As they do every season, Pantone the international authority in the realm of colour, has given their directives on which will be the trendiest shades for the Autumn/Winter 2018 season. Bright colours that stand out and differ from cold, elegant tones, to those which are warmer and heat up the winter with an exotic touch.
The 10 Pantone colours for next season are perfect for brightening up outfits in neutral shades with a hint of wildness: whoever said that bold colours were only okay in the summer? The Pantone palette for this Fall/Winter are more playful than ever: but how do you wear these eccentric colours off the runway?
To wear them with style, all you need are to add a few simple accessories or a detail in one of these shades: it will tastefully highlight neutrally coloured outfits, and it can make a classic all black look really pop. Here are our suggestions for wearing the 10 Pantone colours of Fall/Winter 2018 with Composable Links.
Fashion colour #1 - Red Pear
A deep, intense shade of red: a variation on the more classic bordeaux, which has been a must in our winter wardrobes for several seasons over. Red Pear is the height of elegance, to be worn as a sophisticated detail on any occasion. It goes perfectly with classic navy blue for a look that’s bon ton, and it becomes unconventional when mixed with blush rose daywear.
Choose it for your accessories: a bracelet with precious inserts in this colour will brighten up your winter outfit with something special!
Fashion colour #2 - Valiant Poppy
Audacious, extroverted, and well represented by all the major fashion maison on the catwalk: Red Valiant Poppy is the absolute must-have colour of the season. The word here is “dare”: a shade this vibrant should be combined with hues that are just as energetic, from electric blue to gold, for a look that’s all glamour!
Choose a small red detail to enhance the jewellery: a red heart is a timeless classic.
Fashion colour #3 - Nebulas Blue
The first cool shade of the Pantone palette is Nebulas Blue: deep, intense and bright, the imagination soars high into the clouds at sunset. It’s the perfect colour for daytime outfits which require a certain degree of elegance: special occasion dresses in fine fabrics or suits, for a total look which is chic and contemporary while fun at the same time.
For informal occasions, wear it as a pendant or charm detail on your jewellery and freshen up your everyday look.
Fashion colour #4 - Ceylon Yellow
A shade which recalls the intense aromas of spices, it takes us on a trip to warm and mysterious exotic places. How do you wear Pantone’s Ceylon Yellow? There are numerous possible combinations to create a super chic outfit with this colour trend. If you’re going for something sophisticated, try wearing it with a grey or creamy white pearl.
Fashion colour #5 - Martini Olive
Highly elegant and unique, Martini Olive is a shade of deep green with a hint of grey to create a sophisticated nuance that goes perfectly with a great number of colours for both casual outfits and more refined looks. Try it, for example, with certain pink hues: with the extremely delicate Mellow Rose or with the brighter and bolder Pink Peacock
It’s incredible but true: Martini Olive is also the perfect colour for a brilliant gemstone to decorate bracelets and other jewellery and embellish your everyday looks.
Fashion colour #6 - Russet Orange
Among the trend colours of Fall/Winter 2018, there’s also the warm Russet Orange tonality, a shade of orange which recalls moments under the hot sun during summer holidays. Bright and bursting with positivity, the Pantone orange for this season can be worn with pale pinks for daywear, or with deep blue hues for a chicer effect.
Orange is therefore the sparkling coloured detail for a bracelet in warm tones to wear when you really want to stand out.
Fashion Colour #7 - Ultra Violet
The Pantone fashion colour palette this season would be incomplete without the colour of the year: Ultra Violet. It’s a colour which gives off energy, originality and creativity. Throughout the year we’ve talked several times about chow to wear Ultra Violet in your outfits, but here we see it re-emerge during the colder seasons. Combining it with silver is the perfect choice at a party where you want to be unnoticed, and mixing it with yellow creates a day look that’s truly fierce.
Choose an Ultra Violet accessory to give a bit of oomph to your look: a bracelet decorated with a sparkling purple detail is the perfect piece of jewellery to achieve this effect.
Fashion colour #8 - Crocus Petal
A pastel colour which reminds us of springtime: it’s Crocus Petal, a delicate hue in the Pantone palette for Autumn/Winter. For a look which plays with different colour intensities, combine this shade with the more lively Ultra Violet, although it also goes perfectly with other light tones: beige, cream or milky white for a bon ton effect that’s great for your work attire.
The gemstones in this delicate shade give a subtle touch of colour to each look: choose lilac jade for the bracelet which will accompany you on the coldest days of the season.
Fashion colour #9 - Limelight
An acidic colour endowed with great energy and vivacity: Limelight is the shade of bright yellow for anyone wanting a look that’s scintillating for all of Fall-Winter. How do you wear a colour this bright with what you’ve got in your wardrobe? The perfect combination is with blue hues: light and sparkly for a fresh, young outfit, more deep and intense if you’re looking for something classy and elegant.
Small Limelight details go well with many looks: choose cheerful gems in this hue as a simple way to brighten up your days with everyday accessories.
Fashion colour #10 - Quetzal Green
The final colour in the Pantone palette for Fall/Winter 2018 is Quetzal Green: an intense greenish-blue shade, highly elegant, to be worn on your most important, fashion-forward evenings out. The best match-ups? With yellow hues like Ceylon Yellow, and also with many shades of pale pink.
There is a natural gemstone with exactly this colouring: Green Agate. Wear a heart-shaped version for your most romantic winter bracelets!
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