Pantone Color Report: Fall 2013

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has brought you the season’s most important color trends by surveying the designers from New York Fashion Week. As the season of sweaters, scarves and boots approaches, here are a few prominent hues you can expect to see for Fall 2013.

Pantone Fall Color Report: Acai
Herve Leger
/ Purple Bandage Dress
BH / Purple Leather Satchel
Manolo Blahnik
/ Purple Suede Ankle Strap Pump

One of the season’s stand out colors, Acai is inspired by the darker side of nature and is said to add mystery and richness to the Fall palette. Incorporate this hue with other Pantone colors to create endless combinations with a royal feel.

Pantone Fall 2013 Color Report: Samba
Donna Karan New York
/ Red Infinity Dress
/ Scarlet Patent Leather Clutch
Jean-Michel Cazabat
/ Cutout Pointed Pumps

Named after a Brazilian dance and musical genre, this dramatic color expresses emotion, passion and drive. Spirited and intense, Samba is the perfect hue to liven up the season’s neutrals and works well as a pop of color in shoes or handbags.

Pantone Fall 2013 Color Report: Green Lichen
AIR by alice + olivia
/ Green Halter Dress
3.1 Phillip Lim
/ Jade Messenger Bag
/ Embossed Leather Booties

A naturally lush shade of green, Deep Lichen is able to capture both ends of the seasonal spectrum. This mossy tone will be seen mixed with deep blues and grays and in head-to-toe ensembles this Fall. Create a natural look in a flowy lichen minidress.

Fall 2013 Pantone Colors: Koi
Cedric Charlier
/ Zip Wrap Skirt
See by Chloe
/ School Bag Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff
/ Cutout Mules

A cheerful take on Tangerine Tango, the color of the year for 2012, Koi brings a playful and exotic feel to the Pantone Fall palette. Work this vibrant hue into your handbags and accessories for a rainy day pick-me-up.

Pantone Fall 2013 Colors: Turbulence
/ Ombre Knit Dress
/ Snake Embossed Tote
Reed Krakoff
/ Snake & Mesh Sandal

A dark, mercurial gray, Turbulence serves as one of the season’s cornerstone colors. This neutral works to anchor brighter colors this Fall and provides a sophisticated alternative to the black basics typically worn in cooler months.

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