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A Palette of Many Moods

With the changing season, the greens from spring evolve and develop. Multifaceted EMERALD continues to sparkle and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance to the palette, while yellow-toned LINDEN GREEN brings a lightness and brightness to the deeper shades of fall. Try pairing both with MYKONOS BLUE, a bold, meditative blue, for a classic and relaxed fall look.

Exotic ACAI adds mystery and richness to the palette, and can be incorporated with the other colors to create a number of powerful fall combinations. Pair the elegant shade of purple with Emerald for a regal disposition, or spirited SAMBA red for an expressive and dramatic look. KOI, a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities, is a statement color that serves as a pick-me-up for your wardrobe. VIVACIOUS, an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia, adds and ebullient sensuality to the palette.

Pair vivacious with anchoring DEEP LICHEN GREEN, a naturally lush shade of green, for a dynamic juxtaposition that captures both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Rounding out this season’s cornerstone colors, TURBULENCE, a dark mercurial gray, and CARAFE, a rich, glamorous brown, provide more interesting and sophisticated alternatives to the black basics usually worn in the colder months. Both staple neutrals pair gracefully with more expressive colors within the palette, such as Samba, Koi, and Vivacious.

For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority of 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 2013.