Colour trends in the fashion industry for the year 2019

Chromotherapy a.k.a colour therapy has theories in which they state, a person’s mental, emotional, and sometimes even physical state can be manipulated with the use of colour. And naturally, the easiest way to add some colour to your life starts from your wardrobe.

Pantone has announced the colour of the year, Living Coral. I was exposed to Pantone in 2010 when the colour of the year was Turquoise. And since then I’ve followed a ritual of owning at least a fabric, of any sorts, with Pantone’s colour of the year in my wardrobe and I blame Pantone for conspicuous reasons!

Apart from the colour of the year, there are various other colours which trend for the year around. The fashion industry introduces and propagates a sea of colours tempting us (or me) which will be adopted by the clothing brands and various other sectors under fashion. Millennial pink is one of colour that took the fashion industry by storm and it still does. This colour is sourced as a timeless colour which will last for a while in the industry. Without much ado let’s get into the detail of the article.

Living Coral

Pantone states the colour of the year as “animating and affirmative shade of orange with gold undertones” which oozes out vibrancy and optimism. Also according to Pantone, “Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

I believe, the colour will allure, turn heads and comes admissible despite Summer, Winter, Fall or Spring. This sure will make you pop-bright amidst the crowd.

Styling tips: It blends effortlessly with nearby colours — oranges, neutrals, and even yellows — and helps turquoises and blues pop.

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Powder Blue

The term by itself gives a fresh, soft and calm vibes. Powder blue, besides,  has well-known properties in chromotherapy: a fresh hue that calls to mind feelings of serenity and calmness. This has to be my second favourite colour in the list. There are various ways to style this colour and it also applies to men’s style due to its pastel unisex tone.

Styling tips: Denim is one of the simplest ways to include powder blue in your wardrobe. It could be a pair of jeans, a chic denim jacket, overalls or a sexy denim shirt dress. Combine it with complementary colours like pinks, peach, and apricot or, for a closer blend, with greens or lavenders and mauves.

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Auburn Red

Auburn Red is my most favourite colour in the list. The earthy hues blended with red adds more elegance to it. It tones down the bright red with a hint of brown, it is a perfect shade for all skin tones and exceptionally beautiful during Spring, Summer and Winter. This shade is a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe.

Styling tips: Burgundy works well with shades of grey, such as light grey or charcoal grey. It also pairs beautifully with turquoise, golden yellow, and umber.

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Olive Green

Although green has been my least favourite, few shades of green such as olive green, mint green, bottle green and teal have attracted me in recent days.

Styling tips: To highlight olive green, pair it with its complement colours ranging from reds to violets. For a more natural feel, combine it with navy and light greys.

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Cobalt Blue

Ultimately, blue is the warmest colour and every year there will be a hue of blue in the list of trending colours. This year there are two shades in the list. Cobalt blue is a vibrant shade of blue and also a universal favourite. It adds instant oomph and levels up your poise.

Styling tips: The colour goes well with silver, off-white, and black as well as shades of yellow and its complementary colour, orange.


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Mentioned here are a few of the significant colours which will be trending in 2019. When it comes to colours there’s always something fascinating and eternal. If you’ve predicted any colour that will be trending in 2019 do let me know in the comments.

Note: I have referred Harpersbazaar and for the styling tips. Cheers!

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