Monday, 12 December 2016

Top 10 Picks for S/S 2017 - Women's Color Forecast


Orchid is the most saturated hue in the pastel palette. Evolving from lighter shades of lilac, orchid embraces bright purple tones.

Dark Salmon

Dark salmon brings something new to the pastel palette, with coral undertones.


This season, bluebell is one of the most essential hues of the season. Tones range from a cloudy shade to a slight aqua undertone.


Buttermilk offers a creamy yellow pastel in contrast to the more saturated daffodil.


Subtropics explores a well-rounded palette of mid-tones. Warm colors like lava, Indian red and chili powder apply orange and red undertones, adding spice to the group. Crimson red remains relevant along with oasis, this season’s teal hue. Yellow is featured in marigold and a brown cast mustard seed. Other fashion colors include cerise pink, purple rain and juniper green. Syrup is offered as a new warm brown hue.

The teal conversation continues to be relevant with this season’s oasis.

Chili Powder

Shades of copper have become a major focus over the past several seasons, evolving to a warm chili powder.


The Shore palette features faded mid-tones that borrow from the scenery of the Northern California coast. A complete range of new neutrals brings newness to the group, including tawny, bisque, hay stack and taupe. Brittle enters as a warmer Spring alternative to camel. Tones like sea glass, dove and lavender grey give off a cloudy, yet soft feeling. Antique white fits right in as a weathered alternative.

Periwinkle is the brightest color in the Shore palette, evolving from a softer chambray hue.

Antique Rose

Antique rose brings something fresh to the traditional range of pinks. As a mid-tone, the color is fully saturated and looks best when paired with delicate materials.


Dusk features jewel tones as well as dark, rich neutrals. Familiar favorites include maroon and ivy, while on the base end of the conversation, olive and navy remain powerful. Blue alternatives include an intense shade of indigo, as well as deep sea, which signals that teal shades are still relevant. Brown tones include cacao and sludge. Mulberry, ivy and army round out the fashion color offering for the palette.

Olive remains a power player, though it becomes darker this season.


After the past few seasons with burgundy at the forefront of the jewel palette, maroon emerges with slight brown undertones.