Oftentimes when we think of winter colors we tend to think of them as “fall and winter colors”. It’s as if to say that fall and winter colors are one in the same. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth because the winter color pallet is probably the most unique color palette known to the fashion industry. To learn more about what makes winter fashion colors stand out continue reading.
Five Winter Color Qualities
Winter colors are best described as:
- Being very clear – Winter colors look as if any water, dust or sheen has been drawn out of them. These are usually very pure colors.
- Bold vivacious colors – The winter color palette is loud and energetic. This is one thing that they share with autumn colors. However, unlike the autumn palette, the winter palette only uses bold colors in modest doses.
- Providing intense contrast – The presence of bold colors against the backdrop of deep neutrals makes for impressive contrasts.
- Silver based – Cool colors tend to be made up of blue. However, winter colors have a slight variation. They are blue-silver based. In contrast, autumn colors are gold based.
- Made for heroes and villains – Literature often paints the villain and hero in winter colors to signify a character as either wholly good or purely evil.
Common Winter Colors
- Blues – Royal, ice blue, cobalt
- Greens – Teal, Kelly, emerald
- Reds – Burgundy, ice pink, deep amethyst, rose
- Neutrals – Chalk white, black, navy, charcoal, silver
Winter Color Do’s and Don’ts
Do’s – Make rich neutral colors form the foundation of winter fashion and complete the look by adding a bold accent to your attire. For example, you could achieve that sophisticated winter look by combining a charcoal or navy pair pants with our charcoal ¾ sleeve t-shirt topped off with a charcoal pea coat and an icy pink scarf.
Don’ts – Try to avoid combining earth tones or dusty colors with winter colors. You should also stay away from wearing soft or muted tones when you’re already wearing winter colors because they can clash horribly with winter colors.
We’ve just shown you several qualities that make winter colors stand out along with tips on how to use winter colors in your wardrobe. How will you incorporate winter colors into your winter wardrobe? We’d love to know, so please leave a comment below!