Top 10 Fall Colors 2020 to Step Up Your Style

Ready to go shopping and want to know what colors to buy? Here are the latest Fall shades that are going to be everywhere according to Pantone, the world leader in color.

Here are Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for

Fall and Winter 2020/21


1. Amber Glow

This radiant orange is considered a very creative color. I always find any shade of orange looks great this time of year as the leaves begin to fall. This one has a burnished feel to it

2. Samba

This sultry red has an upbeat kind of energy. I love this color. It’s exciting and expensive looking.

3. Sandstone

This natural, rustic, outdoorsy shade reminds me of a fawn -soft, muted.

4. Classic Blue

I like this stunning blue. Deep and mysterious like “an evening sky open to a world of possibilities”, is how the color experts describe it.

5. Green Sheen

This yellow-green is a very unusual color, especially for this time of year. If you can pull it off great, but it can be rather acidic like lemonade even when it is light. For rebels

6. Rose Tan

The gentle, composed, dusty pink is a good way to wear pink to work. It’s feminine, but the bit of brown in it makes it look more professional

7. Ultramarine Green

Deep, cooling, and self-assured is how this rich green is being described. It can be quite stunning on the right gal, especially if you have a hint of green in your eyes.

8. Fired Brick

A strong and sturdy brown. This is the color I think of when I think of Autumn. The depth of this color is so warm, cozy and comforting.

9. Peach Nougat

This nurturing peach invites warmth. I’d call it a peach version of blush. This would be very pretty on neutral and warmer complexions

10. Magenta Purple

What’s not to love about this hypnotic, mesmerizing purple that is such a gorgeous regal, jewel tone?


How to Wear the New Fall Colors

It’s always a good idea to add at least one or two of these new Fall colors into your wardrobe, but be careful you choose ones that work with your seasonal palette. There is no sense wearing the latest colors if they look horrible on you.

Remember, you don’t have to wear every “in” color to look fashionable. Sure, you may get lucky one year and find that all the trendy colors may fall within your seasonal palette. But that’s not always the case. You can still wear a seasonal color that is not in your palette as an accent. It can be the color of your shoe, purse, or jewelry.

An example of this: If amber glow is not your best color, then wear it in a print. For instance, you could wear a floral dress that has some amber in it. Your other option is to carry an accessory in amber, such as an amber bag.

Here are a few examples of prints that combine these new Fall colors.


Best Neutrals to Mix with the Fall 2020 Colors

You can tone down the look of these very bright fall colors by pairing them with this season’s classic neutrals. Here’s what looks classy and chic with these creative colors.


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What do you think of the new fall colors? Which will you wear and how? I’d love to know.

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22 thoughts on “Top 10 Fall Colors 2020 to Step Up Your Style

  1. I’m not keen on some of them. The pink I would love if not dusty. Blue & green are good. Samba red is ok . That’s it for my winter/summer coloring , light skin & blue cool eyes. If you know of any petite sites that have beautiful or current trending clothes would you please share. I would love to find some. My petite selection is getting smaller and I have to be careful at some of them to not get too young a look as in Loft, BR, etc.

  2. Thanks for the update! An autumn with green eyes, this is MY season and I love these colours. I have been surprised to see burnished reds And ‘rust’ colours included in spring fashions, but now I see a couple of spring like colours in the fall line up.
    I guess the blurring of the lines only makes the clothes we have more wearable. Accessories rule and sure help us celebrate our beautiful seasons.
    Make choices that keep us all safe, everyone, even though dressing up is on the back burner.

    1. Hi Debbie, Colors are really becoming seasonless, aren’t they? These shades are definitely bright for fall, but it keeps things interesting. I just bought a brigh orange top thinking it was end of season merchandise, only to realize it had just arrived for fall. Same with that lemonade color. It feels like spring and summer not Autumn. Take care! Deb

  3. Love the article and the suggested outfits coordinate beautifully, but am I the only one who thinks these colors….dull, greyed mid-tones? There’s no “pop”. Even the red is not really red, but has more brown in it – and not a pretty chestnut either. Where are all those lovely, clear jewel tones for fall? Potter’s Clay leather boots or pants perhaps…

  4. I love this post. The colors for this fall are absolutely beautiful! I love the items of clothing you’ve shown for each color. These, too, are very beautiful. I love fall clothing and I am getting super excited about re-organizing my wardrobe and doing a little shopping. I love your website and this post was one of my favorites.
    Thank you.

  5. Hi Deborah!
    As usual, you never disappoint your readers. Both the color ideas as well as the fashions and accessories are indeed fresh and stylish. I can’t wait to add some of these great items to my already existing wardrobe.

    Deborah, your site really is Fabulous. I love it!

    Best regards to everyone,

    1. Hi Judy, I find the navy is such a refreshing change from black. It’s a little softer against aging skin and combined with the green is very rich. I’ll post some more outfits in this color combo. Cheers! Deborah

  6. I am excited to add more of the blues to my wardrobe and the reds as well. I look best in jewel tones. I like the green, but emerald looks better on me. Even though I have a tan from being outside a lot, my skin has cool undertones, and the more dusty colors just make me look drab.

    1. Me also. Dusty colors drab me out . I am cool and the burnished dusty shades don’t work although they are beautiful! My wardrobe is headed down hill with this pandemic as I have to shop online and need more shops for petites.

  7. Deborah, what a delicious description of all of Pantone’s Fall colors and spectacular ways to use them. I have also been playing with their colors in my jewelry designs and am especially excited to start working with them! I think the combinations could be stunning and energizing.

  8. I like this autumn’s palette. I can hardly wait to see your ideas for incorporating it into ‘real people” wardorbes. You always do such a good job at bringing trends into reality for the over-40 group.

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