For more than 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute, the global authority on color, has surveyed industry experts at New York Fashion Week and beyond, to bring us each season’s color trends. Across the globe, designers, retail buyers, and interior decorators anticipate Pantone’s Fashion Color Report as a major market indicator. The palettes highlighted in these reports translate to goods spanning beauty, apparel, and home décor items, in countless color-conscious sectors.
Just last week, in simultaneous sync with New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2015 presentations, Pantone released its much anticipated report, giving all a sneak peek preview into what to expect by way of hues and shades come summer’s end. Weaving a balanced mix of earthy and natural hues with pops of bold color statements, the outlook for 2015’s report is one that inspires hope, warmth, and security – a positive and timeless inspiration for both men and women looking for style inspiration within their wardrobes.
“Juxtaposition of color from opposite sides of the spectrum emphasizes poise and confidence on the runway,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive direct of the Pantone Color Institute. “The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgyneous 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.”
With a major nod to sartorial styling, textiles, and “homage to progressive moments in American History”, Pantone’s 2015 palette introduces a landscape of earthy neutrals counterbalanced by optimistic, bold color statements. Leading the pack for neutrals in 2015 will be Desert Sage, a “cool and soothing greenish-gray.” Juxtaposed with Dried Herb, Biscay Bay in teal and golden-yellow Oak Buff, these top designer choices will have equal merit in retail collections across the globe. Pops of Cadmium Orange, and Cashmere Rose will have integral roles, while serving as a gentle nod to the “fun and fantasy” color plays from the 60’s and 70’s.
The full Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015 is available here. Inside, designers from Rebecca Minkoff to Christian Siriano to Pamella Roland share sketches, sneak peeks into their workspaces (see example above), and their must-have item for 2015. Pantone Universe products are also available at Sephora, Lowe’s, and JCPenney, perfectly packaged to paint our personal universes in the prescribed palette.
All images via Pantone.com.