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The Great Escapes:Top 10 Men's Pantone Colors

Designers have set their sites on some far-off places for spring shades.

Escapism, a theme that first cropped up in Pantone’s most popular color schemes last year, is still going strong for spring. To try to help consumers forget their cares, designers tapped into hues often seen in Africa, India, Peru and Turkey. Honeysuckle topped the charts for the season’s leading color for women, followed by Regatta, Coral Rose and Beeswax. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “This time, everything is a little more exotic. It really has to do with everything that is happening in the world. There is still a lot of concern about the economy and life in general. It is very natural that designers would have those things in their thought process as they choose their colors.”

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  • 01

    REGATTA PANTONE 18-4039

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 16.01 percent

  • 02

    BARBERRY PANTONE 18-1760

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 15.65 percent

  • 03

    TURF GREEN PANTONE 17-0119

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 12.43 percent

  • 04

    FLINT GRAY PANTONE 16-5803

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 12.09 percent

  • 05

    RUSSET PANTONE 18-1235

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 11.16 percent

  • 06

    BLUE CURACAO PANTONE 15-4825

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 9.15 percent

  • 07

    FIRECRACKER PANTONE 16-1452

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 8.91 percent

  • 08

    BEESWAX PANTONE 14-0941

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 5.46 percent

  • 09

    LINEN PANTONE 12-1008

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 5.12 percent

  • 10

    LAVENDER PANTONE 15-3817

    Percentage of designers who used this color: 4.02 percent