According to Pantone, for the Autumn/Winter 2016-17; the color that’ll stay in the palette would be “real” and “unreal”, absent and present and a mixology of what is in between. They are more demarcated between the hues that are simple, true and stronger with more dense tones making a bold statement. For the medium tones, the preference is given to the third platform that bridges the crave for being sober or wild –so basically everything that proves to be the same and opposite each time is the trending highlight and added for the Pantone fall color trends.
This fall, the fashion weeks have taken us on a very earthy, natural journey with its multifaceted, androgynous color palette which exudes warmth and brings us closer to Mother Nature. Be it hues of blue or lush greens or pretty pastels, not only all the colors can be taken as unisex, they can also be juxtaposed against each other to bring out a vibrancy we seldom saw in the past seasons. When you adorn these Pantone hues, it will be you speaking through those shades as they can reflect the inner you with their beautiful, celestial aura. Here is a short description for all the trending Pantone colors; highlighting their uniqueness and effortless sophistication. Decide for yourself which one will compliment your personality best.
PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Niagara Blue absolutely cannot be missed in the Pantone palette this fall. It undeniably takes precedence over all others with its cool, calm vibe. There is a certain sophistication associated with this color and yet a subtle vibrancy which is exciting.
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
This Primrose Yellow Pantone is so exotic with a spicy mustard undertone. Surprise your fellows by adorning this uplifting and vibrant shade and add the unexpected to your wardrobe for a change. Designers employed geometric and abstract accents this fashion week to make this color stand out more.
PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
This powerful Lapis Blue is ahead of all other Pantone’s due to its versatility. It can be paired with all its shades. If we run an overview of the fall/winter trends this fashion week, we could see how the navy blue has been juxtaposed against cobalt blue and a lovely teal to form a bold statement. Myriads of designers used it in the naval officer coat trends, slip dresses, skirts, turtlenecks and maxi dresses.
PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
This flaming, mysterious red/orange surely set the runway on fire this fall and was much welcomed amongst other subtle options. Flame is immediately pleasing to the eye with its sensual and warm vibe. It Pantone added so much dynamic and confidence to whatever piece it was ingrained into and totally slew in velvets and furs. No table was left unturned to maximize the use of this Pantone; from lip colors to bags to shoes, to splendid evening gowns, it absolutely looked ravishing.
PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
This light as a feather Island Paradise sky blue evokes such beautiful feelings in a person like breaking free and flying high in the ever-blue skies.
Many designers mixed Island Paradise with Lapis Blue to form monochromatic outfits and fur pieces that left us shouting for more. It’s enlivening and powerful potential was tapped to full use in the form of angelic blue, mind-blowing, evening gowns and cocktails dresses.
PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Definitely one of the most delicate colors this fall, the pale dogwood was found in abundance on the runway. It’s a welcoming dustier shade of pink which exudes warmth and brings an element of suspense to the wearer. It brings an upscale 60’s twist to the forefront with its soft pink hue and looks fabulous on gowns and dresses and fur coats.
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
Greenery Pantone brings to mind the freshness of lush meadows foliage. It is an elevation from the natural greens towards a very sophisticated and rich color palette. Whichever designer employed it in their collection, it brought elegance to the runway.
Pantone 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
This shade of pink stood out amongst it relatively dull counterparts like a ray of sunshine. With its freshness and vibrancy, it can be taken as a festive color and only the ones young at heart would understand what kind of feelings this pink could evoke. It peaked out of many monochromatic outfits in the form of statement jewelry or a bag and could also be used as the main color employed in pantsuits and skirts.
PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
The love for military suits and khakis hasn’t died down yet from the previous season and we saw that the runway was ruled by the adventurous Pantone Kale this time around. This earthy tone was circulated on safari themed slouchy pants, tops, and puffer jackets. Olive green and khaki were juxtaposed to form some outstanding dresses.
PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
Hazelnut is a very stable, reassuring and rooted kind of shade and gives off those wintery vibes. It has a hearty, pleasing, approachable feel to it. Designers took a very grounded and organic approach by tastefully matching it with other Pantone’s. It was a favorite color for the trench coat line which is one fashion statement which is definitely here to stay.