Autumn/Winter trends are focused on natural tones and vibrant colours, all bold and vivid within their own right. A lot of the themes have followed through from the previous summer and spring months and the two colours that are still extremely apparent are Pantone’s colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Blue Serenity.
“The desires for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 colour palette that is led by the Blue family.
Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colours also appear throughout the collections.” – Pantone Colour Institute
Rose quartz is the one that stands out the most, particularly because it is a great neutral colour that pairs well with pretty much any colour its put with, making it a wardrobe and interior staple.
One thing that makes these colours the perfect winter companion is their warmth, something that in this country is desperately needed throughout those harsh winter months. There is nothing better than coming home to a warm, cozy house after being stuck in the wind and the rain in minus temperatures, and even better when your home looks as warm as it feels!
There have been a few new additions to the colour line up for the upcoming trend forecast; one that particularly stands out is the colour Sharkskin. A rich grey tone that breaks the mold of the neutral grey tones we are used to seeing, Sharkskin has created its own platform, inspiring bolder and more daring looks.
This season is full of rich tones, mustards, reds and greens; they are the ideal shades for making a statement this month and a great way to balance out the neutral tones and add a pop of colour to a room. The greens and reds are typical of this time of year as they represent Christmas, but don’t be put off using these because of that, these colours are great for a feature wall, or pairing with bold patterns to encapsulate that warmth of summer.
Blues are leading the way this season; it is a great colour to use and there are so many different shades that it can work in almost any environment. The colour Riverside has shown itself to be a big contender in this seasons must haves, it is rich and can be used either as the main feature or to accompany softer colours. We like the idea of using this on cushions, or through ornaments to add detail to a room.
If you want to know what colours are going to be the biggest sellers this season, then Pantone is the place to look. Along with their colours of the year, which this year is rose quartz and serenity, they also have colours of the season, and this season there are 10 different colours to look out for.