Recently, Pantone announced their Top 10 Colors for Fall 2016. With the exception of Bodacious (purple, bottom right), these colors are timeless fall/winter choices.
From top left to bottom right, the colors are:
- Airy Blue
- Dusty Cedar
- Warm Taupe
- Spicy Mustard
- Lush Meadow
- Aurora Red
- Potter’s Clay
The two shades of blue are considered the most popular colors for this Fall. Riverside is more subtle than Cobalt, yet still maintains a vibrancy and sophistication. Airy Blue may at first be thought of as a Spring color, but this shade blends perfectly with Riverside.
Dusty Cedar is a warm shade of pink and is a standout color made to make you feel comfortable. Warm Taupe is a darker neutral shade that implies reassurance and stability. Spicy Mustard makes a wonderful accent color as the tone falls between a vibrant yellow and gold with a touch of brown.
Lush Meadow is vibrant yet rich and elegant and reminds of me a lush forest floor. Aurora Red is a vibrant red with a touch of orange. It is warm, sensual, and dynamic. This is a red that will look good on everyone.
Sharkskin is a neutral that can go with any accent color. It is practical, yet can be dressed up or down with a bright or muted color. Potter’s Clay is an earth tone with a touch of orange. While a neutral, it is a bold hue that still feels grounded.
In combination with the other nine colors, Bodacious sticks out as the most bold color of the list. This is a purple with a touch of pink that is bright, vibrant, and unexpected. It would be a fantastic accent tone to provide a pop of color to any outfit.
Some of these colors have been favorites of mine for a long time. They’re timeless. I look forward to seeing the fashions designed around these beautiful colors.