Color trends fall/winter 2018/19

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Colors are an essential part of the textile business.

Striving forward, with a positive air and determination defines the Fall/Winter 2018/ 19 season with ISPO TEXTRENDS’ new color palettes leading the way. The only way is up, and a bold array of rich tones complimented by renewed luminosity makes a dent in delivering new products for the season. Its time to energize, be adventurous and stand out, not solely in the color proposal but also in the innovative products that are possible and continue to develop and come through to market.

They say opposites attract, and this will be seen with the array of natural and synthetic applications that both contrast and collude in making this season one of the hottest yet. Be bold, be sassy, but most of all make the most of what is on o er in generating new products that will appeal to the consumer. Time is precious, lets make sure we live life to the full, it is time to embrace a renewed zeal. Viva la vida!


It’s all about the base, and this season’s core active color palette shifts direction, taking on a more dusted appearance in hue compared to the traditional bright bestselling tones. Rich red and deep berry compliment new takes on green and orange in delivering a warm yet invigorating color palette inspired by nature.

Into the Light

Renewed luminosity enhances this aurora-inspired palette, as bright white is complimented by dark tones of anthracite through to mineral inspired gleam. Work this palette from matte through to brilliance from the inclusion of bright yarns through to gloss membranes in enhancing the tones.

Fairground Attraction

Audacious and bold in tone, the inspiration from this color palette comes from the frenzy and motion of a fairground with a retro appeal. A feel good factor features, as a spirited color lineup comes through. Perfect for prints and solids, matte through to metallic finishes also feature, this color trend is meant to be seen.


Geared towards the athleisure market and performance denim, an urban inspiration pushes through. Gray tones in black and blue bases feature with bolder accents accelerating the look. Indigo blue replaces bestselling black in deciphering a new code for this growing lifestyle trend.


A vivd direction that can be moved up or down in intensity, as neon tones inspire. Dependent on the final application, it can be incredibly dense and bright on compact solid surfaces through to ethereal color combinations on featherweight knits and micro light qualities.

An overview of some basic color directions is part of the brochure of Textile Trends, which you can download in English language free of charge.