The summer is nearly over, which is kind of sad, but I do love the thought of starting to dig into some deep, rich autumn colors.
Pantone, the world leader in color prediction has put out their list of the top ten hues and they are nothing short of spectacular. I’m dying to get out there and get shopping!
Over the next few weeks I’ll be going more in-depth about each color and how to wear it, with examples, but for now here’s a first look at this fabulous fall palette.
Emerald Green was a huge hit this spring, so huge that Pantone has crowned it the color of the year. I’m a big fan of this rich sophisticated shade and I’m thrilled to see it still sticking around this fall.
Another green shade that’s popping up all over is Linden Green. It’s light and bright, kind of lemon lime colored , but with some gray in it. Linden is turning out to be wonderful accent that brings some lightness to fall’s deeper shades.
My favorite hue has to be Sexy Samba! This gorgeous blushed pink red is appropriately named because like the dance it is dramatic and full of life. I’ll definitely be looking for a dress in this color this fall. Point me to the dance floor!
Carafe is a rich coffee brown that is anything but boring. It’s very warm, deep and glamorous. I bet you’ll be seeing a lot of luxurious carafe colored evening gowns and special occasion wear. It’s also a good color to pair with a hot shade like Samba if you are not comfortable wearing bold red like this head to toe.
Next up is Acai, a mysterious, powerful berry-toned purple with a regal vibe. It looks fabulous with emerald, samba and neutrals.
Turbulence - Gray never looked so gorgeous. This gray is a dark slate gray is sophisticated and understated and makes a great staple in your wardrobe mixed with bursts of bold t from this palettes.
Another neutral life saver when you are tired of black is Deep Lichen Green. ( Yes another green. It is the year of the greens!) Some call it Moss. It’s a grayed green that has an earthy garden feel and comes to life when paired with colors like Samba and Koi.
And speaking of Koi, hello to this new shade of orange. More dazzling and shimmery than pumpkin, it is a great pick me up to any outfit and looks gorgeous as the leaves turn or even in the dead of winter against the gray landscape.
If you couldn’t get enough of Mykonos Blue this summer then you’ll be happy to know this is another color that isn’t going away. This dreamy, meditative blue with deep teal undertone is stunning paired with any of Pantone’s top 10 shades or mixed with black. You’ll see lots of this color in the stores. It is a popular one.
Finally, pink is in for Fall! but not any pink. Vivacious, described by Pantone as an unruly, wildly deep fuchsia ( don’t you love that) is a very sensuous shade. It’s a quite a different color for fall than we are used to seeing which makes it totally refreshing, plus I like the idea that it will really liven everything up during a long dark winter.
What’s you favorite shade for fall? Mix and match all the colors above and come up with your favorite combinations and let me know. If you’ve already bought something for fall, send a photo to [email protected] and I’ll post it.
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