Each season, Pantone surveys the designers showing at New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration, color philosophy and each designer's signature shade. This information is used to create the PANTONE Fashion Color Report. This fall, traditional autumn hues have been replaced with rich, nuanced colors, offering more opportunities for unexpected color combinations. "Designers find inspiration in a variety of places, but one thing they all have in common this season is a rich, complex color palette to stimulate creativity,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director if the Pantone Color Institute. "Nuanced colors with subtle undertones enhance the ever-present neutrals and allow for clever and extraordinary color combinations. Pairing designer pieces with mainstream staples has become a way of life, and color adds an important dimension for expressing one's unique sense of style.”
- Purple Wine (PANTONE 18-2929) "The ultimate expression of creativity, it marries purple and wine, broadening the appeal of purple for fashion."
- Cashmere Rose (PANTONE 16-2215 ) "Sumptuous Cashmere Rose is not only the perfect complement to any of fall's colors, but also flatters any complexion."
- Lemon Curry (PANTONE 15-0751) - "Stimulates the taste buds, entices the senses, and enlivens any wardrobe."
- Green Moss (PANTONE 17-0636) "Foliage-inspired Green Moss goes to the yellow side.
- Dusk (PANTONE 17-3812) - "The violet undertones give gray a whole new dimension, making this fall's neutral much more desirable."
- Shale Green ( PANTONE 16-6116) "Many seasons have paid homage to nature, and fall '07 is no exception. Shale Green takes the shade in a murky, blue/gray direction."
- Stargazer (PANTONE 19-4316) "Sophisticated Stargazer continues the trend of turquoise, but with a deeper intensity."
- Chili Pepper (PANTONE 19-1557) "Stimulates the taste buds, entices the senses, and enlivens any wardrobe"
- Burnt Ochre (PANTONE 18-1354) "Earthy Burnt Ochre is this autumn's orange."
- Carafe (PANTONE 19-1116) "Carafe, a deep, espresso brown, adds contrast to the palette, providing a rich alternative to the usual black or charcoal."
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