Forget pastels, bright primary colours, and shades of black and grey. It’s autumn, and that means autumnal colours. Have a look around when you next take a wander – how beautiful are the trees at this time of year.
Autumnal colours have to be some of the most stunning, as the leaves turn from green, to reds and bright berry shades. When we think of autumn, we think of berries, reds, burnt orange, and deep bottle green. Forget browns and beiges -we’ll discuss those at another time.
For now, we’re all about this rich autumnal colours that have us longing for cold, crisp, sunny days where we can kick about in the leaves down the park, dressed in a similar palette of autumn shades.
We’ve broken down our favourite colour palette into four for this post – teals, berries, rusty reds, and gorgeous deep greens.
Let’s start with teal. Okay, this one isn’t very natural – we don’t see many leave turning this sort of deep turquoise shade, but it is a beautiful complementary colour to berries and beige, and it’s going to be popular this autumn winter. Teal is a rich shade, a great alternative to black, and looks fantastic either muted, or bright and bold.
Clockwise, from top left: Teal sparkly pencil skirt, £29.99, H&M, jeggings £18, BHS, teal dress, £55, White Stuff, teal blanket wrap, £19.99, New Look, small handbag, £25, BHS, wide fit satin party shoes, £19.99, New Look
Berry. Burgundy. Ox blood. Deep red. Whatever you want to call it, the deepest of reds, that burgundy berry shade sums up this time of year for us. Another fantastic autumn alternative to black. Embrace this shade for your autumnal colours palette.
Clockwise, from top left: Lace dress, £22.99, New Look, check coat, £190, French Connection, zip front skirt, £19.99, New Look, joggers, £27.96, GAP, PU shift dress, £35, BHS, top, £20, French Connection
We love accessories in this berry shade to brighten up rainy autumn days.
Clockwise, from top left: Velvet cross-body bag, £29.95, White Stuff, tassel bucket bag, £34.99, New Look, over the knee boots, £44.99, New Look, saddle bag, £20, BHS, brogues, £95, Crew Clothing, feather necklace, £14.99, New Look.
Bright orange, burnt orange, to red-orange, through the spectrum to bright pinks and plums. Think of all the gorgeous late autumnal colours on the leaves, on the berries on the bushes, and you get the idea of this colour palette. Pick a bold coloured top to brighten up jeans, or wrap yourself up in a rusty autumnal coat.
Clockwise, from top left: tie neck blouse, £17.99, New Look, chiffon sleeve top, £55, French Connection, button up flared blouse, £39.50, Betty Jackson Black @ Debenhams, pleated blouse, £45, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, orange and black lace trim blouse, £65, French Connection, burnt orange coat, £69, Red Herring @ Debenhams
Finally, gorgeous, deep bottle green is one of the prettiest of autumnal colours. Mix it up with black or brown, or wear green head to toe, if you dare!
Clockwise, from top left: green striped cardigan, £44.95, GAP, green dress, £19.99, H&M, cami top, £22, Valley of the Dolls @ JOY, green mock croc bag, £49, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, green platform heels, £55. Faith @ Debenhams, velvet treggings, £45, White Stuff, jacquard skirt, £55, White Stuff, lace shift dress, £95, SG&V Premium Collection, White Stuff