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Colors are essential to looking your best for the fall and winter period of 2017, with the top fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends ranging from the Pantone colors to the shades of red and metallic that were found all over the runway shows throughout the Fashion Weeks. The spring colors were gentle and lovely, but the fall and winter color trends of 2017 were already known to be warm and inviting, as well as extremely versatile.
Colors were all used throughout the different collections in New York, Milan, London and Paris, of course, but a few really stood out. Below, you’ll discover the top fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends that were the favorites of the biggest fashion houses and designers.
Fall 2017 Color Trends: Contents
1. Grenadine Red
2. Tawny Port
5. Bright Cherry
6. Purple Hanami
7. Ballet Slipper
8. Autumn Maple
9. Vibrant Orange
12. ‘70s Camel
13. Neutral Gray
16. Navy Peony
17. Shades Spruce
18. Golden Lime
20. Metallic Silver
The red shades are what stood out best out of the mix. From lighter to darker, gentle to rich and creamy, the reds are the biggest fall 2017 color trends. This includes the first Pantone shade of Grenadine, a dynamic and self-confident color that grabbed your attention and refused to let go. With subtle tones and a slight fade to it, the color coded 17-1558 was all over, particularly in New York with Adam Selman and Monse.
We also saw quite tawny bit of the Tawny Port hue, second on the Pantone fall 2017 color trends list and possibly the most classic elegant color on the list. It is a gorgeous dark shade that reminds us of good wine, looking amazing on so many runways and clothing designs, whether it be at Jason Wu or Victoria Beckham.
Tawny Port is sophisticated and perfect to wear to a party, especially as a solid color on its own. It has the Pantone color number of 19-1725.
Yeezy was teeming with burgundy and he was not the only one. One of the best fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends, the rich and darker red beauty was on lipsticks, as much as it was on clothing and looked delectable. You can wear it on near everything and look perfectly in style. It is elegant, classy and perfectly chaste while offering a good dose of sexy.
You cannot go wrong with a velvet burgundy dress either; we reckon your wardrobe will only thank you for it. Sophistication at its best, especially when spotted at the likes of Jil Sander or Tod’s!
Robe coats, crewneck sweaters, turtlenecks, wide-legged trousers, and even pointy stilettoes were dripping in crimson blood on the Fashion Week runways, making the shade one of the most coveted fall/ winter 2017-18 color trends. It even graced models’ lips.
We even noticed Gigi Hadid turn up in a sheer crimson turtleneck with matching culottes at Max Mara. We just could not get enough at that point. Definitely worth investing in a few crimson pieces for the cooler months!
Every runway show seemed to feature at least one bright cherry red piece or full outfit. The idea is to wear the fall 2017 color from head to toe, appearing as lovely slinky dresses at the likes of Prada and Versace, and more asymmetric and artful at Monse and Proenza Schouler.
Let it hug the body, let “Lady in Red” sing to you, and let yourself feel how romantic this color truly is. It even looks good with ruffled hems and voluminous sleeves as per Giambattista Valli. Bright cherry boots made it onto the runways as well.
Dries Van Noten is among the many designers that expound on the purple coloring, particularly with gorgeous prints all over it, making the hue one of the main fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends. It is strong and deep, noble and creative, with a lovely connection to spring flowers, but still of a darkness worthy of the fall and winter.
Purple hues are a great way to show off personality as well, with the darker Purple Hanami being something of a treasure among the fall 2017 color trends.
Another on the Pantone fall 2017 color trends list is the hue known simply as Ballet Slipper under the number of 13-2808, a gorgeous gentle pink that brings princesses and spring mornings to mind. Pink is amazing on its own and while it may not be a top trend alone, the gentle Ballet Slipper pink certainly does appear enough to be considered so.
Between Christian Siriano and Sies Marjan, there is a lot of lovely elegant pink to consider for the fall, with its dusty effect and baby girl feel. It looks incredibly good on the very feminine suiting trend, in particular.
A very autumn look from the Pantone top colors for the fall 2017 season is through the Autumn Maple hue, which is rich, textured and certainly looks good enough to eat. Canadians can certainly appreciate this particular color trend and will probably be flocking towards the Coach 1941 and Proenza Schouler brands for a taste of the beloved maple look. On the Pantone list, it is numbered at 17-1145.
A surprisingly versatile hue, the vibrant orange is a top fall 2017 color trend. It is one that you can throw into your everyday wardrobe, for it has the sporty feel to it, while also dressing it up for a night out.
From Rihanna to Vetements, we saw a good amount of hi-vis orange on the runways, making it a color one can really go for in the cooler seasons. Not the first choice for many, but it certainly would look fun while you dance about among the colorful trees.
There is something quite rich and warm about a saffron hue, and that was something we saw quite a bit of on the different designer runway shows, from New York all the way to Paris. It reminds us of liquid gold and powdery wealth, bringing the yellow color trend of spring into the more colorful autumn hues. Saffron is by far a favorite and will be seen quite a bit on the street fashion looks, we are positive of that.
White shoes were the biggest thing on stage for the fall and winter trends of 2017, along with white coats, white tops, and white accessories. White was in, really, and we loved that. Vagabond, Dolce Vita, Reaction Kenneth Cole and many others featured the white ankle boots in particular.
White was trending both on the streets and on the runways, giving each look a brand new fresh image, appealing to a broad spectrum of ages. It is a versatile color that can easily take on the bolder hues.
With the shearling and leather looks in, we also see a whole lot of caramels and particularly a camel coloring. The coats are what mostly utilize this hue, and it is hard to say that it does not attract us. On the contrary, there is something quite versatile about the camel shading, seen everywhere from R13 to J.W. Anderson, Balmain to Marc Jacobs.
If you want a more Western theme and to embrace the ‘70s culture, go with the camel colored shearling coat. You simply cannot go wrong with it.
The name says it all. It is a dreary day gray, numbered 17-4402 on the Pantone list, where you hope against hope that it will clear up, and the sun will shine through. While seeing this gray in the sky may not be the happiest of moments, the neutral gray allows for some gorgeous fashion trends for the fall and winter seasons.
One of the top fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends, Neutral Gray is either an accent or a statement outfit that you are looking for in this hue and you will be happy to know that it fits in perfectly with the fall/ winter 2017-2018 fashion trends.
Neutrals are very much in for the fall of 2017 as a top trend, and it is positively delightful the way they have been utilized on everything from suits to robe coats, on corduroy and velvet and leather, among other top fabrics. We see nudes and light browns on the runways all over the place, with one suggested hue by Pantone also very much in style. That would be number 16-1341, also known as Butterum.
Butterum is gentle but rich and appears all over, from Marc Jacobs to Rosie Assoulin and Creatures of Comfort. Definitely a hue to look for come the fall season!
Reminiscent of the sun shining over blue waves, the Marina hue that was greatly featured on the Calvin Klein runway is fresh and bright, making everything seem so much more beautiful. It has a feel of cheerful elegance about it and is one of the most anticipated fall/ winter 2017-2018 colors, removing one from the dreariness of winter and transporting back to the marina on a summer’s day.
Numbered 17-4041, Marina blue is on the Pantone list of top fall 2017 colors, looking just perfect with the reds and grays that are among the season’s most coveted hues.
A darker blue is always a great fall and winter trend, with 2017 being no different. Pantone has picked correctly in putting in the Navy Peony, a versatile shade of dark blue that is incredibly easy to mix and match with and have loads of fun.
Navy Peony is a very elegant shade, cool and almost detached, but with a special kind of power to it. It has been utilized on dresses and suits all over, from Gabriela Hearst to Phillip Lim, and is entirely too sleek. Certainly a color trend to buy into this fall! The official Pantone color is 19-4029.
Positively gorgeous and looking incredibly delectable on velvet, the Shaded Spruce color is one of our favorites on the Pantone list of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends that finds its way onto the Brandon Maxwell and Oscar de la Renta collections especially.
It is perfect as a monochrome outfit hue, positively charming and delightfully suitable for all skin types. We loved the look on the runway and will definitely be investing in number 19-4524 creations within the coming season.
This can fit into the yellow collection as well, but in terms of greens it is quite the fresh hue. Yellow and green were huge for spring, and they seem to be continuing onto the fall season as well. While the yellows have a warmer appeal though, this particular combination is a golden alternative that is both cheerful and mellowed out.
Pantone color number 16-0543 is certainly a lovely one when paired with silks and satin materials. It is just neutral enough on its own and looks amazingly well on the Tory Burch and J. Crew runway shows, among so many others.
The darker, lovelier, evergreen hue is certainly a top seller, bringing to mind incredible nature that stands perfectly green among the snowy landscapes. It has been used on coats, dresses, scarves, pants and everything in between, reminiscent of all that remains beautiful, when the days get colder.
Many designers across the board opted for the evergreen color among their collections, and we can be sure that it will be a hit among customers as well.
The space-age concept was taken to new heights on the different runway shows, be it in New York, London, Milan or Paris. There is something entirely too attractive about silver, and when you add the metallic edge, it is by far one of the most coveted fall/ winter 2017-2018 color trends on the streets to date.
We might even see it surpass the power of the red in the coming seasons. From Chanel to J.W. Anderson and Mugler, the slick silver look was all the rage.
Photos via Vogue