Sunday, February 14, 2016


Pantone® released its Top Ten list of colors for Fall 2016 this past week during New York's Fashion Week. The theme for the Spring season is: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity.

The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. 
Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades. Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.                 ~ Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™
Pantone has introduced six new colors for fall: Riverside, Airy Blue, Sharkskin, Lush Meadow, Spicy Mustard and Bodacious. The pallet features Airy Blue and Dusty Cedar that gives a nod to the two shades named as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2016 – Serenity and Rose Quartz.

Riverside - Sophisticated sky blue that was well represented on the runways
Airy Blue - Light and airy blue 
Sharkskin - Bold gray that pairs well with the other colors in the pallet
Aurora Red - Bold and sensual
Warm Taupe - Neutral taupe that grounds the pallet
Dusty Rose - Warm dusty rose
Lush Meadow - Rich and vibrant green
Spicy Mustard - Warm yellow with a touch of citrus
Potter's Clay - Neutral russet orange earth tone
Bodacious - Vibrant pinkish purple

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