Top 10 Color Trends 2016

Did you know there is a “world-renowned authority on color”? and did you know the Top 10 color trends for 2016 – for both Spring and Fall have already been forecast?

The Pantone Color Institute provides color trend forecasting and each season, on the first day of NYFW, they release a biannual fashion report highlighting the top ten shades that are bound to dominate the collections aka the Top 10 color trends of the year.

For Spring 2016, Pantone reported that designers were drawn to a palette that is first and foremost “calming” and named their top 10 colors “A Transporting and Transformative Canvas.” The colors are definitely fun and have also been described as unisex since this is the first time in years that there is not a separate men’s and women’s Top 10 color trend list. So the unisex trend stays strong! (Hello Acne !!).

The Fall 2016 report shows that the strong desire for calmness, optimism and transgender will continue with the Blue family leading the way.

 

TOP 10 COLORS FOR FALL 2016

Fall 2016 top 10 colours

Fall 2016 top colors

 

So what should you do with this lists? BUY CLOTHES in these HUES! But what clothes should you buy?

Well, since Spring is right around the corner, read below to find a few Nordic clothing items broken down by Pantone’s Spring 2016 color report. Oh, and most of these Spring colors are still relevant for Fall – so these babies will last throughout the year!

 

TOP 10 COLORS FOR SPRING 2016

Pantone Spring 2016

Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.

Leatrice EisemanExecutive Director, Pantone Color Institute

  1. ROSE QUARTZ 

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Flippa K - Clara Coat

Flippa K – Clara Coat 

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Flippa K scarf top

Flippa K – Scarf Top

2. PEACH ECHO 

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Rosemunde Papaya

Rosemunde – papaya top

Top Colors Spring 2016 - DAY simple bag

Day Simple Bag

3. SERENITY

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Ganni Top

Ganni – St. Satin Shirt

Top Colors Spring 2016 - abbey-mineral-blue

Won Hundred – ABBEY, MINERAL BLUE

4. SNORKEL BLUE

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Geysir - Snorkel Blue coat & Fiesta top

Geysir coat– Snorkel Blue & Fiesta red!

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Geysir - Snorkel Blue

Geysir outfit

5. BUTTERCUP

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Birger Christensen AW16 Runway´

Birger Christensen – AW16 Runway

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Ganni - Garcia Pant & Shirt

Ganni – Garcia Pant & Top

6. LIMPET SHELL

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Acne Runway 2016

Acne – Spring 2016

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Flippa K sweater

Flippa K – Structure R Neck Pullover

7. LILAC GRAY

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Fallwinterspringsummer sweater

fallwinterspringsummer – Aint No Mountain Sweater

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Ganni top

Ganni – Parker Lace Blouse

8. FIESTA

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Geysir - Iced Coffee, Fiesta & Snorkel Blue

Geysir – Fiesta top (and snorkel blue detail blanket)

Top Colors Spring 2016 - FWSS - The Trip MONGOLIAN Jacket

FWSS – The Trip MONGOLIAN Jacket

9. ICED COFFEE

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Flippa K Coat

Flippa K – Ruby Twill Trench

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Ganni outfit

Ganni – Hawthorne Wool Jacket and trousers

10. GREEN FLASH

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Acne runway 2016

Acne Studios – Spring 2016

Top Colors Spring 2016 - Acne Studios - Spring 2016

Acne Studios – Spring 2016

 

The people of Pantone are so helpful to point out what each color pairs well with in their color descriptions, so go ahead and plan your next outfit, new interior for the guest room or even your wedding color themes for 2016!

1 Discussion on “Top 10 Color Trends 2016”
  • So lovely colours – I became so inspired that I had to share it on facebook and add my knit pillows from the Danish label FUSS I design and fit perfect for Pantone trend colours

    Thanks Kristjana Kristjánsson
    Venlig Hilsen / Best Regards
    Karen Mimi
    Designer – Founder behind Danish brand FUSS