The Colour Edit Autumn/Winter 2015-16 – Cadmium Orange

cadmium orange fashion style autumn fall 2015

Time for the next post in my Autumn / Winter Colour Edit series! Every 6 months, I explore the colours that the powers that be (Pantone!) predict as the big colour trends for the season, and show you my favourite ways to wear them in the shops right now. Last week we looked at the most on trend ways to wear Green this season, and today we’re warming things up a little with Cadmium Orange!

Pantone describes this colour as…

…evoking a sentiment of optimism, fun and fantasy. Both playful and sophisticated in its appeal, Cadmium Orange is a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange shade that is striking enough to stand on its own or act as a bold contrast.”

Orange is always a bit of a love it or hate it type colour, but personally I think it’s a gorgeous colour to wear, echoing the Fall leaves as they turn colour. It looks particularly good on those with warm colouring, so I’m talking redheads of all types, golden or strawberry blondes, and chestnut and auburn browns. Those with cool colouring may struggle with it a little more, but it can always be used in clash or contrast!

For a full on, dramatic look try an orange dress or coat, or if a splash of colour is more your style, try an orange handbag or shoes to add a little ‘juice’ to your favourite neutrals. I particularly like teaming orange with navy for an unexpected take on the usual ‘navy white and red’ colour combo, or on redheads  or those with deeper colouring it can look fantastic teamed with chocolate brown (and who wouldn’t want to be dressed up like a chocolate orange?!)

Here are some of my favourite items in store now in this most Autumnal of colours. Make sure to follow my Pinterest board too which I’ll keep updated as the season goes on!