Pantone Releases Fall 2015 Color Report

When Pantone says a certain color is in, the fashion and design worlds take note. The color authority brand has released its fall 2015 color palette that times perfectly with fashion weeks around the world.

The season is all about androgynous, earthy neutrals in a range of 10 bold color statements and patterns that is as unisex as it is universal.

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Desert Sage, a greenish-gray hue, serves as the palette’s base. The cool, soothing color can stand alone as a call to nature’s origins or be combined with other colors and patterns for a complementary ensemble. The color Stormy Weather is just as it sounds – just like a blue-gray, overcast sky. It is described as “dependable, cool and above all, constant, while Implying quality and luxury.” When the golden-yellow sun finally emerges, it’s the color of Oak Buff, a warm yellow shade that brings comfort and hope. Pantone suggests combining these three colors for a fall-inspired flora and fauna look.

Next is Dried Herb, a military olive green shade that is inspired by nature’s earthy fragrances. Of course, Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, is a shining star with its robust and earthy red wine color that evokes the warm feeling of a satisfying meal. Meanwhile, the cool and tropical color of Biscay Bay mellows warmer colors out with serenity.


Keeping in trend with the ‘60s and ‘70s vibes, Cadmium Orange is a contrast that can also stand on its own, while the luxurious Cashmere Rose is a tactile soft pink hue that is the peak of nature’s brightness.

On the final end of the color spectrum, Reflecting Pond is a contemplative blue that adds dimension and a sense of stability to the other colors. Amethyst Orchid is the jewel of the palette with its vibrantly sensual shade.

We have seen these natural neutrals already adapted to the runway from New York Fashion Week. Here’s how Rebecca Minkoff is incorporating Marsala into her fall collection:

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The Top Ten Colors for Men and Women for Fall 2015 Are:

  • PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather
  • PANTONE 16-1144 Oak Buff
  • PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb
  • PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala
  • PANTONE 18-4726 Biscay Bay
  • PANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium Orange
  • PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose
  • PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage
  • PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting Pond
  • PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid

Source: Pantone 

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