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    This Woman Actually Knows What Colors You'll Be Wearing Next Year.

    And the year after that, too.

    Color is everywhere and a part of everything. Which is why we spoke to Laurie Pressman from Pantone, about what colors we'll be seeing in the coming months and years. This is what she had to say:

    According to Pantone, the spring 2018 palette is ideal for unique and dramatic color mixing. Here's what it looks like:

    These core classic shades are also gonna continue to play a critical role in the spring palette.

    So now that you've seen the new ~colors~ you're probably wondering; How does Pantone pick each season's colors? Well! They basically have a special team of experts who predict what colors will be trendy, years in advance.

    To make their predictions, Pantone experts first look at what consumers like and dislike at the moment. They also attend trade shows to see what brands are creating.

    There's a ton of research involved, but a lot actually depends on the color experts and their intuition.

    Color trends are important because they don't only dictate what you'll be wearing all year, they also reflect what's happening in the world.

    When it comes to fashion, color is extremely important because it's the first thing we see when we buy clothes, and it's a mode of self-expression.

    Since we know they decide on colors years in advance, we asked Laurie if she could tell us what would be on trend next winter. GET READY:

    Now you know! Stock up on gray and black sweaters for winter 2019, since it seems like they'll never go out of style.