With the finale of New York Fashion Week’s spring 2014 collections, fall is officially upon us, and Pantone has the authorized word on the hottest colors which will be trending in the months ahead. We can expect to see these top ten hues dominating the fashion, textile, and home décor industries, and as such, we’ve selected some standout ways to incorporate a few of these pigments into your wardrobe for the fall season.
If Beyonce wears a color to sing the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration, it’s safe to say it’s going to be featured in every department store within weeks. Emerald has since been named 2013’s color of the year, and for good reason. It is elegant, opulent, and communicates a timeless class to dress up any business outfit or special occasion dress.
Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Singles in True Emerald, Pur Minerals
A deep red will instantly transform your look, adding volume and liveliness to autumn tones like browns and nude colors. Samba pairs incredibly well with gold jewelry and black, making it an easy adornment for both dressing up and dressing down.
Vintage Irregular Chiffon Skirt Red, She Inside
Calvin Klein Handbag Pebbled Leather Convertible Satchel, ShopHQ
Forget drab, subdued grays and browns – fall/winter 2013 is calling for an energy boost with its vivid shade of cobalt blue. It’s an instant game-changer for eye-catching accessories, but makes a stunning color for a dress and wardrobe pieces, as well.
MIA’s Blue Brooke – Cobalt Nova, heels.com
Solid single button blazer, Charlotte Russe
This sweet pink-orange hue is similar to last year’s tangerine tango and is another sunny color to perk up any ensemble. It is particularly favored for wedding color themes and other feminine occasions, and warms up bold pigments like white, brown, aqua, and blue.
Aryn K McKayla Embroidered Open Back Dress, Swell
Orange Acrylic Script Monogram Necklace, Be Monogrammed
This fuchsia-inspired purple is highly versatile. While effeminate in tone, the color is so sharp that it screams confidence and power, while still feeling playful and girly. A touch of vivacious in any outfit will draw eyes immediately.
Double-cloth Metro Coat with Thinsulate, J Crew
Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss, Three Custom Color Specialists
This hue takes the shine and sparks of emerald and mutes it with a beige tinge commonly utilized in the colder months. It’s a beautiful alternative to Pantone’s brighter colors when dressing for a more conservative affair, and creates a palatable backdrop to make features like your eyes and hair color really pop.
Women’s Linden Grey Cardigan Sweater Sage, Full Source
Sterling Silver Olive and Light Green CZ Ring, Quality Gold
Like linden green, Mykonos blue is a slightly toned down variation on the brighter cobalt blue. This pigment is especially stunning when paired with geometric shapes and patterns.
Triangle True Dress, Altar’d State
Indigo and Gold Bangle Stack, ShopBevel
Which of Pantone’s 2013 colors for fall is your favorite? How are you incorporating these hues into your wardrobe?