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Color Trends and How to Put Them Into Your ClosetPosted by:Denise Butchko,
Color affects almost everything in my life.
Even my thoughts.
I’m not about “the little black dress” or the “crisp white blouse”. In fact, in my closet, neither of those items exist.
There are colors that I gravitate towards (in fact, people close to me could rattle off the top 3 without giving it a second thought). But that doesn’t mean that I only find those palettes appealing.
I love seeing what’s coming in color trends and how I can incorporate some of them into my life – and into my closet.
Here’s what I see trending as I wander through the city nearest to my heart – Chicago!
Metallics are still charging ahead.
They’ve gone from “trendy” options to foundational options, which, quite frankly, I love. And I have loved for decades. My wardrobe neutrals are brushed silver/grey tones and softened copper tones. Way jazzier and expressive than black.
The power of pink goes beyond “Pink” the entertainer, but performs in the same powerful way that Pink does when she’s on stage.
And the color is moving towards being accepted as “gender neutral”. That means that my godchild (Hey Cody!) can feel confident wearing the very on trend shirt I gave him that is totally pink. Now if I could just get him to shave the beard and mustache…
Pink Has a Sister – Mauve
Banish the image in your head of the 80’s Mauve Mother-of-the-Bride dress. Because while mauve feels like “an old” color, it’s also new. You can clearly see both in this photo of a Marshall Field’s (I know, it’s Macy’s. I don’t care) floor that has mauve stone installed during the 80’s and how it meshes with the latest clothing display featuring Mauve.
And we can update the mauve not only by pairing it with brass or rose gold, but add some texture for a reptilian win on a gorgeous handbag.
Blue is Still Big
Yes, blue is still everywhere. And I’m ok with that. It’s showing brighter and more geometric.
In its softer shades, it pairs wonderfully with brass (I know, brass!). Brass started to first reveal itself in 2013 at KBIS. Now it’s major mainstream.
Ed Sheeran references aside (I’m obsessed with “Castle On The Hill”) technology has allowed sheer clothing to make amazing strides.
We’re seeing all kinds of looks that have intricate detail or strategically placed cut-outs that create looks we’ve not been able to wear before.
So, do you see anything you like?
Any favorite that you just feel compelled to bring into your closet?
I hope so, because fashion can be so much fun.
Yet I don’t want you just stuffing your closets full of clothing. Well designed closet space changes lives.
Interested in my best design tips for designing great closet spaces? Check them out here –