Summary: A combination of vibrant colors and earth tones will be in trend this fall. Based on current fashion trends, some popular color trends 2023 fall will include rich hues like shades of red, deep blues, and ochre/coral. Muted colors like beige, sage green, and lavender are also expected to be popular as they evoke feelings of warmth, stability, and connection to the natural world.
What is a fall season without some interesting color trends? Fashion embraces newer styles with the changing of the seasons, and fall is no different.
There are some timeless fall/winter colors in the fashion world, but 2023 is looking at rich jewel tones and bold hues, in particular. Trend forecaster WGSN, in association with the innovative color system Coloro, has predicted key color trends 2023 that include a mix of bright and subtle hues.
Pantone Color Institute’s Fall/Winter 2022-23 color palette released at the New York Fashion Week included bright, bold colors alongside earthy hues. WGSN’s color palette has a similar spectrum for this year. It includes the color of the year, Digital Lavender, Astro Dust, Galactic Cobalt, Apricot Crush, and Sage Leaf.
Here’s a rundown of all the color trends 2023 fall has in store.
In design, color is the cornerstone of creativity. It is the starting point of every design conversation. But most of the time, people don't know where to begin.
Palettes are a great tool to help a designer figure out where to start. While creating an outfit, designers could go with universal fall colors, but it’s worth hopping on to color trends of the year.
While Pantone’s color of the year is a peppy Viva Magenta, WGSN is pinning it on Digital Lavender. Let’s look at all the color trends 2023 fall is expected to see in fashion designs this year.
As per the WGSN forecast, Digital Lavender (Coloro134-67-16) is the color of 2023. It is the color of renewed optimism. The color expresses the growing demand for health-boosting calm-tainment and digital therapy. The hue emerges to offer tranquility in the post-pandemic world.
Brands have already picked up the color for their latest designs. Remember Lily Collins’ lavender dress in Emily In Paris? It is perfect for chic knits, the very much in-trend pastel blazers, mini dresses, and flouncy jackets. Digital Lavender is one of the leading color trends 2023 has to offer.
The deep red takes inspiration from the dusty landscape of Mars. Inspired by space exploration, the color is one to experiment with. Astro Dust (Coloro 010-42-20) ‘captures the desire to explore remote terrains’, making it best suited for sportswear, outerwear, and knitwear.
The deep mineral tone is a gender-inclusive color that will add a bright pop of color to neutral outfits. Prabal Gurung, Paco Rabanne, and Ulla Johnson have used this mid-tone red in their fall shows.
A dynamic color, Galactic Cobalt (Coloro 120-28-32) is inspired by the Metaverse and other new spaces. The tech-driven shade of deep blue connects to ‘escapism and extended reality’ and is the right shade for functional activewear.
One of the on-trend jewel tones of the year, it can amp up occasionwear like party dresses, coordinated jackets and trousers, and outerwear like blazers. The saturated shade offers intensity for evening wear like bandage dresses and gowns. Fendi’s latest fall runway collections have made use of this versatile color.
Wise like a sage, this is a color to rest, reflect, and slow down. Sage Leaf (Coloro 072-45-06) is designed to lower anxiety. While it has been loved in interiors, the color is now being embraced by many labels. The quiet and settling green is ideal for minimalistic designs like smart separates and blends right in with a camouflage print.
Designers can go with WGSN predictions and feature it in refined basics, brushed jerseys, soft knits, stone-washed denim, and faux furs. When used in natural fabrics, it will mark a return to sustainability in clothing and emerge through their textured weaves.
Brands looking to instill energy into their fall designs should go with Apricot Crush, (Coloro 024-65-27), one of the WGSN predictions for color trends 2023. Belonging to the orange family, Apricot Crush is pale yet bright and designed to inject fresh energy into outfits.
As a scarf or muffler, it will offer the user warmth and joy. It is just the right accent to lift an all-neutral outfit. Designers can make use of this vibrant hue in outerwear, activewear, loungewear, and knitwear.
The year 2023, in general, has brought in a diverse set of colors – from the vivacious Viva Magenta to the calming Digital Lavender. All the color trends 2023 WGSN has predicted for the fall carry forward the same thought – balancing vibrant hues and earth colors.
Designers can pick suitable ones depending on the brand’s aesthetics. Connect with the right fabric suppliers and manufacturers via Fashinza to get on-trend with the latest colors this fall.
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