Endive, chocolate among Pantone’s top fall hues

Carlstadt, N.J.–To coincide with New York Fashion Week, the color experts at Pantone have released their Fall 2010 Fashion Color Report, offering up a palette of vivid hues like Lipstick Red and soft neutrals such as Oyster Gray.

Many of the latest hues build on the tones that appeared this past spring.

“Mindful of consumers’ need for practicality, plus their desire for newness, designers offer many options for women to extend and embellish their wardrobes for fall,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in the report.

According to Pantone, the top colors for fall 2010 are: Endive, Chocolate Truffle, Golden Glow, Lagoon, Lipstick Red, Living Coral, Oyster Gray, Purple Orchid, Rose Dust and Woodbine.

“Oyster Gray” and “Rose Dust” make up the two most neutral options for the season. The former is what the report calls a “classic neutral.” It is a lighter take on the traditional fall gray and is intended to be a hue that will be carried through to spring 2011. Rose Dust, meanwhile, is meant to be a sort of “new ivory,” the report says. It’s an ethereal, romantic tone between light pink and beige.

The most typically “fall” colors featured in the report are “Golden Glow,” an earthy, deepened shade of yellow; “Chocolate Truffle,” a rich brown with plum undertones; “Woodbine,” a solid grounding green and “Lipstick Red,” a deep, dramatic crimson.

Meanwhile, brighter, more spring-like tones for the colder months include “Lagoon,” a turquoise that will infuse fall and winter with a tropical splash; “Purple Orchid,” a hue leaning toward fuchsia; “Living Coral,” an orange with a hint of pink undertones; and “Endive,” a yellow-green that will add a sense of freshness to fall looks.

“Building on the color palette from spring, this season’s offerings include innovative takes on fundamental basics, as well as transporting, lively colors that conjure images of travel and adventure, whether real or aspirational,” Eiseman said.

To see jewelry designs featuring gemstones that fit with the hues mentioned above, jump to our 10X blog.

courtesy of National Jeweler

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