Well ladies, the temperatures have dropped, Autumn is here and the colours in the shops are changing accordingly! I'm all for planning your wardrobe and where better to start than with your colour palette. So now's a good time to take you through the colours you'll be seeing a lot of for the next few months and hopefully help you decide which ones to go for.
There are ten Autumn colour trends and experts Pantone describe the overall palette
as "earthy neutrals", ..."evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security".
So here they are, along with a little inspiration on how to wear them.
A cool and soothing greenish-gray that works really well as a neutral with the rest of the palette.
This colour looks really rich with taupe, tan, denim and white and will suit those with fairer colouring better than the darker khaki colour that's also everywhere this season. (See Dried Herb below)
Think grey, overcast stormy skies: this charcoal is a luxurious colour that gives clothes a real look of quality.
Another great neutral to have in any wardrobe, it makes a good alternative to black and goes really well with a multitude of other colours. This is the one to buy your wardrobe staples like coats and jackets in.
A rich, warm shade that makes everything look expensive. In the shops you'll note it's been interpreted in a range of shades from camel through to mustard.
Looks fab with denim, white, black, burgundies, greys etc. And of course in coats. Have a look at my previous blog "25 Great Camel Coats" before you buy.
An olive green once thought of as strictly safari or military, Dried Herb is elevated this season to be sophisticated and chic.
You'll see lots of this colour in the shops, in coats, jackets, jumpsuits and shoes. It's best on those with red or dark hair. The ultimate neutral, you can wear it with black, browns, white, tan, burgundy, camel and denim.
Fab on its own or as a rich contrast to other hues, Marsala is a winey red-brown that adds finesse to the palette.
Fab with taupe, denim, creams, navies and mustard. Those of you with dark colouring can go for the deeper, richer burgundies but fairer complexions are better off sticking to the softer versions of the colour.
A lush and elegant teal, Biscay Bay combines the serene qualities of blue wit