Pantone Predicts These Colours Will Dominate Your Wardrobe in 2019

From a fashion stance, there's a lot to like about winter: Cosy coats, cashmere, party dresses and shearling-lined boots are just some of the sartorial treats we indulge in at this time of year. While we're not wishing the season away, we are starting to look to what 2019 in terms of style. From handbags and shoes to dresses and sunglasses, we've already given you the low down on some of spring/summer 2019 top trends. Now it's time for a lesson in colour…


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A couple of weeks back, Pantone revealed Living Coral (a vibrant tangerine shade) as its 2019 Colour of the Year. Now, though, the company showcased its full predictions for 2019. The spectrum of 16 colours boasts a near-perfect red (or, as Pantone calls it, Fiesta), a deep navy (Eclipse) and a hot-pink (Pink Peacock)—all of which are set to dominate our homes and our wardrobes in the coming months. As always, our aim is to keep you one step ahead of the trends, which is why we've picked out the six colours we think fashion will adopt for spring so you can buy into them early. Keep scrolling to add some new-season flair to your winter wares.



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Style Notes: Dustier in tone than Millennial Pink, this is how grown-ups do the romantic shade. Invest in a clean-cut blazer and wear it with jeans and statement accessorises. 

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Style Notes: This is one of the shades that is featured in Pantone's edit for 2019, so you can't go wrong with a green purchase. For a classic approach, look for khaki staples you'll wear year after year.

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Style Notes: If you bought into the yellow trend in 2018, you'll be pleased to hear the hue is still very much on the fashion agenda next year, too.

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Style Notes: Brown has made a gargantuan comeback, and it looks set to continue its reign into the New Year. Look for different textures like silk, wool and patent leather to give the hue added oomph.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.