Every season, Pantone Color Institute releases a selection of 10 colors that are expected to be popping up everywhere – from fashion and beauty to home décor. And with fall just around the corner, most of our wardrobes could use some freshening up with exciting color combos.
Pantone prides itself on being the “global authority for color,” pulling colors from the runways each season and putting together a report of the trendiest hues. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, this year’s ten-shade palette was inspired by a “desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism,” and leans toward more muted hues that are meant to create a transporting and transformative canvas.
From autumn muted classics like Potter’s Clay to more surprising fall hues like Airy Blue, check out the gallery below for the hottest color trends of fall.
Riverside is the darker shade of blue featured in the fall '16 color report. Displaying a subtle vibrancy and sophistication, Pantone predicts that this cool, yet strong hue, will be one of the hottest shades come fall.
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This chic silvery grey called Sharkskin acts as a neutral, easily matching up with both bright and soft shades (and looking just as lovely when worn head-to-toe) in a modern and unexpected fashion. -likesuccess.com
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This lighter shade called Airy Blue (14-4122), is closer to (and builds on) the soft vibes of Serenity, Pantone's other Color of the Year. Experts suggest pairing Airy Blue with Lush Meadow, Taupe or Dusty Cedar for a fresh approach - blogquebeleza.com
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Aurora Red is one of the more vibrant colors that will be popular in fall. Pantone describes it as being "warm, sensual, and immediately pleasing to the eye."
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Warm Taupe (16-1318) emerges as the stand-out neutral for fall '16. This trusty fall hue may be the most versatile of the fall colors, as it pairs well with every other shade on the list. And according to Pantone, it's "hearty, pleasing and approachable."- pantone.com
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Dusty Cedar is called the fall and winter of the pinks that Pantone used in spring. It is dustier and exudes warmth and complexity. - pantone.com
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Reminding us of fresh botanicals and foliage, Lush Meadow is a rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated shade of green. It is brighter and deeper than the more neutral greens. - pantone.com
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According to Pantone, Spicy Mustard is an "exotic," "zesty," "uplifting" shade that's perfect for fall. - pantone.com
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Potter's Clay belongs to a more traditional fall color scheme, mingling brilliantly with other shades of brown and orange. "Potter's Clay is a lot more subtle, grounded and rooted," according to Eiseman.- pinterest
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While this bold shade isn't typically associated with fall, it's actually quite versatile thanks to its combination of pink and purple. Bodacious is perfect for an accent color to darks like black, gray and navy. pantone.com
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