Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17

Pantone Color Trend A/W2016/17

Today I’d like to share with you the Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17. It feels quite right for me since I have been traveling up north the past days and do eventually wear my Winter coat already (I know, a bit exaggerated but it’s been freezing coming basically from the beach in Barcelona…).

According to Pantone, “for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, we explore color that is “real” and “unreal”, absent and present and a mixology of what is in between. We are polarized between colors that are simple, honest and unassuming and stronger, more saturated tones that make a bold statement. For those in the middle? A third platform of color that connects and bridges our desire to be sober or intoxicated, quiet or loud – or both at the same time.”

There is a total of 8 trends of which I have chosen these 4 that resonate more with me.

1// FADE

Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17

2// DISCOVER

Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17

3// PROCLAIM

Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17

4// INVISIBLE

Pantone Color Trends Autumn/Winter 2016/17

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MeccInteriors must have had access to some further information I couldn’t track back so I just quote: The world has become an increasingly polarized place. As Pantone’s Vice President Laurie Pressman notes, on the one side are aspects which almost fade into anonymity (n#4 INVISIBLE) , while the other has a strong, stand-out-and-be-seen attitude. Looked at from another perspective, consider the dichotomy between yoga and mindfulness and the race so many have joined for status and social positioning.

So on the one hand, the purity and simplicity of white has become more appreciated and more grounded, earthy shades (n#1 FADE and n#4 PROCLAIM) provide a balancing connection to nature.

But there are also major social issues and unrest at present, similar to what was experienced in the 1970s, and some people just want to have fun and express themselves while being bold and daring (see more trend proposals right here).

The new color planner with 8 seasonal trend palettes can be purchased right here. Which is your favorite so far? G, x

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