The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year is always an exciting one for the fashion set. It's not that we necessarily allow the selected shade to dictate what we’re wearing or what to buy, but it certainly sparks new ideas for our color play. Now, we can add nine more shades to have fun with: Pantone announced the top 10 colors of fall 2015 (including No. 1, Marsala).
The of-the-moment shades, including Dried Herb, Reflecting Pond, and Stormy Weather, all compliment each other. Not only do they sounds like the makings of an epic autumn weekend in the Catskills, they’re also soft, subtle, and slightly muted. They don’t beg for attention like the neons that have been in favor for the past several years. (We're looking at you, Tangerine Tango.) Instead, they’re calm, cool, understated, and — as WWD reports and the spring '15 runways confirmed — a warm return to the ’70s.
As executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman explains to WWD, “The Seventies were also a time when the public was emerging from a recession,” which sounds familiar. “There also was a growing interest in the preservation of nature. Utilizing earth tones gives people a sense of rootedness and grounding," she adds, explaining some of the emotion and historical context behind this year's color choices.