10 Color Trends Fashion Retail This Season
Knowing what colours are going to be in trend this season is essential. Late last year Pantone released its chosen colours for 2017. This year is going to be the year that fashion returns to beautiful greens and nature inspired tones. So important is Pantone’s colour report, all of the big fashion houses make sure their collection coordinate.
Winter 2016’s colours were based on the blues and pops of bright contrasting colours. 2017’s winter colours follow in a similair theme but with a focus on natural greens and complimentary bright colours.
Riverside – Pantone 17-4028
This is a stunning, bold shade of blue that makes an excellent basis for coats and dresses. Designers are all over this beautiful shade, especially in leather goods. This shade is perfect for winter, it’s not subdued but offers a great base for building up your outfits and accessories.
Airy Blue – Pantone 14-4122
It’s not unusual to see a few shades of the same colour each season, this can be a great way theme your outfits. The shade of airy blue is a promise of clear winter days. This shade can be an accessory or main block of your outfit. On the runway we spotted gorgeous evening dresses and oversized fluffy coats.
Sharkskin – Pantone 17-3914
Grey is one of the staple colours for winter, so it’s no surprise to see it here. This season’s colours if sharkskin and featured by a number of designers in silky dresses and oh soft and touchable turtle neck jumpers. This colour makes you think of wrapping up in front of a fire or out about in the city in a chic jumper dress with chunky knee high boots.
Aurora Red – Pantone 18-1550
This stunning colour gives you a hint of spring. A juicy colour you could almost bite into, this shade has been seen in shimmery, sweeping gowns to thick coats. If solid, soft shades aren’t your thing in winter, Aurora red will surely be the colour for you.
Warm Taupe – Pantone 16-1318
Taupe is another essential colour for your winter wardrobe. It breathes of warmth and reliability. This colour has come alive in the classic trenchcoat and oversized, almost 80s cute jackets and coats. This colour would work a dream with the Air Blue or Aurora red.
Dusty Cedar – Pantone 18-1630
Spring normally sees a range of light dusky pinks, so we’re over the moon at seeing this colour for winter 2017. Somewhere between a shade of maroon and burgundy, this shade has been seen on coats and knitwear. This colour is the perfect transition from winter to spring.
Lush Meadow – Pantone 18-5845
Lush meadow is just that, a lush, rich colour that’s hinting of green fields and summertime in the park. We all need a little pick me up in our winter fashion and this colour is just the ticket. This suggestive and sexy colour is all about lighting your mood and your outfit. The runways have seen both both and subtle uses of this colour on bags and elegant tight fitted dresses.
Spicy Mustard – Pantone 14-0952
This divine colour is a must have for those looking for a splash of colour, especially when paired with this seasons staple colours of Riverside and sharkskin. This colour works as a feature colour or for a subtle way of dressing up your outfit for a day shopping.
Potter’s Clay – Pantone 18-1340
Potter’s clay is a nod to beautiful, earthy tones with a hint of deep red. This colour is a nod to the shades of autumn trees and foliage that you see around winter. This colour is perfect for boots and accessories of all kinds and would compliment all Patone’s shades for winter 2017.
Bodacious – Pantone 17-3240
This has to be one of our favourite colours, especially with such a fun name! This shade of soft almost lavender purple is perfect for giving the darker tones an airy lift.