All week, we’ve been talking color – hues that are perfect for anyone to start incorporating into their fall/winter wedding or wardrobe.

Pantone Color Institute offers a color trend report each year, which typically dictates colors seen on the runway, at Fashion Week and throughout closets and homes of people all over the world.

Yesterday we highlighted a few unexpected hues that made the fall/winter list, but today we are keeping it simple.

In addition to the 10 fall/winter hues, Pantone added an additional five hues in a “Classic Color Palette” for fall/winter.

“While there is no ‘typical’ anymore, there remains a need for structure and foundation in everyday fashion. Our five core colors, easily worn across the seasons, are more crucial than ever,” says Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone. “As ‘trends’ stay relevant longer, and consumers look to add variety through new textures, fabrics and beautiful combinations, these five core shades serve as the critical building blocks for your wardrobe.”

“Tofu,” “Almond Buff” and “Quiet Gray” are our three favorite quintessential classic hues. Gray is a color that everyone should have in their closet, as well as their home. It’s not at all a hue that brings sad or unhappy feeling like certain popular sayings would have you believe. It’s a neutral that goes with almost every color, and is classic and preppy when paired with a rich color like “Sargasso Sea.”

A difficult option could be “Meerkat,” but paired with the right complimentary hue, it has potentially to be sophisticated and classy.


Color Inspiration Part Four: Classic Palette


Pantone has a set of 12 hues that are perfect for spring/summer and are hues that will have you standing out as “best dressed” at any wedding or wedding-related event.

A couple of our favorites include “Pink Lavender,” “Little Boy Blue,” “Arcadia” and “Blooming Dahlia.”

“The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones. There is a feeling of optimism and confidence driving a new vitality into fashion trends,” says Pressman. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to look for more neutral or classic shades as while simple, these core basics are seasonal essentials, working well on their own as well as providing the landscape for the color complexity.”

Color Inspiration Part Four: Classic Palette