The fall/ winter 2013-2014 fashion trends would hardly be so smashing, yet there not be the fall/ winter 2013-2014 color trends, which have already been announced by Pantone. So why to give so much importance to colors? Because, they create the mood in fashion, they dictate trends and style, they are the soul and the body of the up and coming fashion trends! For the new cold season, colors are more muted and softer, this way highlighting the idea of elegance and femininity. Although in fall and winter nature isn’t particularly happy with bright shades, the fall/ winter 2013-2014 color trends are vibrant, varied, exciting and rich, promising to make your fall styling a whole lot more inspirational than you can imagine. Below, we suggest you take a look at the hottest fall 2013 colors, according to the reports of Pantone University and to what we saw during the Fashion Week!
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #1: Emerald Green: The marvelous emerald green trend makes a flawless transition from summer to fall, bringing a touch of elegance and refinement to our wardrobes. Appropriate both for everyday wear and for special occasions, emerald green fascinates and sparkles any time of the year. It makes the best combination with purple, blue, orange, yellow, white and other neutral shades. This fall, emerald green also comes in a variety of shades, such as sea green or jade. Emerald green inspired such fashion designers for fall, as Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Tibi, Prada, Oscar de la Renta and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #2: Linden Green: Apparently, fall 2013 is going to be a season of greens, since the color trends reveal different stunning shades of green, of which linden green is the lightest tone. The lovely yellow-toned light green brightens up the rich fall 2013 colors, bringing a touch of romanticism to early fall. Linden green makes dark green colors softer, creating the most stylish looks in tandem with them. Linden green can be found in the fall 2013 collections of Hervé Léger, Missoni, Rodarte, Costello Tagliapietra, and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #3: Deep Lichen Green: Very close to dark olive and light camouflage, deep lichen green is the color of moss, very relevant to khaki. It’s the third trendy green for fall 2013, which is a bit complex color to wear, since it tends to make your skin a little pale, even giving it an earthy glow. Vivacious deep lichen green makes gorgeous pairs with the other fall/ winter 2013-2014 trendy colors, especially with koi, turbulence gray and linden green. Deep lichen green caught the eye of such famous fashion designers as Pamella Roland, Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Minkoff, Rochas, Gucci, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, J. Mendel, Phillip Lim and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #4: Mykonos Blue: The name of this gorgeous color speaks for itself! It’s inspired from Mykonos, one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Mykonos blue comes to fall to give us a summer nostalgia and freshness. Mykonos blue is quite moody, meditative and universally flattering. It makes great color pairs with emerald green and turbulence gray, koi and refreshing pink. In addition to Mykonos blue, many fashion designers also gave preference to other shades of blue, such as cobalt blue, sapphire and Prussian blue. A huge number of designers used Mykonos blue in their fall 2013 collections, among them being Chanel, Kelly Wearstler, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #5: Acai Purple: This elegant purple color is obliged to acai berries, known as a “superfood.” Being a mixture of blueberry purple and black, acai purple is exotic, mystic, radiant and magical, which can be easily matched with a number of other colors for amazing fall looks. Suitable for self-confident women, who know a lot about fashion and style, acai purple looks incredible in tandem with emerald green, turbulence gray, blue, refreshing pink and red. For inspiration, look to the fall 2013 collections of Nanette Lepore, Alberta Ferretti, Balmain, Stella McCartney, Band of Outsiders, Guy Laroche and Chapurin.
In case you give preference to sophistication and romanticism, you may love to experiment with a lighter shade of purple, lilac. Light purple or lilac blends perfectly with another hot fall 2013 fashion trend – transparent materials. Together they create a light and ethereal look.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #6: Vivacious Fuchsia: Unruly, wild and sensual, vivacious deep fuchsia is one of the sexiest and most feminine fall 2013 colors. It’s a bright invigorating pink with a purple vibe, which looks most harmonious in satin and silk materials, leading to double sophistication and femininity. If you want to instantly draw attention, wear vivacious fuchsia from head to toe! Otherwise, pair it with acai purple or Mykonos blue for a real sartorial statement. Vivacious fuchsia comes in a few variations this fall, which are brash magenta, juicy amaranth and discreet lilac and purple. Vivacious fuchsia has been used a lot by Gucci, Tadashi Shoji, Marchesa, Diane Von Furstenberg, Balmain, Stella McCartney and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #7: Samba Red: Dramatic, bold and extravagant, samba red becomes an instant eye-opener especially, when you aren’t wearing any distracting accessories, but only some minimal details in darker shades. It’s hard to imagine any single season without the passionate red trend, which gets way more dramatic and expressive this year. In fact, red is the preferred hues of many fashion designers for fall, who have used many variations of it, from gentle pink to crimson and luxury maroon. A little red dress is a must have for fall 2013! Samba red makes a stylish color combination with emerald green. To know how to wear samba red, get inspired from the gorgeous fall 2013 collections of Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nina Ricci, Anna Sui and Rachel Roi.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #8: Koi Orange: Without going too far from the samba red, it’s time to discuss another hot fall 2013 color – deep orange. Koi is the name of the bright tropical ornamental fish, which instantly catches the eye with the dazzling, shimmering orange. Koi orange reflects nostalgia for the main colors of the past seasons. It looks incredible in combination with dark tones of green and blue, purple and gray, as well as lime green, coffee and turbulence gray. Bibhu Mohapatra, Tom Ford, Michael Kors and John Rocha are some of the fashion designers that showed their love for koi orange in their fall 2013 collections, while Gucci, Topshop Unique and John Rocha decided to add creativeness to the shade, bringing its variations, mainly ocher, bronze and mustard.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #9: Carafe Brown: Symbolizing femininity, sophistication and elegance, carafe brown or coffee is another hot fall 2013 color trend, which is a more glamorous alternative of timeless black. Warm carafe brown comes in a few variations this fall, which are cinnamon, brandy, burgundy and bourbon. Carafe brown creates the best color pairs with neutral, soothing colors, especially with pearl or milk. It also looks smashing with samba red, koi orange and vivacious fuchsia. Carafe brown becomes the favorite color of Tia Cibani, Donna Karan, Hermès, Lanvin, Prada and Max Mara this fall.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #10: Turbulence Gray: Universally flattering and relevant at all times, turbulence gray or dark mercurial gray is a big fall/ winter 2013-2014 color trend, which is less gloomy than black and more practical, versatile and elegant. The fashionable color symbolizes the very nature of fall, which is wet asphalt, graphite sky and the veil of the first light frost. Noble turbulence gray comes to prove that this shade doesn’t mean boring, especially when it’s matched with samba red, acai purple, koi orange, Mykonos blue, emerald green or vivacious fuchsia. Turbulence gray color was used in the fall 2013 collections of Tia Cibani, Badgley Mischka, Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior and Max Mara.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #11: Yellow: Yellow fashion takes a new turn in the fall 2013 season, being used mainly for brightening up your cold season looks. Thus, you can pick a yellow coat, a yellow fur vest or a yellow scarf. In case, you want more sunshine in fall, go for yellow dresses and head-to-toe yellow looks. You can get inspired from Versace, Bottega Veneta and Wes Gordon.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #12: Milk: The timeless and stylish white color gets warmer and lighter in fall 2013, being replaced by a milky white shade. Milk color is quite easy to wear, as it blends well with absolutely any other hue. Milk is the preferred hue of Celine, Valentino, Chapurin and Daria Bardeeva, this fall.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Color Trend #13: Black and White: Of course, fashion could be incomplete without the classic black and white colors. This fall too, they are voguish and hot, especially when put together. Think graphic combinations of blacks and whites, or black accents on white looks or vice versa. Christian Dior, Rodarte, Valentino, Altuzarra, Helmut Lang, Alberta Ferretti and Viktor & Rolf are some of the fashion houses that pictured black and white combos in their fall 2013 collections.
Besides the above mentioned fall/ winter 2013-2014 trendy colors, the cold season also brings pastel shades used mainly in outerwear, aquamarine, as well as impressive color combinations of blue and green tones, such as turquoise with aquamarine and lavender, emerald green with Mykonos blue.
To be perfect, you don’t necessarily need to take much effort: you only have to find the harmonious balance between individual preferences and the actual fashion trends. Skim through the fall/ winter 2013-2014 color trends and find your perfect match for outstanding looks!
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