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Publication Date: 2016-02-16

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Pantone's Top Colors for Fall 2016 Are Here

Twice a year, the world's most fashionable people descend on Manhattan for New York Fashion Week and, without fail, Pantone manages to steal the show. The color authority releases a list of the colors during the week-long style summit that will define the upcoming season, and this year's batch, which includes six brand new Pantone colors, is so beautiful we're already craving autumn. According to the color authority, the ten-shade palette was inspired by a "desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism," and it includes several classic fall hues, such as mustard yellow, gray, and taupe. A few of the hues — including a vibrant fuchsia — come as a surprise though, especially considering the earthier shades Pantone favored last year. Two colors in particular are poised to dominate our homes and our closets come fall 2016 — the new blues, Riverside and Airy Blue. According to Refinery 29, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the blue hues are a continuation of the soothing, calming effect of 2016's colors of the year. "If you look at this season's entire palette, the idea of comforting blues coming to the top of the list again shows that people are still searching for that reassurance," she said.

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