Burnt sienna, rose quartz, copper blush. I think my fascination with the names given to colours started when I was allowed to examine my elder sibling’s oil paints, which quickly morphed into a love of makeup shades (one palette is very similar to another really). I still find it really interesting how fashion and interior trends, especially when it comes to colours, interweave and overlap. And no matter how much I scoff at the loftily announced Pantone colour of the year, I can’t deny that my shopping choices are inevitably influenced. So I thought I’d share some of the hues that have been catching my eye (and things I’ve been buying natch).
After succumbing to the joys of bralettes (if you’re still not sure what they are, read this post), I picked up a couple of pretty ones in Topshop in my new favourite colours. They feel so feminine and comfy too. I’m also loving that deep tan colour you find so often in wood or leather and suede that goes so well with denim. And as for interiors, the contrasting tints of copper blush and soft grey look beautiful put together in a room.The Pantone colour of the year Rose Quartz, with its paler, subtler take on pink takes nude to another level that works so well with blues and more ruddy, earthier colours. I recently had a little shopping spree at New Look and found some great pieces such as this cute, denim tee with frayed edges – can’t wait to wear it with cropped trousers when the sun comes – and this boxy, slouch sweater in a rich saffron colour.
Toast has definitely got it right with this coat, combining burnt sienna and navy as well as other pieces in gorgeous ochre and cobalt blue shades that also look great with metallics (like copper and rose gold). The funny thing is, this colour palette feels quite autumnal rather than summery doesn’t it, which suits me fine as it still feels very much like winter round here so these new trends are fitting in nicely with my mood. I guess things might eventually blend into brighter orange and yellows, or a whiter shade of pale when the temperature rises (soon please). Finally, I just have to mention my new patent loafers, which are a very practical black and go with everything (which is lucky).
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