Keeping up with the latest styles is the focus for most women, but wearing the “in” colors and color combinations are just as important if you want to look current and hip.
Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and put together this list of the most important hues for Fall and Winter 2017:
Red is right up there at the top of the color list, especially this Gorgeous Grenadine shade which is bright, confident and self-assured. Talk about an attention getter! One piece is usually enough in this new 2017 fall red, as it is quite strong but really adds some punch to an outfit.
Close on the heels of red is this beautiful burgundy shade that Pantone has officially named Tawny Port. It takes red to new depths and is super sophisticated and tasteful. If you like red, but not bright red, then this is classy shade of burgundy is for you and looks lovely with jeans or combined with black or even taupe.
3. Soft Pink
They call it Ballet Slipper, and that’s exactly what it reminds you of. This gorgeous, gentle shade is super flattering on most women and will give you a rosy, healthy glow. It’s part of the nude shades that have been so popular over the last few years. You can wear it with black or white, and it looks especially nice. I’d call this a pretty neutral.
4. Toasty Brown
This snug, warm brown is officially called Butterum because it evokes drinking a glass of Butterum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening. Love this! This is a shade that is particularly attractive on gals with warm skin tones like peaches and cream or ivory complexions. So women with Autumn coloring or spring coloring – golden hair and warm eyes. They glow in Butterum.
Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade that has become everyone’s new favorite. It’s quickly replacing black as the go-to neutral because it’s softer and more lively, especially on aging skin. This particular shade of navy is warm and fresh. Some navy shades are more like black, but this navy has much more royal blue in it.
Neutral Gray continues to be popular and looks classy with navy this year. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade. Again it’s a nice neutral when black seems harsh. Gary works best on gals with cool skin and hair- which means skin with pink undertones and hair with ash undertones. However, warm-toned gals can wear some shades of lighter gray with more warmth to them. Here are some more tips on how to wear gray.
7. Dark Green
Envision a forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees, and you’ve nailed the color they are calling Shaded Spruce. I’m seeing this everywhere already! I just bought a gorgeous green sweater in this color. You can see me wearing this beautiful shaded spruce shade here.
8. Golden Lime
There’s no other way to describe the many Earthy tones with a twist, that we are seeing this fall. The golden undertones of the hue known as Golden Lime make this yellow-green shade a refreshing way to pep up fall classics. It’s interesting to have what seems more like a summer color sprinkled in amongst fall colors.
9. Cool Blue
It’s cool, but it’s fresh and bright too. Marina Blue is the color that adds life to the Fall 2017 Color Palette. Shades of blue similar to this have been trending for a long time now. I like the way colors seem to be crossing over seasons. It makes winter more fun, and since we all travel so much it helps create a seasonless wardrobe you can wear anytime and anywhere.
Fall wouldn’t be fall with this quintessential autumn color. Autumn Maple is tawny, russet and a great way to introduce warmth into your fall wardrobe. It’s a happy, friendly color and goes perfectly with fall harvest decor.
Which are your favorites of the fall 2017 color trends, and are there any you wouldn’t touch without a ten-foot pole? Why?