentimentality.

Pantone Spring/ Summer 2019 Neutral Color Palette

When it comes to the neutrals we find on the spring 2019 runway colour trends, there are four that pop up and make it onto the Pantone list. They all look incredible when paired up with the deeper, brighter and more joyful colours from the main collection.


Subtle Soybean naturally appeals as a reliable and versatile neutral.


A deep blue redolent of the midnight sky, thoughtful Eclipse is both serious and mysterious.

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn tempts with its soft and buttery attitude.

Brown Granite

Grounded and strong, Brown Granite is understated, authentic and timeless.

Let's translate these into Hair Trends...