30 11-2016
Pantone’s Fall 2016 Fashion Color Report

Pantone’s Fall 2016 Fashion Color Report

According to Leatrice, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, "The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimisim have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue Family, along with anchoring earth tones and exuberant pops of vibrant colors."

"Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in the Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structered departures from your more typical fall shades", said Leatrice Eiseman. Eisemen also went to say, "Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us; Grays give a feeling of stability, reds invite confidence and warmth, while pinkish purples and Spicy Mustard Yellow suggests a touch of the exotic."


Pantone’s riverside is their new blue shade and it undeniably takes precedence in the fall collections. It’s cool and calming yet displays a sense of sophistication.


Airy Blue

(Kitchen by KBH, Coffee shop by Terry Design, Artiaic UP-293 Unglazed Porcelain Tile.)   

Airy Blue is serene and calming. 



The PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin is edgy, and yet it manages to remain neutral. Sharkskin pairs with any fall color!

(Anthropologie's Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Sofa.)

Spicy Mustard adds a splash of uplifting and vibrancy. It definitely is a spicier, zestier yellow than previous seasons.


Aurora Red

(Elliot James Interior Designs.)

Pantone’s Aurora Red is a bold, warm red that exudes sensuality and passion.


Warm Taupe


Warm Taupe is trusted, organic and grounded. It is a timeless classic.


Dusty Cedar

Dusty Cedar is warm and welcoming. It’s a fall and winter version on the pinks being seen in spring.


Lush Meadow


Lush Meadow offers an elevated shade from neutral greens and is rich and vibrant in color.


Potter's Clay


Potter’s Clay uses elements of rust orange and is a neutral earth tone, which is expected in the fall and winter palettes.




Bodacious is a rich purple with pink undertones and is oh so fabulous!

Which one is your favorite fall color?