One of my favorite things about watching the major runway shows for fall is seeing what the big color trends for fall are, so let’s look at this season’s color trends.
Color trends for fall 2019
There were plenty of stunning autumnal shades for this fall and winter that you might have expected to see.
But there was also a touch of the unexpected with some of the colors on show.
Here, I take a look at 10 of the most beautiful colors on the runways, as well as 5 neutrals to wear them with.
1. Color trends for fall: Deep burgundy
It’s no surprise to find burgundy among the fall 2019 color trends on the catwalk.
And, indeed, there were plenty of traditional burgundies to be seen on the runways.
But, there was also this deeper, darker shade which had a touch of blue added to it to create a shade sitting somewhere between burgundy and purple. In some cases, it was almost black.
Roland Mouret – Zimmermann – Zimmerman
2. Rusty red color trend
Is it a red, an orange or a brown? It’s a mix of the three, meaning that it looked very much like the changing colors of autumnal leaves.
Definitely one of the most autumnal color trends on the catwalks!
Salvatore Ferragamo – Givenchy – Oscar de la Renta
3. Color trends for fall: Bright red
If you prefer a more traditional red when it comes to choosing which of the color trends for fall to follow, there was plenty of that on the catwalks too.
Some designers dressed their models in top-to-toe red, while others went for a more subtle take on this primary color.
Hellessy – Roland Mouret – Hellessy
For a lot more inspiration to wear this color, check out this article on how to wear red.
4. Color trends for fall: Pinky peach
This was one of the unexpected colors on the runways.
While a peach shade, or pink, is generally associated with spring or summer, it was used for fall against a backdrop of darker shades.
So, if you did invest in any peach pieces for summer, don’t relegate them to the back of your closet. Think about how you could wear them for fall.
Versace – Acne Studios – Rejina Pyo
For more inspiration on this color, check my guide on how to wear pink.
5. fall color: Sunshine yellow
Another unexpected shade for fall, sunshine yellow will bring a touch of warmth to even the coldest of days.
For more inspiration, take a look at this piece on how to wear yellow.
Hellessy – Maison Rabih Kayrouzz- Kate Spade New York
6. Color trend for fall: Warm orange
Another sunny color used for winter and fall was orange. You could pair with black or neutrals as shown by some of the big name designers.
But, orange would also look beautiful with other shades such as navy or purple.
Salvatore Ferragamo – Oscar de la Renta – Sies Marjan
For more inspiration also check out this article on how to wear orange.
7. Autumn color trends: Forest green
There were a squillion shades of green on the runways, so you will be on trend no matter which hue of green you opt for.
But, particularly beautiful was this shade of forest green, or jewel-like emerald.
Oscar de la Renta – Sies Marjan – Hellesy
For more inspiration, also check out our guide on how to wear green.
8. Color trends for fall 2019: Aubergine
Purple has been on trend for a few seasons now and it was still featured very heavily on the runways.
There was a darker hue of purple which was stunning, as well as a paler shade of lavender.
Maison Rabih Kayrouzz- Kate Spade New York – Roland Mouret
Pastel shades are usually associated with spring and summer. But, designers opted to showcase this shade of lavender for autumn.
It looked particularly lovely used to offset a dark gray.
Tom Ford – Tom Ford – Kate Spade New York
10. Ocean blue
Just as there were many shades of green on the runways, there were also so many shades of blue it’s hard to choose.
There were paler blues mixed with some gray to give them more of a cool, winter feel, and this darker ocean blue, which was more dramatic.
Salvatore Ferragamo – Sies Marjan – Christian Siriano
You may also like our guide on how to wear navy blue.
The best color trends for fall: Neutrals
1. Deep navy
This shade of blue was used as a neutral on many catwalks, and it’s easy to see why.
It almost looked black in certain lights, and it would be hard to find a color it didn’t go with.
Sies Marjan – Christian Dior – Sportmax
2. Glorious gold
What could make a bigger impact than gold? Many designers opted to dress their models in top-to-toe gold, or even just a sprinkling of the shade.
You can wear gold as a neutral with pretty much any other shade. You could also wear as daywear by teaming with knitwear or more casual pieces.
Celine – Altuzarra – Celine
3. Gorgeous gray
Proving that gray doesn’t have to be dull, designers opted to add interest to their gray through the use of texture.
I loved Acne Studios gray leather coat – particularly the way it was teamed with the orange accessories.
Christian Dior – Acne Studios – Hellessy
You may also enjoy our extensive guide on how to wear gray.
4. Beautiful beige
While beige or camel can be seen as something of an ‘old lady’ color, it can also look very contemporary.
You could team it with a shade you might not expect to see it paired with, such as red.
Some beiges had a hint of pink while others had some gray mixed in so they were more of a taupe.
Maison Rabih Kayrouz – Sies Marjan – Roland Mouret
5. Coffee brown
Brown is one of those colors that you may not consider wearing. But, designers proved that it can actually look very beautiful.
The key is choosing a lovely material such as silk, satin or cashmere to make sure that your brown pieces don’t look dull.
You could also take a leaf out of Kate Spade’s fashion book and team your brown with unexpected shades such as blue and purple.
Rejina Pyo – Emilia Wickstead – Kate Spade New York
These should give you plenty of inspiration for your wardrobe for fall.
If you want to get started with your fall wardrobe right away, you will enjoy the fall 2019 capsule wardrobe I created for you!
Which of these color trends for fall is your favorite? Do you already have some of these shades in your closet?