The Pantone Color Institute is the authority on all things color. Whether it’s fashion or home décor, they are at the forefront of what hues are trending this year and beyond. A few months ago, Pantone released its pick for the color of 2016 – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Recently, Pantone collaborated with Fashion Snoops Inc., a fashion trend forecasting company, on its fall color report – which debuted at New York Fashion Week.
The 10 shades picked to represent this fall include Riverside, Airy Blue, Sharkskin, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar, Lush Meadow, Spicy Mustard, Potter’s Clay and Bodacious.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says the lineup – led by shades of the blue family – represents a “desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism.” Lush green, earthy browns and clay-like hues typically seen during the fall anchor the group, while the vivacious color palettes such as Bodacious and Aurora Red “act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.”
Though we are just now leaving behind the cold weather of winter and awaiting a warmer arrival of spring and summer, with the release of Fall 2016 bridal fashion and now the Pantone fall color report, brides and couples have the tools they need to create, customize and finish their vision for fall weddings.
Melissa Estess, owner of The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, insists brides and their maids begin ordering their dresses 6 to 9 months in advance. So if you are looking at a fall 2016 wedding, the time is now to begin your color inspiration search.