Pantone's Top Colors for Fall 2014: How to Rock Them
Not a fan of radiant orchid, the hottest color for 2014? Perhaps you’ll enjoy going red hot or channel your inner royal instead.
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Though fall is months, the Pantone’s Color Institute has already unveiled its top colors for three seasons from now. And thankfully they're shades most women will find more flattering than orchid.
Among the "it" colors for fall: Aurora red, sangria, and bright cobalt, just to name a few.
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“Designers are trying to establish wardrobes that have more of an artful presence,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone’s Color Institute, told Women’s Wear Daily. “They understand that, unlike before, customers want to get a little fun and creative with their wardrobes. It’s as if they’re saying, ‘Let’s not be quite as serious.’”
Mentioning popular shows and upcoming film adaptations such as “Downton Abbey” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” as inspirations for this year’s It-shades, Eiseman hopes they'll encourage shoppers to unleash their creative sides, better expressing themselves with fashon.
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“This season is really all about ingenuity, imagination, and artfulness,” she adds. “Designers are not saying, ‘It’s fall. We really have to have an orange on this or that.”
And let’s face it, who really wants to look like a pumpkin in October?
While we’re patiently anticipate the arrival of the steamy summer season, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead.
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Check out the photos below to discover the top fall 2014 colors, as well as how celebs are already rocking them:
Aurora Red-Taylor Swift
Arriving a the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 12, 2014.
Aurora Red-Jennifer Lopez
Arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York on May 2, 2011.
Bright Cobalt-Blake Lively
Posing for photographers at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.
Bright Cobalt-Jessica Alba
Posing for photographers at the British Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award ceremony in London on February 13, 2011.
Attending the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011.
Attending CoverGirl's 50th Anniversary party in West Hollywood on January 5, 2011.
Promoting the film "Battleship" in London on March 28, 2012.
Arriving at the 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party on October 1, 2010.
Mauve Mist-Octavia Spencer
Attending the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2012.
Mauve Mist-Amy Adams
Arriving for the premiere of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," in Washington on May 14, 2009.
Royal Blue-Katy Perry
Posing at the premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village theatre in Los Angeles on July 28, 2013.
Royal Blue-Sofia Vergara
Arriving at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on January 30, 2011.
Arriving at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 18, 2011.
Posing at the premiere of "Love Happens" in Los Angeles on September 15, 2009.
Misted Yellow-Kate Middleton
Smiling in Scotland on July 5, 2012.
Misted Yellow-Emmy Rossum
Arriving at the Global Green USA's 9th Annual Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood on February 22, 2012.
Posing at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 15, 2012.
Attending a film premiere in Los Angeles on April 8, 2010.