Pantone unveils its AW15 colour palette

Pantone has unveiled its unisex colour palette for AW15.

Experts opt for 10 colours with an androgynous and unisex focus.

Colour experts Pantone have selected 10 shades for AW15, including a selection of purple, burgundy, grey and pink hues, that are specifically designed to suit men and women’s fashion.

Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, commented: “This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural. The colors are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security, which are conveyed through naturally inspired colors that remind us of things that are real and protective.”

The new colours are said to pay homage to fashions of the 1920s, with hints of “bohemian hippie” from the 1960s and 1970s.

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The chosen colours are listed below…

PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage
A simple, cool grey hue

PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather
A deep blue/grey colour

PANTONE 16-1144 Oak Buff
A golden yellow with earthy tones

PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb
A khaki green shade

PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala (Pantone’s Color of the Year)
A red wine colour

PANTONE 18-4726 Biscay Bay
A choppy sea blue with hints of green

PANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium Orange
A soft orange shade, erring on the side of pastel

PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose
Soft pink a few tones darker than expected

PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting Pond
A dark blue, almost black colour

PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid
A bright lilac

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