Spring might be around the corner, but that won't stop us from looking even further ahead. After examining the Fall collections at New York Fashion Week, the Pantone Color Institute has just revealed what it thinks will be the top 10 colors for Fall. "The most popular colors for Fall really represent a thoughtful palette. That's a direct outcome of what's happening in the world around us," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, who also noted that somber yet hopeful colors reflect the troubling economy. The colors, seen below, are a sweet mix of subtle jewel tones along with varying forms of beige.
(Top Row, L-R: American Beauty, Creme Brulee, Purple Heart, Rapture Rose, Iron)
(Bottom Row, L-R: Majolica Blue, Honey Yellow, Warm Olive, Burnt Sienna, Nomad)
For a more in-depth breakdown of each color,
- American Beauty: This reddish tone is said to evoke a patriotic feel.
- Creme Brulee: This neutral color is a softer alternative to white.
- Purple Heart: This purple hue is predicted to be a popular color for accessories.
- Rapture Rose: This refreshing new hue is said to emit hope and surprise.
- Iron Heart: This color is said to be the new black. The brown cast makes it a warmer alternative to gray.
- Majolica Blue: One of our favorite hues. This color is said to give off a smokey sense of calmness.
- Honey Yellow: This warm tone is the Fall variation of Spring yellow.
- Warm Olive: This exotic take on yellow is said to show designers' concern about being eco-conscious.
- Burnt Sienna: This color is said to be Fall's interpretation of orange and the reddish tone makes it more versatile.
- Nomad: This hue serves as an important foundation for pairing with rich and saturated brights.