What Colors On-Trends for Fall 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 | 8:15 pm

Thanks to the color-predicting wizards at Pantone, we now have some insight into the hues we’ll be wearing in the coming seasons. The Pantone Color Institute’s bi-annual fashion report, released each season on the first day of NYFW, highlights the shades that are bound to dominate the collections.

Fall 2016′s top 10 are heavy on the blues as well as reddish-brown shades. Also, there are six colors that are brand-new. You definitely won’t have to overhaul your closet: Spring ’16′s dominant color story (softer hues intended to bring calm in an increasingly busy landscape) and Pantone’s Colors of the Year are still relevant for fall ’16.

These uplifting blues including a deep denim like blue called Riverside, as well as the lighter, aptly named Airy Blue appear alongside dependable, but unexpected, neutrals, such as Sharkskin grey, Warm Taupe, Spicy Mustard yellow; all of those shades pop against the rest of the top 10, like warmer Aurora Red and pinkish-purple Bodacious. The report’s big themes are stability and confidence, as seen in reliable colors in bold shades.

The similarities between the Spring and Fall reports don’t end there. There are a lot of nature references, like in seasons past; this time around, the earthy vibes come courtesy of vibrant earth tones like Dusty Cedar and Lush Meadow. Pantone notes that designers are once again drawing from fine art for inspiration — specifically seen in the contrast between the fluidity of abstract patterns and the clean decisiveness of graphic lines. And like Spring ’16′s selection of shades, the palette featured in this season’s report is gender-neutral.

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