Fashion is a visually driven industry, so it’s no surprise that New York Fashion Week is rife with rich colors from the entire spectrum. Some hues are muted and subtle; others are bold and adventurous.
1. Nautical Orange and Navy
Hex: D02C29 / 0C1429 / E94E35 / D7B9A0
This palette juxtaposes a bright, energetic orange and a lively red against deep navy. It creates a striking contrast, which captures your attention and naturally draws your eye in. A warm fawn shade rounds out the palette, adding a touch of elegance.
2. Sleek Grays
Hex: ADA2A6 / 0C0B0C / D7B9A0 / 7E7774
Never underestimate the power of neutrals. Cool grays, when paired with cream and black, create a palette with a refined, sleek, and elegant feel. The colors are classic and controlled, lending an air of stability and calmness.
3. Pale and Pink
Hex: E1B28F / B88258 / FDF5BA / F27583
This soft, romantic palette brings together warm, elegant pinks with neutral beiges and tans. It feels sweet and feminine, but not overly saccharine.
4. Dreamy Mint and Gold
Hex: 7E9772 / BDDFBC / FAB89A / FCC96C
When you pair mint green and metallic gold, it creates a palette that feels refreshing and cool. Reminiscent of fresh, airy afternoons, the green easily complements gold and peachy tones.
5. Saffron Subtlety
Hex: BD812C / 0C1429 / D7B9A0 / AC6128
A rich, warm saffron yellow brings a nice pop to this palette. The other colors — muted browns, midnight blue — provide a solid, refined, down-to-earth base for the palette, allowing the gold shade to really stand out.
6. Romantic Rose
Hex: 7E7774 / 9D2F3F / F9BFCC / F3F3F4
Delicate and pretty, this palette blends shades of blush, rose, and white. The energy and passion of red is softened by the ballet slipper pink, which imbues femininity and softness.
7. Red Takes Over
Hex: 961C1E / C4BCBA / 7E6B66 / 0C0B0C
Red can be energizing, confident, and even aggressive. This palette mixes it with soft grays to offset some of that passion and excitement, but still allows it to feel bold and vibrant.
8. Blue for Days
Hex: 0C1429 / C4BCBA / E2F3FA / F3F3F4
Blue is known for being a soothing, calming color. This palette mixes two shades of blue: an icy, cool light blue and a midnight navy. Since they’re both in the blue family, it creates consistency and harmony. Together, the palette feels simple, reliable, and serene.
9. Jewel Tones
Hex: 0C0B0C / 682E2E / 315163 / 213B40
This palette is full of deep, rich, lush jewel tones. Ruby reds, peacock blues, and teals are sumptuous when placed together, creating a bold look.
10. Blue with a Pop of Pink
Hex: 0C1429 / 4c8AC9 / E2F3FA / F9BFCC
In this palette, multiple shades of blue — light, medium, and dark — contrast against a soft blush pink. It’s not a common color combination, but it creates balance and conveys freshness.
With striking color combinations, you can easily create visual interest for your audience. You can stick to tried-and-true basics, but don’t be afraid to mix and match unexpected colors — you never know what will work together until you try.
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