Pantone: possibly the world's biggest name in color. And in their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015, they're identifying some of this fall's hottest trends for men and women.
Fall 2015 is also Pantone's first "completely unisex color palette," according to Color Institute Director Lee Eiseman . (Cheers to the idea that colors don't have a gender!)
The shades also celebrate "progressive moments in American history," says Eiseman - from Jazz Era sophisticates to hippies and Modernists.
Here's how to pull them off.
Naturally we love the name. This military green works under a chocolate-toned suit or with chinos. Pair with a crisp white shirt and biscuit-colored brogues, and you're ready for the office - and it's not quite as much of a plunge as the amethyst and cadmium orange tones featured below.
Named Pantone's color of the year, this wine-y hue with brown undertones adds serious finesse as an accent to black, beige, or gray. Makes for a sharp wallet or a pair of slip-on sneaks. Dark-complected dudes, in particular, will want to rock a marsala V-neck, classic mac, or pea coat.
A bold, creative mix of purple and pink is way more intriguing than pedestrian old lilac in a tie, or pocket square. Accents in Amethyst Orchid take a tailored navy or cobalt blue sports coat to the next level - however, we really dig these trendy Clarks.
This contemplative, composed navy quietly conveys credibility and stability. It's an instant workwear classic: looks ultra-hip, doesn't unwarrantedly raise eyebrows.
The opposite of Reflecting Pond: this subtly dramatic, optimistic apricot shows the 1970s influence on this fall's palette. It pairs equally well as an accent to a charcoal-gray blazer, or in a wooly scarf with a black cable knit.
Hey, did we mention colors don't have a gender? This upscale, not downtown, pink projects a sexy-soft confidence.