When it comes to color trends, Pantone knows all. Consistently nailing down what hues we'll see on and off runways, its trend reports are key for knowing what we can expect to see popping up in stores and in the wardrobe of our favorite street style stars. And this fall is a very fun mix of vibrant, look-at-me brights and unexpected yet highly versatile neutrals. So whether you’ve been living it up in Barbie-inspired pinks all summer long or opting for more subtle Coastal Grandmother hues, the ten shades listed below are sure to become your new favorite go-tos for fall ’22. Now, without further ado, here are Pantone’s top ten color trends to start buying, and wearing, ASAP.
According to Pantone, These Are the 10 Colors You’re Going to See Everywhere This Fall
Multiple shades of green were spotted during New York Fashion Week this past September, but one hue in particular seemed to pop up more often than the rest. Pantone’s Amazon green was by far the most popular, and we expect you’ll soon be seeing it everywhere you turn (if you aren’t already). The beauty of this specific shade is that it’s bright without being too bold, and is easy to mix with both neutrals and other colors (especially shades of pink, gray and yellow). It flatters just about every skin tone and feels wonderfully fresh for fall, a time when most of the greenery in our surrounding are starting to fade.
Shop the trend: Anthropologie Cardigan Sweater ($140); Reformation Ledger Dress ($278); Boden Button-Front Sweater ($150); Be Mine Block Heel Sandals ($42); Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag ($465)
2. Rose Violet
Barbiecore was one of the hottest trends of the summer, and will definitely continue into fall, but with a bit of a grown-up twist. Barbie pink will be replaced by two new hues, the vibrant magenta above and a paler, icy pink (below). Rose Violet adds a major punch to any outfit, whether you go all-in with a matching blazer and trousers or opt for something smaller, like a headband or crossbody bag. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but is easier to pull off than you might think. If you’re more of a neutrals person, opt for shades of gray over stark white or black. Or go bold and pair your Rose Violet pieces with icy blues, deep reds or other shades of pink.
Shop the trend: Sostter Leather Tote Bag ($137); Banana Republic Mini Dress (
$90; $63); Quince Cotton Boyfriend Crew Sweater ( $100; $40); Birdies Swan Slides ($140); SWF Draped Maxi Dress ( $329; $165)
For those who prefer a more subtle shade, Nosegay pink is much more versatile and easier to mix with a greater number of colors, both neutral and bright. The name comes from a word that originated all the way back in the 1400s and that refers to a small bouquet of flowers, and we have to admit, this delicate pink hue does bring to mind more than one gorgeous bloom. And while you can always sport a flouncy skirt or flirty mini dress in Nosegay pink, we kind of love the opposition of more structured, typically masculine silhouettes—like suiting and other tailored styles—done in such a feminine hue.
Shop the trend: SKIMS Rib Stretch Cotton Tank Top ($34); River Island Boxy Cardigan ($65); House of Want We Are Confident Bag ($98); Majorelle Ribbed Pants ($168); English Factory Maxi Dress ($90)
4. Caramel Café
Not every color trend this fall is bold and bright. Caramel Café is just one of a handful of stunning neutrals that can help make your wardrobe look extra luxe. The warm brown hue brings to mind pumpkin spice lattes and crisp gingerbread cookies, so why not lean into those delicious inspirations by pairing it with other delectable shades like apple red or mustard yellow? Its warm undertones pair nicely with other warm neutrals like chocolate brown and sandy beige (as well as plain black and white), but cooler tones are likely to clash in an unattractive way, so we suggest you save those for a different outfit.
Shop the trend: Sanctuary Carleton Coat ($149); Madewell Airpuff Shirt Jacket ($188); French Connection Midi Sweater Dress ($98); Loeffler Randall Blakely Boots ($395); BP Oversize Sweater ($49); Anthropologie Woven Clutch ($80)
5. Samoan Sun
This cheery yellow isn’t as bright as lemon nor as pale as buttercup, but instead sits somewhere in the middle. It’s warm and inviting without stealing the show—that is, unless you want it to. Wear this beauty with other warm hues, and have some fun mixing it with other brights too, like orange, red or even purple.
Shop the trend: Banana Republic Lido Pants ($150); Halogen Belted Shirtdress ($79); Sam Edelman Water-Repellant Anorak (
$180; $110); ASOS Wide-Leg Jumpsuit ($83); J.Crew Cashmere Sweater ($128)
6. Orange Tiger
Want something a bit more attention-grabbing? Then Orange Tiger is definitely the way to go. In fact, we’d say this is one hue that deserves a “more is more” approach, so go all in with a suit, wide-leg trouser or midi dress when you can. And for an added bonus for paler folks, this hue can emphasis what remains of your summertime tan for a glow that lasts well into November.
Shop the trend: Topshop Single-Breasted Blazer ($121) and Wide-Leg Pants ($84); Reformation Mylie Two-Piece Set ($278); Anthropologie Corduroy Duster Jacket ($180); Sweaty Betty Sweatshirt ($68); Open Edit Slim-Fit Cardigan ($59)
Shake up the usual cast of deep navy or sapphire blue for fall, and instead try this cooling shade instead. It feels a bit like a muted teal or aqua, which we would normally associate with summer. But when paired with dark neutrals like black, gray or even navy, it takes on an icy vibe that makes us almost wish for winter snow. Almost.
Shop the trend: River Island Pearl Detail Sweater ($45); Free People Emmy Swing Puffer ($168); The Frolic Faux-Leather Pants ($63); Susanna Monaco One-Shoulder Dress ($228); Rylan Mini Satchel (
$640; $384); Monki Halter Top ($10)
8. Arctic Wolf
This off-white hue is not only a universally flattering shade, it's a timeless one. We particularly love it on any type of knit, since it has more depth and can portray texture better than a flat shade of basic white. We’d even go so far as to call it the ultimate version of winter white, hitting that perfect level of warmth without actually looking yellow. Seriously, any piece—be it jeans, a trench coat, a chunky cardigan or even boots—in this hue is a must-have, for this fall and in years to come.
Shop the trend: L’Academie Nessa Sweater Dress ($158); TNA Cashwool Crew Sweater ($128); & Other Stories Favorite-Cut Jeans ($119); Abercrombie & Fitch Wool-Blend Coat ($180); Everlane Italian Glove Flats ($115); J.Crew Ruffle Neck Sweater ($118)
9. Polar Night
Not quite navy, not quite slate, Polar Night can be treated in much the same way as either one, really. It looks particularly rich next to complementary grays and blues, as well as other neutrals like bright white or black. If you want to layer it in with some brights, try cool shades like Waterspout or Rose Violet above, or even lilac or pistachio green.
Shop the trend: Norma Kamali Single-Breasted Blazer ($285) and Boot-Cut Pants ($110); Pilcro Boyfriend T-Shirt ($48); Rag & Bone Christy Draped Dress ($350); Agolde ’90s Pinch Waist Jeans ($188); Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater ($75); Liverpool Kelsey Trousers ($98)
10. Lava Falls
Red is a classic autumnal color, but rather than reach for the same fiery hues as last year, this time around we’re opting for a more muted variation. Lava Falls is not quite “stop sign” red, so is less likely to steal the spotlight in an ensemble. The toned-down shade is also easier to mix with a great number of hues—dark blues, cheery yellows, pale purples and just about every pink you can think of—so is more likely to fit in with your existing fall wardrobe. (Always a major bonus.)
Shop the trend: Fraiche by J Wrap Dress ($105); Anthropologie Mid-Rise trousers ($140); Max Mara Midi Skirt ($325); Ree Projects Ann Mini Bag (
$595; $417); Treasure & Bond V-Neck Sweater ($59)