Fall / Winter 2016 Color Trends

Pantone Fall 2016 Colors

As expected, the fall 2016 Pantone colors are not as bright as Spring Pantone Colors. The overall theme is what you’d expect from fall colors, but it does have a bit of a twist. There are more blue tones and the only green, Lush Meadow, on the list is quite bright.

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

I personally enjoy the Dusty Cedar tone. It’s a nice balance between pink and red.

Below you’ll find a list of all the colors that are included and a design guide for each individual color will be linked to this article once they are live on the site.


Fall 2016 Pantone Colors:

1. PANTONE 17-4028 Riverside

PANTONE 17-4028 Riverside

2. PANTONE 14-4122 Airy Blue

PANTONE 14-4122 Airy Blue

3. PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin

PANTONE 17-3914 Sharkskin

4. PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red

PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red

5. PANTONE 16-1318 Warm Taupe

PANTONE 16-1318 Warm Taupe

6. PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar

PANTONE 18-1630 Dusty Cedar

7. PANTONE 18-5845 Lush Meadow

PANTONE 18-5845 Lush Meadow

8. PANTONE 14-0952 Spicy Mustard

PANTONE 14-0952 Spicy Mustard

9. PANTONE 18-1340 Potter’s Clay

PANTONE 18-1340 Potters Clay

10. PANTONE 17-3240 Bodacious

PANTONE 17-3240Bodacious

Which one is your favorite?