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J4L: Pantone colours Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection

Date: 15-Aug-2016 - Written by Debbie Davies

Brighten your world with this great colour collection.

What are your feelings about blue as a colour? According to the Pantone Institute, blue is the leading colour for this Autumn’s style palette.

                   The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

Blue skies are always positive and uplifting, but even when the sky is cloud filled and rain is falling you can add optimism to your outfit by accessorising with positive vibrant colours to lift your spirits.

Want to know how to add these fabulous colours to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe? You are spoilt for choice with this colour palette and there is a classy moody tone to match every occasion.

Be practical but stylish with the PRIME HIDE SMALL BLUE LEATHER LADIES ZIP TOP CROSSBODY BAG

Great for keeping your essentials in one place, yet small enough not to detract from your outfit. This blue adds a pop of colour without being overwhelming.

Team it with the matching PRIME HIDE WINDERMERE COLLECTION LADIES BLUE LEATHER POUCH STYLE PURSE

 

Combine several of this seasons’ colours- airy blue, taupe and mustard in a small but practical bag for everyday use. Made from soft calfskin leather with a flap closure, removable wrist strap and 3 useful internal compartments this is a perfect bag for keeping all your essentials easy to access.

 

Add the Pantone Autumn/Winter colour palette to your working wardrobe

This Sharkskin Grey is anything but boring.  It has a slight edge but goes perfectly as a contrast to some of the brighter colours and is a staple colour for work. Switch from boring black for your work gear and treat yourself to a gorgeous Italian leather briefcase- grey with taupe looks so stylish and with this you certainly mean business.

           

PIQUARDO GREY ITALIAN LEATHER BRIEFCASE WITH Keep your money essentials together with the ADAPELL LADIES BLACK AND GREY MULTI COLOUR WALLET PURSE

Leather is a fabulous texture for grey – treat the gentleman in your life to a gorgeous Armani jeans styled grey belt with great textured pattern.

 

If you want to be more adventurous then the bolder colours in this seasons’ Pantone colour palette will bring a smile to your face. Some of these colours take a lot of confidence to pull off in a full outfit so opt for accessories to celebrate the colour without overwhelming the eye.

 

Who doesn’t love red? This season’s red is far more wearable than traditional scarlets or crimsons. It has a warmth and softness to it that doesn’t detract from the impact, but is far kinder to most skin tones. Add a flash of colour with lipstick in aurora red or really stand out at the office with a statement handbag in gorgeous Italian leather

KENNETH BROWNNE LADIES RED ITALIAN LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG - HANDBAG

PRIME HIDE CELINO RFID BLOCKING RED LEATHER MATINEE PURSE

   

To keep your credit cards and money safe why not invest in a RFID secure purse in red and taupe- two colours for the price of one

Warm taupe for a softer take on earth tones

 

Taupe is one of those colours that seems to work for everyone. It is much kinder on skin tone than white but has more depth of colour than traditional beige. It has the advantage of pairing well with every other shade in the Autumn colour palette and can soften some of the brighter shades to make those colours more wearable. It is also a sophisticated alternative to the black, white grey combination so often found in the working wardrobe.

If you need a multi-purpose bag for work, then a briefcase that works effortlessly as a handbag is a great solution. Elegant and stylish in warm taupe the TUSCANY LEATHER PALERMO WOMEN'S SAFFIANO LEATHER 3 COMPARTMENT BRIEFCASE is a gorgeous choice.

 

 

Team it with a neat purse form the Windermere collection- a TAUPE LEATHER DOUBLE ZIPPED PURSE

Pink for Autumn- surely not? Pink is often thought of as a Spring colour- unless of course it is the lovely warm and sophisticated shade that is Dusky Cedar. The colour of the year from Pantone was an interesting combination of pink and blue- teaming Rose Quartz with Serenity and this Autumns’ Dusky Cedar is a definite nod towards the Rose Quartz shade. You can see how Autumn/Winter 2016 colours use elements of this interesting colour combination.

http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016


Dusky Cedar adds an earthiness to the lighter rose quartz and is the new way to include pink into your style, without being overtly girly.

TULA LADIES LEATHER SATCHEL BAG - Make a bold declaration of your love of pink with a back to school satchel. Practical but beautiful with a ton of useful compartments and pockets and a long shoulder strap this is a must have for pink lovers.

Autumn is still green

While leaves turn brown and fall there are still evergreens brightening the Autumn landscape. Green as a fashion colour is sometimes thought off as tricky to pull off. Certainly past neon greens have taken a bit of courage to wear. The Autumn/Winter shade of green in the pantone colour collection this year is far more flattering than an acid or lime green.

 

The human eye is more sensitive to shades of green, and sees more green variants than any other colour. This year’s lush meadow green is exactly that, lush, rich and with a lot of depth. It is brighter than most greens seen in nature and has a vibrancy that gives it warmth and elegance. Green can be difficult for some people to wear as green/red colour blindness is the most common form of colour blindness.

Try green on a smaller scale by accessorising with a pretty green purse. Or add a kick of green with a belt

NUVOLA PELLE SOFT COLLECTION HELENE LADIES SMALL GREEN LEATHER PURSE

 

If you are feeling more adventurous- try combining three of this season’s colours – green, blue and mustard for a bold statement and an eye catching combination

              

DUDU BAGS LADIES SMALL BIOKO MULITCOLOUR CROSSBODY BAG - COLOURFUL COLLECTION

The bolder end of the Pantone colour collection for this season includes a spicy mustard yellow that is less harsh than some yellows but is not for the fainthearted. It works well as a contrast colour as in the bag above or in a soft leather vintage bag as below.

DUDU BAGS TIMELESS VINTAGE YELLOW LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG

One of the richest colours in the collection is an earthy potters clay that would look fabulous in leather boots and jackets. It is a strong definitive colour, but flattering to the skin tone and very wearable.

Treat a gentleman to a biker jacket in this earth tone and turn a classic style into a fashionable one.This is definitely a jacket for borrowing!

WOODLAND MENS TAN LEATHER BIKER JACKET - SR012

Add a travel bag/pouch and he’s all set to go

For a more feminine take on this rich colour- organise your life with a great crossbody bag that has the capacity to hold everything you need, whether at work or play. PRIME HIDE SOFT BROWN LEATHER TOP ZIP CROSS BODY BAG STYLE 903

 

The final colour in the collection is the wonderfully named Bodacious. - To be bodacious is to be: impressive, awesome, brave in action, remarkable, prodigious. (Urban Dictionary definition)

This is probably one of the season’s most fun colours and slightly unexpected within the colour group. It is a soft purple that again is a gentle nod to Serenity and Dusky Rose and it combines well with the blues and grey of the palette. Definitely a fun night out colour it looks great in a clutch bag. PRIME HIDE LADIES FLAPOVER FUCHSIA LEATHER CLUTCH BAG WITH SHOULDER STRAP

 

 

Or for travelling light try this travel purse in a bold combination of blue, red and purple

DUDU BAGS LADIES SMALL SOFT FUCHSIA MULTICOLOUR LEATHER TRAVEL PURSE

 

Whatever your colour preferences- this Autumn/Winter colour palette from Pantone has something for the conservative to the more adventurous. Make it a colourful season.

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