A playful, almost De Stijl-inspired, curated selection of color blocking brights, the Pantone Color Institute has released their forecast for the upcoming A/W 2022-2023 season. Ten vibrant hues were determined, with a smaller, complementary collection of five neutrals to balance the highly chromatic palette.
Despite the colder weather coming in, the Pantone Color Institute has replaced the typically more subdued and darker seasonal shades for energy boosting, vivid colors. The concept was set to allow for a more fluid and easy transition between seasons, encouraging colorful self-expression through personal fashion choices well into the new year.
PANTONE 18-1552 LAVA FALLS
Reminiscent of idyllic, flowing lava, this deep red hue has orange undertones and an inherent warmth that begs to be wrapped around any silhouette.
- Amina Muaddi Red Glass PVC & Leather Lupita Mules Size US 10 | EU 40
- Gucci Red Calfskin Princetown Horsebit Mules
- Hermes Red Woven Bucket Hat Size M
PANTONE 14-0851 SAMOAN SUN
A bright, sunny yellow, Samoan Sun also triggers thoughts of golden, crisp leaves that add to the warm rainbow of fall foliage.
- Prada Giallo Raffia Shopping Tote (pictured above)
- Gucci Yellow Wool Rose Embroidered Mink Pom Pom Crochet Cardigan Size XS
- Jacquemus Yellow Suede Le Chiquito Mini Bag
PANTONE 16-1358 ORANGE TIGER
Vividly saturated, this true orange possesses a whimsical versatility that can bring any outfit to life with even the smallest pop of color.
- Gucci Orange V-Neck Button Embellished Dress Size M (pictured above)
- Chanel Orange Quilted Chevron Patent Maxi Classic Single Flap Shoulder Bag
- Burberry Orange & Brown Silk Fringe Scarf
PANTONE 17-2624 ROSE VIOLET
The sophisticated relative to a typical Barbie-like hot pink, this color is cheerful and feminine, while still maintaining a chic and refined finish perfect for any item.
- Alexander McQueen Pink & Yellow Silk Skull Scarf
- Nancy Gonzalez Hot Pink Crocodile Satchel
- Balenciaga Neon Pink BB Sock Sneakers Size US 8 | EU 38
PANTONE 18-6024 AMAZON
Green keeps its top spot as an it-color for the upcoming season. Reminiscent of sage rainforests and thriving prosperity, Amazon has an organic richness that is hard to ignore.
- Hermes Red & Multicolor Duo D'Etriers Cashmere Shawl 140
- Gucci Green & Red Velvet GG Ace Sneakers Size US 7.5 | EU 37.5
- Hermes Straw & Silk Embellished Hat Size L
PANTONE 14-2806 NOSEGAY
Perfectly actualizing the word “pretty” in a single, simple shade, Nosegay captivates the eyes and boasts a gentle, yet sharp shade of pink with a universal capability.
- Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Stripes & Flowers Printed Calfskin Compact Wallet
- Chanel Pink Quilted Calfskin Lucky Charms Mini Accordion Flap Bag
- Valentino Pink Suede Rockstud Pumps New Size EU 38 | US 8
PANTONE 14-4618 WATERSPOUT
Reminiscent of the clear blue Maldives' ocean waters, this pleasantly surprising Autumn-Winter color selection will effortlessly add a refreshing splash to any outfit.
- Gucci Black & Blue Silk GucciGhost Stars Scarf
- Burberry Turquoise Deerskin Petal with Flowers Embellished Clutch
- Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Multicolore Grenade Insolite Wallet
PANTONE 18-1148 CARAMEL CAFÉ
True to its name, this warm brown is the perfect blend of velvety caramel and aromatic coffee, making for an instantly coveted color and a delicious flavor pairing.
- Fendi Brown Nappa Medium Peekaboo Bag
- Louis Vuitton Brown Leather Koala Cuff Bracelet
- Prada Caramel Vitello Move Metal Lampo Wallet
PANTONE 19-4127 MIDNIGHT
A unique blue tone with indistinguishable color components, Midnight evokes more of an evening sky blue despite its dark night sky label.
- Dior Blue Quilted Lambskin Cannage My ABCDior Small Lady Dior Bag (pictured above)
- Roland Mouret Teal Crepe Cap Sleeve Dress Size XL | UK 16
- Burberry Blue Wool Check Snood Scarf
PANTONE 18-0625 MARTINI OLIVE
Unassuming in its subdued khaki hue, this playfully named color is a seasonal softened spin on the most recent it-color shade of green, dominating collections and social media across the board.
- Saint Laurent Military Green Lizard Monogram Rider Belt Bag
- Stella McCartney Green Shaggy Deer Fold-Over Falabella Tote
Louis Vuitton Green X Takashi Murakami Monogramouflage Convertible Jacket Size M | FR 40
PANTONE 12-0602 ARCTIC WOLF
Ivory adjacent, this matte pearl-like shade is an instant classic that can be added to any outfit for an immediate touch of sophisticated elegance and crisp, clean porcelain lines.
- Gucci Ivory Web Accented Dress Size S | US 6 (pictured above)
- Hermes Craie Clemence Picotin 18 (pictured in top blog image)
- Chanel Ivory Knit Cotton Fringe Belted Cardigan XXS | FR 34
PANTONE 12-0813 AUTUMN BLONDE
A satisfying blend between a peachy blush and a creamy nude, this cozy core classic emits an inviting warmth that is much needed as the cooler weather trickles in.
- Saint Laurent Nude Patent Pumps Size US 8 | EU 38
- 3.1 Phillip Lim Beige Textured Calfskin Medium Pashli Satchel
- Dior Black & Beige Songe Cap Toe Pumps Size US 9 | EU 39
PANTONE 19-4105 POLAR NIGHT
The darkest shade included in the F/W 2022-2023 color chart, Polar Night clearly embodies the versatility of a true black, with the added dimension of a subtle asphalt overtone and whispers of cloudy blue undertones.
- Max Mara China Blue Camel Hair Arda Coat Size XXS | IT 38 (pictured above)
- Dior Dark Blue Denim Mini Saddle Pochette
- Celine Navy Patent Leather Crocodile Embossed Espadrilles Size 7 | EU 37
PANTONE 17-0210 LODEN FROST
Noble and elegant, this subdued green hue makes for an ideal, transitional basic that can play the complementary shade role, or be worked around as the main character in any outfit color story.
- Dior Multicolor Canvas Embroidered Dior In Lights Travel Vanity Case (pictured above)
- Burberry Mint Green TB Monogram Silk Shawl
- Gucci Grotesque Garden Green Tiger Wallpaper
PANTONE 16-3917 CHISELED STONE
A neutral gray with the ability to be dressed up or dressed down, Chiseled Stone is the perfect palate cleanser between all of the F/W primary brights in the Pantone Color Institute 2022-2023 rainbow.
- Burberry Gray Wool & Cashmere Trentwood Double Breasted Coat Size S | US 8
- Malone Souliers Gray Suede Vilvin Flat Mules Size 12 | EU 42
- Gucci Taupe Wool Knotted Dress Size S | IT 42
Leave no color unturned in your fall/winter 2022/2023 wardrobe with even more covetable cool pieces available today.
Read the full Pantone report