Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2016



Pantone has released its top ten colors for fall 2016. With colors including Riverside { New blue }, Airy Blue, Sharkskin, Aurora Red { YAY!!We’ve already done you can see here } and Spicy mustard { similar as oak buff last year but more darker } Warm Tone “Warm Taupe” for women, expect to be wearing a lot of sooting colors come fall,the fall forecast also leans toward more muted ones. Here, take a look at Pantone’s top 10 colors for women for FAll and let us know what you think of the selection!

Top 10 Fall 2016 - Pantone Color Of The Year 2016 |

1. Riverside –  The new blue shade of PANTONE 17­-4028

Earmarking the importance of Blue in the palette, the new blue shade of PANTONE 17­-4028 Riverside undeniably takes precedence in the fall collections.

  • Cool and calming, strong and stable
  • Displays a subtle vibrancy and sophistication
  • Borders on exciting, yet
  • Maintains a sense of constancy

2. Airy Blue PANTONE 14-4122

Airy Blue’s lofty nature evokes feelings of lightness and freedom.

  • Designers seeking weightlessness in a world heavy with conflict
  • Blue tones appear in nearly half of the designs
  • Airy Blue nods to Serenity
  • Pair Airy Blue with Lush Meadow, Taupe or Dusty Cedar for fresh approach

3. Sharkskin PANTONE 17-3914

There’s an edge to PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin, and yet it manages to remain neutral.

  • Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
  • A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
  • Showcases practicality through a dependable but contemporary lens

4. Aurora Red PANTONE 18-1550

In contrast to the stable backbone of the Fall 2016 palette, PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red adds a welcome punch.

  • A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye
  • Gets the metaphorical blood of the palette pumping
  • Exciting and dynamic, breeds unmistakable confidence

5. Warm Taupe PANTONE 16-1318

PANTONE 16-1318 Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the Fall 2016 season.

  • Suggests reassurance and stability
  • Trusted, organic and grounded
  • Departs slightly from the foundations of the Fall 2016 palette
  • Timeless

6. Dusty Cedar PANTONE 18-1630

Like Airy Blue, PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar gives a nod to the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz.

  • A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring
  • Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity
  • Exudes warmth and welcome

7. Lush Meadow PANTONE 18-5845

PANTONE 18-5845 Lush Meadow brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage.

  • Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated
  • This shade displays a brightness, panache and depth of color that elevates it from more natural greens
  • Elevates the overall elegance woven through this season’s collections.

8. Spicy Mustard PANTONE 14-0952

Bounces elegantly off other colors in the palette, PANTONE 14-0952 Spicy Mustard is an exotic addition.

  • Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
  • A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
  • Unexpected and unusual
  • Comes through in both the abstract and geometric accents that designers employed

9. Potter’s Clay PANTONE 18-1340

PANTONE 18-1340 Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering.

  • Elements of russet Orange in its undertones, gives a grounded feeling that’s anything but flat
  • Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette
  • A shade with real substance; a strong foundation.

10. Bodacious PANTONE 17-3240

PANTONE 17-3240 Bodacious speaks to the gender fluidity we continue to see.

  • Lends itself to vibrant color combinations
  • Unexpected in fall
  • Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds
  • Bright, rich Purple, with hints of a more sophisticated Pink
  • Turns fashion accents into fashion statements.

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