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Pantone Brings a Vintage Vibe With the Fall Color Palette

7 March 2015

Pantone Brings a Vintage Vibe With the Fall Color Palette

Pantone recently announced the color palette of Fall 2015 and I’ll tell you this: it’s a dive straight back into the ’70s.

I suppose we should have taken the hint when Pantone announced Marsala as the color of the year in December, but oh well.

This Fall, all the fashion designers created pieces to commemorate important moments in the American history – from the elegant ’20s to the bohemian era of the ’60s and ’70s, so obviously the color palette followed the trends closely, featuring a variety of warm earthy tones easy to wear for both men and women.

I was recently telling you about the mixing of the genders that’s happening lately in fashion and that’s actually what this Fall’s color palette is all about as Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, explains:

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; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette.

But enough of this, I’ll let Pantone introduce you to the ten shades that build the color palette for Fall 2015:

Desert Sage

“A cool and soothing greenish gray, Desert Sage is the ideal neutral. Timeless and unobtrusive yet at the same time stylishly powerful enough to make an impactful statement on its own, Desert Sage speaks to this feeling of naturally inspired colors that remind us of things that are real and not invented.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Stormy Weather

“Reminiscent of the sky on a gray, overcast day, Stormy Weather is dependable, cool and above all, constant. Implying quality and luxury, Stormy Weather is a powerful blue gray shade that is strong, protective and enduring.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Oak Buff

“Just as the sun comes out after stormy weather to bring us cheer and a glimmer of hope, Oak Buff is a mellow, comforting and warming shade that brings good feelings. Another one of nature’s illustrious shades, the golden yellow Oak Buff acts to nurture and comfort.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Dried Herb

“An olive green shade once thought of as strictly safari or military, Dried Herb has been elevated into a color we now perceive as sophisticated and chic. Closely related to nature, Dried Herb is an organic shade redolent of nature’s earthy fragrances.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Marsala

“Interesting on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues, Marsala is a winey red-brown that adds finesse and savoir faire. Rich and robust, Marsala incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Biscay Bay

“A lush and elegant teal, Biscay Bay splashes up against more heated tones with its cool touch. Combining the serene qualities of blue with the invigorating aspects of green, the cool and confident Biscay Bay inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, taking us to a place that is pleasant and inviting.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Cadmium Orange

“A nod to the ’60s and ’70s, Cadmium Orange evokes a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that is striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Cashmere Rose

“A play on the ’60s with a twist of today, Cashmere Rose is a tactile and soft pink hue that renders exactly what it promises. Cultivated in its richness, Cashmere Rose is a gentle and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Reflecting Pond

“Thoughtful, contemplative and composed, Reflecting Pond is a cooling blue with a lot of depth. Conveying a message of credibility, Reflecting Pond is a serious shade that speaks to our need for stability and security.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

Amethyst Orchid

“Indicative of our affection for color, Amethyst Orchid is the jewel in the crown.Intriguing, vibrant and somewhat sensual, the enigmatic Amethyst Orchid is an extraordinary hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting.”

Pantone's Fall Colors Bring Back the '70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com
Pantone’s Fall Colors Bring Back the ’70s | Image Source: holtermanndesign.com

What do you think about Pantone‘s Fall color palette?

Which one is your favorite color?

Tell us in the comments below and don’t forget to share it further!