With Fall on our heels, it’s time again to take a look at the colours that will be dominating the fashion radar through to the year’s end.
The Fall 2016 palette continues on the calming trajectory that was started in Spring, putting forth a feel-good medley of comforting blues, greys and earth tones punctuated by more exotic shades of spicy mustard yellows and terracotta.
Released biannually, the Pantone Colour Institute’s Fashion Colour Report gives us the look-ahead for the upcoming season, giving us stunningly accurate predictions of the colours that we are bound to see or be seen in in the coming months (and beyond). View the full Pantone Colours for Fall 2016 colour palette and tell us which colours you’re most excited about!
Airy Blue (Pantone 14-4122)
A cousin of Spring’s IT colour — Serenity, Airy Blue is a light powdery blue that evokes feelings of lightness and freedom.
Aurora Red (Pantone 18-1550)
This warm, punchy orange-red immediately draws the eye, the perfect shade when you are feeling playful and confident.
L: Lisa Says Gah, R: Rededition.com
Bodacious (Pantone 17-3240)
A bright violet with a pinkish tint, this statement-making hue lends a new and vibrant angle to Fall’s main palette. A nod to the gender fluidity we continue to see, Bodacious urges fun through experimentation.
Dusty Cedar (Pantone 18-1630)
If rose gold could be translated into an opaque hue, it’ll be dusty cedar. The lushness of this dusty and rosy pink is equally stunning whether mixed into our outfits or used as an accent for the home.
L: Lisa Olsson, R: Surrey Life
Lush Meadow (Pantone 18-5845)
Reminiscent of fresh botanicals and foliage, lush meadow brings richness and elegance to anything it touches.
L: Keltainen Talo Rannalla, R: From Gold
Potter’s Clay (Pantone 18-1340)
Often bound to textures like leather and suede, Potter’s Clay is a rich, layered terracotta with russet orange undertones. Grounded yet full of depth, it is an exciting colour to adopt for Fall.
Riverside (Pantone 17-4028)
Blue looks to be Fall 2016’s MVP colour. This dusky blue is cool and calming, yet laced with a subtle vibrancy and sophistication.
L: Bonadrag, R: Concepts & Colorways
Sharkskin (Pantone 17-3914)
Gray has always been a practical and reliable choice for the wardrobe, but this Fall season, it has been given an edge. Practically a neutral, sharkskin can be paired with almost any fall colour, bright or muted.
Spicy Mustard (Pantone 14-0952)
While mustard is not new to the trend wheel, Fall 2016’s version is a spicier and zestier yellow than previous seasons. You’ll see it mixed up in unexpected pairings. — through abstract and geometric accents for instance.
L: Fashion Ambitions, R: Bliss At Home
Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318)
Beige and neutral hues are having their moment in fashion right now. Being suitable for all skin tones, warm taupe ticks all the right boxes.
L: Frenchy Fancy, R: Karien Anne