April 14, 2014
Colour Trends For SS14
Colour theory and trend prediction is powerful, together working hand-in-hand a new colour palette is established with each coming season. Adopted by designers and brands, it is always interesting to see what has been channelled through the ideation to design process.
Being presented with a whole new set of colour trends is somewhat refreshing but can be considerably tricky to integrate into your current wardrobe. In this “how to” guide, we show you how to do just that and make some ace decisions along the way.
You’ll be pleased to know that one of the Spring shades of the moment is the transitional and reserved palette of grey. A harmonious compromise of silver and aluminium; this shade is remarkably versatile and give off a cool, fresh vibe.
Seen on the SS14 runway of designer Nicole Farhi; grey soft tones stole the show presenting a cohesively seamless daywear collection. Casual and smart pieces of outerwear complimented the relaxed and airy nature of garments. Execution was flawless and modern, giving neutral layering a distinctive edge.
Reassuringly very easy to wear, the integration of grey will lighten up darker layers of black, navy and burgundy. Whilst also teamed with brights and acid colours will effectively tone down your statement. Considerably easy to shop too, you can select one or two pieces of grey for a new Spring look. From accessories to outerwear you won’t be stuck for choice, have a gander at these greys…
Featured on many SS14 runways including Calvin Klein; this deep masterful shade appeared on everything from t-shirts to tailoring. Offset by greys and pale blue, these soothing tones compliment and juxtapose hard with soft.
Eye-catching and transitional, this colour has a noticeable happy built in energy. A blue that isn’t afraid to go un-noticed; this can be worn with every colour on the spectrum. Pair with light layers for a nautical instant summer hit or with dark colours to make a bold understatement. The simple addition of coloured socks can instantly add interest to an all black ensemble.
The beauty of this blue is that its bold, self-assuring and edgy. If your looking to invest in a new coloured piece of clothing that will really compliment your current attire… look no further.
One of this season’s signature shades is the cool and collected red; often referred to as Cayenne for its exotic summery connotations. As seen in Galliano’s show for SS14; this shade is the most versatile out of the three as it’s really easy to pull off when worn. If your looking for something a little different this red effectively gives your daily look that bit of extra spice.
With the weather’s current improvements and nearing towards summer finally, opting for this new red shade will instantly compliment your current wardrobe and accentuate your summer essentials. You can work it around your existing pieces and paired with neutrals and darks it really works.
This shade comes in all different forms of fashion, trousers, tees outerwear and accessories; it’s a winner every time. There is also something quite timeless about this shade; come autumn it will be perfect for the change of season. To give you a heads up, cayenne works beautifully with tan and navy, have a look at our best picks…
Working new shades into your daily style doesn’t have to be a strenuous task; mixing and matching colours that you love can be fun and essentially look great. Going out and investing in the new on trend colour scheme involves some thought and style consistency. Feel confident enough to try something if it catches your eye. Your summer attire can be re-defined for the better if you take care in your decision-making. As you can see, all of these colours look great when worn, so most of the work is already done for you! Enjoy embracing a new shade this Spring.