This year’s New York fall color palette from Pantone is full of warm hues juxtaposed by a dotting of “standout shades” that we think you’ll adore.
When the seasons change, the best place to turn for color inspiration is to the hue-picking trendsetters at Pantone. We are so in love with the lively autumnal selections from the New York palette this year that we’ve dedicated an entire post to showing a few of our favorites. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes the fall color palette as being “bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple,” with the overall feel leaning more towards warmth. Eiseman also says, “While comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling; standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterum and Tawny Port.”
1. Shaded Spruce Shirt
Bold, yet seasonally classic, this deep, rich color is one Pantone describes as a “green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.” With just the slightest touch of blue, this color descends from the standard fall greens and is transformed into a delicious jewel tone you’ll look forward to wearing all season. The pajama style top we’ve chosen is right on trend and would look great with black, distressed skinny jeans and gold accessories. Priced at $88.
2. Autumn Maple Dress
If you’re looking for a timeless fall color, then this hue should be at the top of your list. “A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet,” says Pantone. Dresses are still on for fall, and we’re loving the look of this dynamic lace frock in the spicy, rustic color. For cool weather styling, we’d suggest a pair of black tights, closed-toe booties, and a black blazer. Perfect for work or play, you’ll get lots of wear out of this dress. Priced at $119.99.
3. Tawny Port Pants
When it comes to rich burgundy hues, Tawny Port is touted for “taking the red family to new depths,” and being “elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.” There aren’t many better ways to wear this color than as a pair of pants. Great with a variety of fall shoes, like booties, over-the-knee boots, and loafers, and with a variety of fall tops, like flannels, sweaters, and vests, a great pair of statement pants are a must. Try these paired with other hues from the Pantone fall color palette, like Ballet Slipper or Butterum. Priced at $64.
4. Navy Peony Blouse
Pantone says Navy Peony “is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.” We adore the idea of a navy, rather than black, neutral for fall this year. And the beautiful blouse from Reformation pictured above is just the piece for pairing with other hues from the fall color palette, like Neutral Gray or Golden Lime. Great for work or play, this wrap top can be worn with a cami or without. Priced at $128.
5. Fiery Grenadine Dress
A simple shift dress can take you far in early fall. Combine that with one of Pantone’s standout shades and you’ll have a statement piece that’s easy to wear. “A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter,” says Pantone. Style this easy layering, eye-catching shift dress with coordinating leggings (plaid if you’re feeling cheeky), a great pair of boots, and a chunky cardigan for a fun go-to fall outfit. Priced at $48.
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