Dominated by blues with anchoring earth tones and pops of vivacious pigments, the fall 2016 Pantone color palette brings together a sense of strength, tranquility and complexity that meshes into a chic surge of surprising hues. Transcending gender barriers, these androgynous tones are one high-fashion step above the typical fall shades we have come to expect. Check out the seriously desirable palette – which will translate perfectly to the upcoming selection of autumn specs and sunnies – below, And head over to Pantone.com for even more information about the palette courtesy of the Pantone Color Institute.
Serene Riverside and Airy Blue give constant stability and sophistication to the palette allowing bright tones like rich Bodacious purple the freedom to pair with warm – and traditionally springy – Dusty Cedar, a rosy pink shade, for a statement look. Sharkskin continues with a cool undertone to making this dependable gray anything but dull. Aurora Red brings a welcome contrast to the backbones of the palette with a warm sensual punch that exudes confidence. Warm Taupe is a trusted fall tint, which immediately transforms this trendy color story, injecting it with a timeless appeal. Meanwhile elegant Lush Meadow green gives a hint of panache as it weaves throughout the season’s collections. A dash of exotic Spicy Mustard is another welcome dose of unexpected zesty yellow usually reserved for spring and summer months. Finally, a burnt orange hue, Potter’s Clay, layers earth’s substantial neutral and auburn tones for the perfect fall hue.