Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Color Report...

It's that time of year again!  Pantone has just launched their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016!  I'm pretty excited!  I love their thoughtful approach to developing their report.  The colors for 2016 have all been about duality, finding a balance between strength and grace.  Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, said, "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."

Personally, I found the spring palette a little challenging.  The spring report included several very saturated, primary colors.  While I can appreciate the strong POPS of color, my color sensibilities tend toward more muted tones.  The fall report features similar hues as the spring one, but in my opinion, delivers more rich and earthy offerings.

To see the full report and to check out their awesome color boards, CLICK HERE.


Terri said...

So glad I saw your post on FB...hopped on over to see the new fall colors...I have to say I'm in total agreement with you and check out some of the names on these colors...pretty cool!

Rebecca said...

Hmmm....I'm not sure about this one. I actually, after some consideration, quite like the current spring palette from Pantone - I must admit to loving saturated hues, and I love snorkel blue, limpet and fiesta as stand out shades. This new palette is too focussed on the earthy for me, and I am also sad that Lush Meadow is the only vaguely (very vaguely!) turquoisey/aqua-y shade. I'm sure it will grow on me though! I see the palettes as a spring board which I can choose or not choose to interact with, so we'll see which way I go with this new one!