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Trending Now:  Pantone Colors Fall 2016

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Color forecast is amazing, as always! It’s time to identify the major shades and to bring to your attention the fall/ winter 2016-2017 color trends, using Pantone Color Institute’s fashion color report as the base, also the colors utilized by the fashion houses and designers.

Here’s a guide to colors you can totally rock this season:

Colors can vary depending on different circumstances and mood. Every color has a different meaning, depending on what energy you are expressing at that point.

  1. RIVERSIDE

riverside

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

 

  1. AIRY BLUE

air blue

  • Designers seeking weightlessness in a world heavy with conflict
  • Blue tones appear in nearly half of the designs
  • Airy Blue nods to Serenity

 

  1. SHARKSKIN

sharkskin

  • Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
  • A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
  • Elegant and formal on the other, yet never glamorous.

 

  1. AURORA RED

aurora red

  • 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.
  • Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.

 

  1. WARM TAUPE

warm taupe

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

 

  1. DUSTY CEDAR

dusty cedar

  • 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.

 

  1. LUSH MEADOW (my favorite)

lush meadow

  • 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.

 

  1. SPICY MUSTARD

spicy mustard

  • 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
  • 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

 

  1. POTTERS CLAY

potters clay

  • 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

 

  1. BODACIOUS

bodacious

  • Lends itself to vibrant color combinations
  • Unexpected in fall
  • Bright, rich Purple, with hints of a more sophisticated Pink
  • Turns fashion accents into fashion statements

 

By Parkha Faisal

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