In case you're looking ahead to what you'll be wearing come October, Pantone's got your back. The color company has just released their Fall 2015 Fashion Color Report, and there's a strong '70s vibe happening in the mostly muted, versatile palette. As much as I've tried, I've never been into bright colors, so maybe this is a sign that the hues I wear will actually be in style in a few months.
The colors are decided by the percentage of designers that use them in their Fall 2015 collections. There's a separate color report for men's and women's fashion, but recently, there's been more and more overlap between the two.
"The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion," said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette."
We'll be watching for these colors to pop up on the upcoming Fashion Week runways and then in stores across the country. If you want to get a head start, though, here's what you can snag now in the top 10 colors for fall. The early bird gets the... marsala?
This sage-y hue is both calming and earthy, and it feels just a touch brighter than a classic olive shade.
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Unsurprisingly, Pantone's rich and sophisticated Color of the Year made it high on the list.
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The brightest color on the list, Biscay Bay is a great transition hue as you mourn the end of summer. (Not that I want to think about that before we've even gotten there.)
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"Reflecting Pond is a serious shade that speaks to the need for stability and security," according to the report. If there's one thing I can have stability and security in this year, I'm fine with this being it.
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More natural than a mint tone, desert sage is a fresh addition to a fall wardrobe.
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I'm down with having a 51st shade of gray in my closet when it's this lovely.
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Although I've never been a yellow girl, I can get on board with this warm, dijon-esque hue (if it reminds me of food, I'm pretty much sold.)
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"Cashmere Rose displays a gently persuasive and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown," says the report. No word on whether this color will only be used in cashmere pieces.
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Fun and vibrant, Amethyst Orchid would be fabulous as an accent color or a bold main piece.
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Remember what I said about colors that remind me of food? This hue could be renamed tropical sherbet in my book. I can't decide if I want to online shop now, or if I'm just hungry.
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Images: Pantone; Courtesy Manufacturers