Finding Pantone Colors In Real Life

Guest blogpost by DL Cade, 500px and

As you may know, the folks at Pantone have released their Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015 — picking 10 colors they believe will define the upcoming fall season — colors that display, “an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.”

Designers often look to these recommendations to shape their design decisions in the fall, and so we thought we’d ask our design team to dig into the 500px collection and find one photo to match each of Pantone’s 10 Fall 2015 colors.

As usual, they delivered in the most beautiful terms, finding great 500px photos that capture both the earthy and the bold tones picked by Pantone this year. Check out the photos below. If you’re looking to use photos that match Pantone’s recommendations this fall, click on your favorite image and pick the license of your choice. And if you’re a photographer hoping to sell photos that match Pantone’s fall colors, enable your 500px Marketplace and use these images as inspiration.


Pantone 17-067 Dried Herb 

Dried fennel seeds seen close-up. The seeds are used in cookery and in treating stomach ailments.

Pantone 16-0110 Desert Sage

dried bay leaves

Pantone 18-4214 Stormy Weather
Stormy Weather.3 jepg

Pantone 16-1144 Oak Bluff 

Pantone 18-1438 Marsala

Marsala,5 jpeg

Pantone 18-4726 Biscay Bay

Pantone 19-4326 Reflecting Pond

Reflecting Pond,7

Pantone 15-1340 Cadmium Orange

Pantone 16-2215 Cashmere Rose 

Cashmere Rose,9

Pantone 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid

Amethyst Orchid,10