Fall 2016 Hues of Strength, Confidence and Complexity
The inspiration for Fall 2016 color palette is led by the desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism; seen in the usage of cool hues. Together with the rich red tones and the hot pinkish purple and spicy yellow, this transcendental gender palette creates a structured but playful start to Fall Fashion 2016.
For the first time, Pantone has declared a blend of two shades as its color of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz PANTONE 13-1520 & Serenity PANTONE 15-3919.
The new 2016 Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity is a modern day stress reliever that simultaneously reassures and calms the being.
The balance between the warm rose and the cool blue soothes and brings peace and order. The Rose Quartz is gentle while Serenity is airy, a combination that brings respite in these stressful and turbulent times.
Transporting and Transformative Canvas
This season’s unisex colors gravitate toward a calming and peaceful palette, which pays homage to the beauty of natural resources. The tones encourage relaxation, curiosity and exploration. The vibrant colors that are simultaneously quieting and classic “transports us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute™
Pantone’s newest color reveal is the PANTONE Minion Yellow (after years of research); based on the Minions from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise, including the upcoming prequel Minions (scheduled for release July 10, 2015). Stuart’s “matoka” – banana (banana, banannaaaaa) color aka Minion Yellow is an extroverted ray of sunshine and optimism that energizes, illuminates and clarifies. This idea is the apparent collaboration with Pharrell Williams.
Fall 2015 Landscape of Evolving Colors
This autumn, earthy neutrals will blend with bold colors and patterns; the rich, multifaceted colors evoking love for nature, warmth and security. More importantly, the androgynous colors allow the designers to pay homage to provoking eras throughout the American history – from the seductive ‘20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ‘60s and ‘70s – without being reliant on typical gender assigned colors.
The new 2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala 18-1438 is “universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” – Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute.
This rich, reddish-brown hue that emanates a sophisticated, natural earthiness served as a foundation color to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. The full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a vibrant accent to many other colors.
Pale Pastels + Cool Hues for Spring 2015 = En Plein Air (In the Open Air)
Colorful pastel is in for women this Spring/Summer 2015. The bolder colors in the palette become accents to their understated neutral counterparts. The men’s colors deviate from the women’s, mixing natural hues with deep, cool and strong colors.
Timeless Colors that span a 100 years
At New York’s Fashion Week earlier this year (for Fall 2014), designers blend spring’s brighter colors with the traditional darker hues of fall/winter. Their diverse color palette takes us on an adventure spanning 100 years—a season roused by various vantage points from past and present.