This season, designers express the many moods of fall with skillfully arranged collections that will enhance and enliven consumer outlooks as the colder months set in. Similarly, colors come together to create moods that range from sophisticated and structured to lively and vivid, encapsulating our inherent need for variety to reflect emotions that run from thoughtfully introspective to irrepressibly elated, according to the Pantone Color Institute.
Bonnie Huff man, Beauty Brands, Wentzville, Mo.
“Just as the leaves change in autumn, the consumer will enjoy the ability to change their ‘look’ and try a new approach to their wardrobe for brisk days ahead,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “The fall 2013 palette allows for that versatility and experimentation.”
Alyssa Brubaker, Gelousy Nails inside Utopia Salon, Merill, Wis.
The Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 predicts that açai (shown), Mykonos blue, emerald, and seven other hues will make up the fall palette. View the full report at www.pantone.com/fall2013.
Sara Khalaf, L’esprit Salon and Spa, Livonia, Mich.
Watch Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman elaborate on all 10 popular fall colors: www.nailsmag.com/video/pantonefall2013.
View all 10 colors in slideshow format.
Illustration by Nanette Lepore. Originally appeared in the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013.
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