If you think this season's fall and winter fashion colors will just mimic the hues of falling leaves and banks of pristine snow, think again.
Instead of burnt oranges and winter whites, the colors are more reflective of a runaway imagination and bold ingenuity. From vibrant purples to deep cobalt blues, this palette of colors and combinations is not bound by the usual rules.
From fiery sangria red to the warmth and sunlight of misted yellow, see the top 10 fashion colors for fall and winter 2014-2015 and how top designers are using those colors.
The top 10 colors for fall 2014/winter 2015, according to the Pantone Color Institute:
This exotic red evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations. Pair with Bright Cobalt and Cypress.
2. Radiant Orchard
This captivating and bold shade of purple is so adaptable it will intrigue the eye and inspire the imagination. Pair with Cypress.
3. Mauve Mist
This romantic and elegant purple shade reminds us of the Art Deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment. Pair with Cypress.
4. Royal Blue
Evocative and dignified, Royal Blue provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy, while still remaining versatile. Pair with Mauve Mist and Aluminum.
This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear. Pair with Misted Yellow.
This is a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral. Pair with Mauve Mist and Royal Blue.
7. Bright Cobalt
With its subtle green undertone, Bright Cobalt offers a twist on the traditional cobalt blue. Pair with Sangria and Cypress.
8. Aurora Red
This is a sophisticated shade of red that adds verve and spark. Pair with Aluminum.
This is a majestic and powerful shade of green that is indicative of its name--a stunning shade tree with a towering presence. Pair with Bright Cobalt, Radiant Orchard, Sangria and Mauve Mist.
10. Misted Yellow
Adding a ray of sunlight and warmth, optimistic Misted Yellow alludes to the promise of spring to come. Pair with Cognac.
A final word: No matter what the designers are showing, you should buy clothes in colors that look good on you. Consider your personal palette: the color of your eyes, hair and skin tone. Find the colors that make your eyes twinkle and give your skin a natural glow.
According to ColorConnections.com, your best colors will not only make you excited about how you look, but also make you look healthy and young. And that is bound to get you compliments!
--From the Editors at Netscape