Calling all #colornerds!
If you’re anything like me, the weather is a big influence on your style, your mood, and your aesthetic. Here in Portland, Oregon, we recently had a snow storm that definitely put me in a wintery mood. This Winter Color Chart is inspired by the contrast between the earthy grey and blues of the weather and the bright jewel tones of the holiday season!
Are hue ready? 😉 Here’s the 2016/2017 Winter Color Chart!
And, as always, a breakdown of the colors…
Don’t let grey skies dampen your spirit! Embrace the moody neutrals of winter with stormy blues, a mocha brown, or a twilight purple. Texture is key when wearing an ensemble of neutrals, so play it up with a chunky knit, classic plaid, or faux-fur accents.
While a cheery red and festive green can look a bit too Christmas-y, a mauve or lipstick pink is perfect when paired with a rich emerald tone. Because they’re opposites on the color wheel, dark green and pink – from a more neutral mauve to a poppy strawberry tone – bring out the best in each other. This trend also plays off the popularity of rose gold, so don’t be afraid to work in some metallics to really make these colors shine!
Darker shades of red, green and blue are perfect for winter. From a ruby red, to an ocean teal, to a navy blue, these colors add vibrancy without being too bright. Throw in a pop of red, or pair with a neutral oatmeal tone for the ideal balance of color.
Here’s the chart again! When I’m feeling stuck for a fun color combo, I like to look at these seasonal color charts for inspiration. Check out how each column, row, or even diagonal grouping creates a unique, unexpected combination of colors!
If you’d like to download a printable version of this 2016/2017 Winter Color Chart, click here! The file even includes a chart with hex-codes for graphic designers or #colornerds.
And there you have it! WBT’s 2016/2017 Winter Color Chart. I hope this post inspires you to play with color this season – whether it’s as small as a new eyeshadow, or as big as painting a room in your house!
Share the #colornerd love! Which color or color combo is your favorite on this 2016/2017 Winter Color Chart? Tell me in the comments below!