The Muted Colour Palette for AW17/18

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Muted colours are extremely transitional, making them the perfect choice for all year round wear. If you don’t want to buy into the bold catwalk colours that come and go with the seasons, opt for a muted colour palette instead.

These effortless hues are on trend, whilst still holding their own from summer to winter. For inspiration, check out the Pantone colours that we are loving in AW17/18.

Neutral Grey (Pantone 17-4402)

Neutral greys and cool toned greys (check our recent post on the trend of ‘sharkskin grey‘) are so chic for AW17/18. And from glossy grey nails and grey leather accessories to gorgeous grey sunnies, there are so many ways to channel this look.

A grey colour palette is seriously on trend, whilst also remaining effortlessly classic. So you can get so much wear out of this hue for seasons to come. These MaxMara Occhiali MM NEEDLE IV sunglasses from SelectSpecs are the perfect shade of grey and are a total must-have for eyewear fans.

grey sunglasses trend 2017

MaxMara Occhiali MM NEEDLE IV

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Butterum (Pantone 16-1341)

A warm nude that is close to a beige skin tone and such a flattering colour for every season. It’s the perfect barely there shade for summer time, and also a great hue to brighten up dull browns, greys and monochromes in the winter. Nude sunglasses, like these OV5330SU 71ST STREET frames from Oliver Peoples, can be worn with neutral makeup looks or with a bold lip colour such as red, hot pink or purple.

Oliver Peoples OV5330SU 71ST STREET

Oliver Peoples OV5330SU 71ST STREET

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Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145)

Bright orange is a hot trend to watch this season. But if you don’t want to invest in brights, why not try the Pantone shade of ‘Autumn Maple’ instead?

A burnt pumpkin colour that’s a fun twist on dreary brown and a total upgrade on basic nude. The colour is beautifully autumnal and really adds warmth to your skin, giving you a healthy glow even through the colder months. These Givenchy GV 7051/S sunglasses look gorgeous with a dark orange lipstick and will add a retro edge to your AW17/18 wardrobe.

Givenchy GV 7051/S

Givenchy GV 7051/S

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Otter (Pantone 18-1018)

If neutral and cool greys don’t flatter your skin, try something darker and with a little more depth of colour. Pantone’s 18-1018 shade of ‘Otter’ is a popular hue for 2017/18 and it will suit both warm and cool skin tones, bringing out your best features.

Look out for colour names such as dark taupes, mushroom browns, deep clay or sand, smokey greys and coffee beiges. Earthy tones always have so much longevity so you can wear them throughout the seasons, styling them with different colour and print trends. Get the look with these chic MICHAEL KORS 0MK2025 RANIA I sunglasses, also available in a brown/peach tone that will look great in spring/summer.

MICHAEL KORS 0MK2025 RANIA I

MICHAEL KORS 0MK2025 RANIA I

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For more tips on this season’s coolest colours, read our post titled ‘AW17 Colour Trend: Warm Taupe‘ or find out more about the ‘AW17 Colour Trend: Sharkskin Grey‘.

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