Each season the team at PCI (the Pantone Color Institute) evaluates the colors at New York Fashion Week shown by fashion designers in their collections. This information is used to create The PANTONE Fashion Color Report. The top 10 colors for fashion for the upcoming season are highlighted. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute had the following to say about this seasons color pallette.
Bookended by a dynamic Grenadine red and a tawny Autumn Maple, the color palette for Fall 2017 leans more to warmth while comforting, enveloping colors and ease are crucial to the seasonal feeling, standout shades include a pale pink Ballet Slipper, a refreshing Golden Lime, and a bright Marina blue. These hues add a striking touch when paired with the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterrum and Tawny Port.”
Pantone.com described the Fall Pantone Colors:
PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.
PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.
PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.
PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.
PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.
PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.
PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.
PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics.
PANTONE 17-4041 Marina Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.
PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.