Ever wonder how the fall colors are “chosen?” How do designers know what shades will be hot the next season? For the past 20 years, Pantone has surveyed designers to bring us a report of the color trends of each season. For example, the Pantone Fall 2013 colors are Emerald, Linden Green, Mykonos Blue, Acai, Samba, Koi, Vivacious, Deep Lichen Green, Turbulence, and Carafe. These are 10 beautiful shades to complement any of our fall wardrobes.
Pantone, described as a world-renowned authority on color, has a history of helping to inspire design professionals in the graphic arts, home, fashion, and paint industries. They release their fashion report biannually to coincide with New York Fashion Week.
The next time you go shopping, you’re going to see these 10 fall colors every where. Believe me. And if you’re not sure how or what to buy, I put together a little slideshow below. Don’t be afraid to invest in accessories, jewelry, or shoes. This is a great way to add a pop of fall’s hottest colors to your look.
Here are 10 ways you can wear the Pantone Fall 2013 colors:
Emerald 1 of 10
Emerald, one of my favorite colors, stands out with this gorgeous Knit Ruffle Wrap from Nordstrom.
Linden Green 2 of 10
Described as yellow-toned, Linden Green looks classic on this Fossil Memoir Novella Small Flap bag.
Mykonos Blue 3 of 10
Pantone describes Mykonos Blue as "a bold, meditative blue." I'd have to agree with this John Paul Richard Moto Jacket.
Acai 4 of 10
Acai is a deep and rich tone. Perfect on this Charter Club Petite Buckle Cardigan.
Samba 5 of 10
Samba is a hot hot hot red! These Nine West Blonskys are stunners!
Koi 6 of 10
Described as "a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities," Koi is definitely eye-catching. Like this Autumn Cashmere sweater.
Deep Lichen Green 7 of 10
Deep Lichen Green is a more natural tone of green. This Adia Kibur resin necklace is beautiful.
Vivacious 8 of 10
Vivacious is a gorgeous deep fuschia. I'd wear this ModCloth dress any day!
Turbulence 9 of 10
Turbulence is a wonderful shade of gray, as seen in this Saint Laurent fedora.
Carafe 10 of 10
Another one of my favorite colors is Carafe, a rich dark brown. These J.Jill boots are luxurious.