2016 Fall Colour Influences

When the air starts getting crisper, it's nice to spruce up our homes with some fall decor. Cozy colours, warm patterns and texture and the smell of spices. But have you ever noticed that each fall, there are different accent colours that make their way into the fall palette? Here's a quick guide to fall decorating based on Pantone's picks for Fall 2016.


Pantone released its pick for Fall colours this year, which means you may be seeing more of these in the stores.

Pantone Color Institute released the following:

"Fall 2016: A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity
The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpected vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall sahdes.

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic."
-Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

The Palette

Pantone Palette Fall 2016

Incorporating these colours into your home

You don't need to run out and buy paint, pillows and throws in these colours. You can keep you existing fall decor and cycle a few of these colours in as accents. Pull the sharkskin and warm taupe in as neutrals. Neutral decorating has been a trend for a while now, layering whites, greys or taupes to create a monochomatic look. If you love a dash of colour, you can still play with neutral and pull another colour in for a punch of colour. Spicy mustard looks like it would be perfect for that!


Source: http://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-fall-2016#intro

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