Somehow it’s that time of year again, time to look to fall fashion and the leaders in the world of color, Pantone, for the must-have hues for the season. The fall 2013 color report was recently released and the ten selections above have made the cut: Emerald, Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe. From muted to bold, intriguing and expected, the picks this year run the gamut. While I’m partial to the Earth tones like Linden Green, Turbulence and Deep Lichen Green, I must admit that Koi, Vivacious and Samba have caught my eye as well. They’re unusual without being obnoxious and I’m anxious to see them on the runway.
But, for me, the Pantone pick that rises above the rest is Mykonos Blue. While I could blame it on my slight obsession with the small Grecian island, I think my attraction runs deeper. The color is versatile, meditative, relaxed and regal all at the same time. It has the perfect amount of grey and can be paired with both light and dark colors in interior design, print design and fine arts. And, of course, the point of the whole color report, Mykonos Blue is perfect for your fall wardrobe. Just ask Tommy Hilfiger and Jenny Packham. I’d don those numbers any day.
By: Elissa Braun