There has been a gradual shift towards a unisex color palette in recent seasons—and fall 2014 is no exception. Similar to the women’s palette, this season’s men’s collections have also been inspired by a need to explore—traveling back in time or into the unknown—resulting in a more adventurous use of color, especially through combinations.
Exotic Sangria invigorates the men’s palette while Aurora Red adds a sophisticated spark to any winter wardrobe. Pair Aurora Red with Cognac, a tasteful brown, for a confident and high-profile look. Cognac will also be popular with more vibrant shades in the palette, including Misted Yellow, which adds a touch of optimism to cold weather ensembles.
Both Radiant Orchid, a fascinating purple, and Bright Cobalt blue will be quintessential statement colors this season—bold and charismatic shades prevalent in everything from sportswear to shoes. Pair these hues with Sea Fog, a more masculine representation of Mauve Mist, for a powerfully poised fall look.
Combine Aluminum, a complex silvery shade, with versatile, elegant Royal Blue and bracing Cypress. These hues will undoubtedly play an integral role in men’s fashion this fall, serving as staple hues for outerwear and formalwear throughout the cooler months.
For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2014.
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