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Fall 2016 Color Chart

Fall 2016 Color Chart

Hello friends! With Fall just around the corner, I’m here to share the colors that are standing out in fashion, design, and life this season. I love how Fall colors are drawn directly from nature – from the bright oranges and reds found in the falling leaves, to the stormy blues and greys seen in the sky.

I’m no color expert, but I am a color fan. I was encouraged to find Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year in this Fall’s color chart (although instead of “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”, I’m calling them “Pink Pearl” and “Cornflower”… because I can). It’s definitely true that ‘blush’ tones and light denim/chambray have been huge this year, so I’m not surprised that these colors are still trending.

Let’s get into the colors that are defining the season!

The New Neutral

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Gone are the days when black, white, and grey are the only neutrals. In Fall, earthy greens, browns, and blues are just as versatile. From a dark, denim blue, to a light, oatmeal beige, this season’s new neutrals make just as much of a statement as a pop of color.

Orange Pop

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It can be a bit of a tricky color to work with, but Fall is the perfect time to play around with a pop of orange. From a bright pumpkin-orange, to a dark, rust-toned orange, there are a ton of hues to choose from. Due to its place on the color wheel, orange looks great with blue, green, yellow, and even purple.

Red Delicious

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Take inspiration from your favorite variety of apple this season! A bright, candy apple red is just as Fall-appropriate as a darker, red delicious tone. When placed next to a neutral green, blue, or blush tone, a juicy red really shines.

Here are all the colors in one place! Don’t you love how it just looks like Fall?

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If you’re a designer or color-enthusiast, click here to check out a downloadable chart with hex-codes. You’re welcome!

I hope this Fall 2016 Color Chart makes you just a little bit more excited for autumn. And if you need a bit more encouragement, check out this post from last year where I shared a Highly Scientific Chart of Fall Essentials.

In other news, I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on some exciting WBT updates. You might be able to guess some of them from this post 🙂 I hope you’ll stick around to see them!

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What are your favorite colors for the upcoming season? Let’s chat in the comments!


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With Fall just around the corner, it's time to get ready for all the bright, earthy colors of the season! Check out this Fall 2016 Color Chart - which one is your favorite? With Fall just around the corner, it's time to get ready for all the bright, earthy colors of the season! Check out this Fall 2016 Color Chart - which one is your favorite?

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5 Comments

  • Jennifer Quisenberry

    This was such a fun, helpful post! And I might have had a little too much fun pinning from it. I love fall color charts!

    September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am Reply
    • Haley

      Thanks so much Jennifer! I’m glad you liked it – I’m always happy to find that I’m not the only #colornerd out there. Also, thanks for pinning!
      xo, Haley

      September 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Kaylin

    Just what I need while clearing out my summer clothes and prepping for fall. The color tabs are super cute too!

    September 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm Reply
    • Haley

      Yay! The switch from Summer to Fall seems to happen overnight, but I’m not complaining! I’m ready for sweaters and boots. I hope this post made the job a little more fun!
      xo, Haley

      September 19, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply
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