Autumn is here, so we can finally warmly embrace the biggest fashion trends of 2016. Colors this season transcend cultural & gender norms.
Vivid bights give way to excitement & optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette. Our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, with that we are proceeding to crave for those delicate shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.
For Autumn 2016 there are truly no apparent differences in color choices separating the men’s and women’s sets, both of which focus on an urge to breathe and reflect, then play.
The soothing, pacifying nature of colors in the Autumn selections led by Rose quartz, a powerful yet tender tone which sends compassion and a feeling of balance. As the peaceful sunset, blushed cheek or fresh flower, Rose Quartz prompts us to consider on our surroundings during the busy but cheerful autumn and winter months.
Fashion and design communities, and consequently, consumers, have been in love with orange for several seasons. This shade springs friendlier qualities, evoking warmth, and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family.
Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, this color warms with a calming influence which brings a feeling of respite even in turbulent times. A transcendent blue, Serenity provides us with a naturally connected sense of space.
A maritime-inspired blue, this shade presents in the navy family, but with a happier, more dynamic setting. The name alone signifies a relaxing vacation and encouraging escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones.
While the majority of the Autumn/Winter palette trends toward calmness, a few deviations from the theme emerge that offer a contrast. This color gives the feeling of a happy sunny day which can make any day better.
A tone of aqua that favors toward the green family, limpet is clear, clean and defined. Symbolic of clarity and freshness, its crisp and modern influences evoke a deliberate, mindful tranquility.
As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. The subtlety of the lilac undertone in, this color adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.
The high energy shade is an indication of excitement, inspiring free-spirited exploration to exotic but welcoming locales. An intense and fiery, yellow-based red, the vivid Fiesta provides a stark contrast to the calming, softer nature of this season’s palette.
A transitional color that will take us through the seasons, this color reveals as another strong neutral for the season. With simple, earthy quality, the softness and subtlety of Iced Coffee create a steady foundation when coupled with the rest of this season’s palette.
An unique, shift the envelope and leave the ordinary, illuminating an openness which combines with the rest of the palette in striking but serendipitous ways. The popularity of this brilliant hue is representative of nature’s persistent influence even in urban environments, a trend continuing to inspire designers.
So without further ado, take a friendlier look at the top trendy colors of this summer. Swap your credit card and give a whole new makeover to your wardrobe.
‘Stay classy and stay stylish.’