As well as all of the key fashion trends for Fall 2018, such as what length skirt designers favored, the materials they used, and the shapes they created, there’s another very important consideration for the season – and that’s what colors are on trend for Fall 2018.
Here’s a full rundown of all fall 2018 color trends and the major hues used in the Fall 2018 runway shows which are most stylish and flattering for women over 40!
Ready for 2019? You can also read about the spring 2019 trends, spring shoe trends and the spring shoe trends
Some shades were, as you would expect, very autumnal, such as russet browns, deep burgundy, and olive green. But others came as a surprise, such as bright blues and oranges. For other designers, the unexpected came not in the colors themselves, but in the combination of shades…
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The Pantone Color Institute also rounded up the main colors used on the runway shows, and you ‘ll see many of these featured by all the major fashion houses.
Violet was one of the hues of the summer, and it’s still here for fall and winter. While during the warmer months, it was all about pastel hues and, indeed, there were still lots of those on the runways for fall, as the weather turns colder, the hue has also given way to a darker violet shade, which is much more sophisticated for women over 40.
Alberta Ferretti paired his purples with burgundy, showing just how stylish purple could look teamed with burgundy boots from the top shoe trends for fall.
Teal is always beautiful paired with white for summer. And, designers proved it is equally stunning for fall 2018 by giving the shade a darker, more muted feel and using this sea-green shade along with other autumnal shades such as burgundy, mustard yellow and neutrals.
Pink is another color which has been bang-on-trend for a number of seasons. We’ve seen all shades of this hue from the palest pastel to deep fuschia. This time around, pale pinks were still on display, but THE pink of fall 2018 was a shade the color experts at Pantone have called Pink Peacock.
I love Oscar de la Renta‘s take on the trend; teaming fuschia pants with a crisp white shirt in a way which was not only on trend but also very sophisticated for older women. Many designers chose to go with pink teamed with the next color!
Another trend which has crossed over from summer to fall is the combination of red and pink. But designers also chose to dress their models top-to-toe in bright, poppy red. There were stunning coats adorned with brooches from Oscar de la Renta , who also showcased red teamed with burgundy, while Tibi’s show featured flowing orange-red dresses with red accessories.
As well as bright poppy red, designers showcased a more subtle shade of burgundy. As well as featuring on full-length coats from Roksanda , sexy dresses from Bottega Veneta and Givenchy, and tailoring from Alexander McQueen, there are also some striking burgundy boots among the 12 major shoe trends for fall 2018.
Yellow has been a feature on the runways for the past couple of seasons, and it’s showing no signs of going anywhere for fall! This time around, it’s a spicy, mustardy shade that pairs well with other hues in the fall 2018 autumnal palette. Roksanda , in particular, had a mix of mustardy and more vibrant shades, some teamed with a floral print and burgundy accents.
While navy blue is a traditional choice for fall and winter, and was still showcased by many big-name fashion houses, perhaps the biggest color surprise for fall 2018 was a brighter blue. Nebulas blue was teamed with equally bright yellow by Roksanda , with complementary shades of blue by Tibi and in full-length coats by the Lebanese fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz.
Another surprise for fall was the bright shades of orange used by the likes of Lanvin and Maison Rabih Kayrouz. While we’re used to seeing more muted tones of burnt orange for autumn and, indeed there is a beautiful shade among the neutrals below, designers chose very bright shades of orange, which made a wonderful partner to navy blue. There is also plenty of inspiration in this piece on how to wear navy. Oscar de la Renta, meanwhile, used a slightly more subdued shade, teamed with black embroidery.