Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

Free downloads featuring the hot colors for fall 2015 from FIDM! Scroll down for more details.

Free downloads featuring the hot colors for fall 2015 from FIDM! Scroll down for more details.

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall.

The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig. “From natural earth tones to groovy garden hues, it’s clear the boho theme has serious staying power.”

This fall’s color trends include earthy neutrals like herb greens and sage, to stormy grays, mixed with with pastels like orchid and apricot.

“Designers pay homage to progressive moments in American history — from the seductive ’20s to the bohemian hippies and modernists of the ’60s and ’70s,” Pantone says. “The colors are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security.”

See examples below, and scroll down to access free downloads featuring the hot colors for fall 2015.

Cashmere rose: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Cashmere rose: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Reflecting pond: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Reflecting pond: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Cadmium orange: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Cadmium orange: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Stormy weather gray: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Stormy weather gray: graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone. Image courtesy of Pantone and Getty Images.

Free Color Trend Downloads

Download Color Swatches

Graphic design trends/color trends for fall 2015 according to WGSN and Pantone.

Download the hot colors for fall 2015, according to WGSN and Pantone.

Download the hot colors for Fall 2015 here.

Download the hot colors for Spring 2015 (.zip file)

Directions:

1) Click the gray button above to download the .zip file containing Pantone spot color swatches for spring 2015.

2) Check your “Downloads” folder on your computer to save your .zip file. Double-click the file to unzip your .ase file.

3) Import your .ase swatches into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop in your Swatches panel

Download the desktop or iPhone wallpapers

Free downloads featuring the hot colors for fall 2015 from FIDM! Scroll down for more details.

Free downloads featuring the hot colors for fall 2015 from FIDM!

iPhone Download: click here to download the fall 2015 hot color trends wallpaper for iphone

Desktop Download: click here to download the fall 2015 hot color trends wallpaper for desktop (1080 x 1920)

With access to leading fashion trend reports at the FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, students at FIDM stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more. Browse more 2015 graphic design trends here.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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