Fall 2017 Pantone® Color Report + Trends of Fall

Pantone Fall 2017 Color Report

Today I’m coming at you with a super exciting post. It’s most exciting because it’s my first fall related fashion post and that gets my heart fluttering… but also because I absolutely love researching this type of stuff to share with you all. It feeds my inner desire to be a fashion journalist & I can pretend (for a quick second) I am the author of a column in a NY magazine… #dreams… and total Devil Wears Prada vibes.

Every season, Pantone comes out with a color report based on colors seen on the runways. This season, colors are based on NY Fashion Week runways and I seriously can’t get enough of them. Every color is perfection, in my opinion. With dynamic and deep reds to the ever-loved blush pink and a green that embodies forests of evergreens, this season’s palate definitely leans on the warm-toned side of things (my favorite – no complaints). The 10 colors Pantone claims this fall are based on both women’s and men’s fashion… so ladies, be sure to share this article with the man in your life 😉 .

A Complete List of the Pantone Colors You’ll See This Fall 

PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine: A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.

PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port: Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.

PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper: Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health.

PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum: This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening.

PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony: A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.

PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray: The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.

PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce: This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees.

PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime: Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics.

PANTONE 17-4041 Marina: Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.

PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple: A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.


Now that you have the list of the on trend colors for this fall, let’s talk trends. After researching and looking around, I think we will see a lot of retro inspired looks this season. Like vintage furs, 70’s plaid, retro hats, track/ sweat suits, and couch florals. And, according to Elle, red is the hottest color of the season. But, let’s go through some of the hottest trends of the season:

The Hottest Trends of Fall 2017

Power Red: Pantone 17-1558 Grenadine is supposedly the hottest color of fall this year. It’s a powerful color and really makes you stand out in a crowd. A bright red boot/ bootie, coat, or even a lip or nail color will keep you totally on trend this season.

Vintage Furs: The iconic fur coat is making a comeback this fall. It’s definitely a statement piece, and if you don’t live in a place where snow is in your forecast, it might be a bit too difficult to pull off. Try wearing fur in more subtle places like in a pair of loafers or as a tassel on your bag. But, if you’re going for a fur coat, try it in a fun color for at twist on the traditional fur coat.

Glittered Boots: Let your toes sparkle with this fun trend. You’ll definitely want to pick up a pair of shiny, sequined booties this season and strut around like you own the place.

Western Inspired: Where are my cowgirls at?! Break out your cowboy boots, cow prints, and everything western.

70’s Plaid: Move over grunge 90’s plaid and make way for bright 70’s plaid. Wear the print in tops, coats, pants, even dresses and gowns.

Retro Hats: This season it’s not about the beanies, but all about the classic hats of the past. Try a short brimmed hat or even something furry.

Victorian Collars: Also seen last year, the Victorian trend is coming back this season and hitting shirt collars the hardest. It’s like a turtle neck’s fancy cousin, with frills and delicate lace.

Tracksuits: Matching tops and bottoms in a cozy two piece tracksuit? How can an outfit be any easier to put together? Look super trendy wearing something super soft. This look is perfect for the fashionista on the go.

Broad Shoulders: Let’s all take a moment to re-introduce ourselves to the iconic 80’s shoulder pads. Unfortunate or not, this trend is definitely bold… or should I say broad? This trend will be seen mostly in the menswear inspired blazer.

Nylon Coats: Sleek and versatile, these coats are easy to pack, don’t easily wrinkle, and stay pretty lightweight. What more could you ask for?

Fishnets: This trend isn’t just for your stockings. Try layering a fishnet top under something a bit less sheer for a fun take on the trend.

Couch Florals/ Roses: The new floral pattern of this season? Think your grandma’s couch.

Midi Skirts: Not anything new, midi skirts are being carried over into fall from recent seasons. Pair them with a heeled bootie or stockings and pumps.

Buttons: Buttons are the hottest embellishment of the season. You’ll find them up and down slacks, coats, and even dresses.

Wide Belts: Another trend we’ve seen before, the wide belt. The most waist flattering of belts, pair one with a dress, skirt, or trousers. My favorite type of wide belt? An obi belt (see it styled here).

Russian Doll Vibes: AKA bright embroidered floral. This has to be one of my favorite trends of the season. It’s fun, feminine, and add texture to a look.

Velvet: Velvets are hot this season, especially in jewel tones & for formal wear. Keep this in mind when dressing for a fall wedding.

Belted Coats: Pretty self-explanatory… but this fall, a belted coat will be seen most often. Find a belt that comes with a belt or layer a belt over a coat you already own.

Trousers & Pantsuits: Set the jeans aside and break out a pair of trousers this fall. Try them in a fun color, like millennial pink or navy pinstripes. My fav? tuxedo striped trousers… think black skinny trousers with a thick white stripe down each side of the leg.

Checkered & Buffalo Plaid: This print screams fall, and it’s easy to mix with other patterns. Try it with a floral pattern, or pair it with a solid knit.

Oversized Knit: My go-to fall look, an oversized sweater. This easy going, super comfy trend will be on your list of favorites this season.

Sheer: Layer a sheer top over a bandeau and under a leather jacket for a super cool-girl look.

Deconstruction: A deconstructed top is all that this season. Think “dresses with slashed hems, oxfords pieced together this way and that, and sweaters torn practically in two” (Style Caster).

Which trend are you most excited to try this season? Fall is right around the corner, so start planning your #OOTDs now! I can’t wait to style velvet accessories, pumpkin-spice-colored manis, sheer tops, and embroidered floral. Check out my month of style challenge and be inspired with daily style advice based on this season’s trends. Happy styling!

xx, Amanda



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