Color Trends & Ideas

Pantone Fashion Color Report – Fall 2016

This year Pantone seems to have a lot of surprises in store for us. Every trend report that is being released by the company is unique in its own way. The Fall 2016 colors look astoundingly bright and different from the usual Fall hues that we happen to use every year and all colors seem to push us to cross our bounderies to bring some frolic into our lives with the forecast that has been declared as the hottest trend for Fall 2016. Here is the report.

Forecast Courtesy: Pantone

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FALL 2016: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity

According to Leatrice Eisema, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, 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.

Riverside

Airy Blue

Sharkskin

Aurora Red

Warm Taupe

Dusty Cedar

Lush Meadow

Spicy Mustard

Potters Clay

Bodacious

 

 

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Color Pairs for Spring 2016

Color Pairing is not a talent..it is an artistry. Every season, numerous color trends are released worldwide and we try to acquire the best of them in our wardrobes, homes and more. To make an outfit look pleasing there are more “don’t”s than “do”s and this topic is often discussed in designer communities at great length. To make our lives easier, Pantone has come up with Color Pairing Ideas for its Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report hues.  Here is a glimpse of their color pairings.

Rose Quartz – Peach Echo, Serenity and Lilac Gray

RQ PE S LG

Buttercup- Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Lilac Gray

B SB S LG

Limpet Shell- Iced Coffee, Peach Echo and Rose Quartz

LS IC PE RQ

Peach Echo- Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray

PE RQ S LG

Serenity- Buttercup, Snorkel Blue and Peach Echo

S B SB PE

Snorkel Blue- Buttercup, Iced Coffee and Peach Echo

SB B IC PE

Lilac Gray- Fiesta, Green Flash and Iced Coffee

LG F GF IC

Fiesta- Snorkel Blue, Green Flash and Limpet Shell

F SB GF LS

Iced Coffee- Rose Quartz, Serenity and Lilac Gray

IC RQ S LG

Green Flash- Snorkel Blue, Serenity and Limpet Shell

GF SB S LS

 

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Pantone Fashion Color Report-Spring 2016

Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2016 looks nice, vivid and bright enough to make a fashionable mark in our lives in the upcoming season. I personally love most colors and recommend their use not only for fashion but also for home and interiors. Here is the report.

Forecast Courtesy: Pantone

Spring 2016


 

RQ

The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months.

PE

The fashion and design communities, and consequently, consumers, have been in love with orange for several seasons. Coming to the fore this Spring is PANTONE 16-1548, Peach Echo, a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.

S

Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.

SB

A maritime -inspired blue, PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.

B

While the majority of the Spring/Summer palette trends toward calmness, a few diversions from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. With PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup, designers reveal a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.

LS

A shade of aqua that leans toward the green family, PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell is clear, clean and defined. Suggestive of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.

LG

As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.

F

The high energy PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta is a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales. A strong and fiery, yellow-based Red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.

IC

A transitional color that will take us through the seasons, PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee manifests as another strong neutral for the season. With its natural earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee creates a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette.

GF

PANTONE 15-0146 Green Flash calls on its wearer to explore, push the envelope and escape the mundane, radiating an openness that combines with the rest of the palette in unexpected but serendipitous ways. The popularity of this brilliant hue is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.

These colors are here to influence our designs in a long way, I am sure pairing them along side each other and also with other hues will be worthwhile for the upcoming season.