Forecasting Fall Color Trends 2014 ~ Highlighting 5 Top Shades

Color Combinations

Recently I have noticed an uptick in designers preparing for the busy fall season.

I am especially excited about this fall/winter season because we will be free to infuse much more color in our fashion & accessories than the typical darker hues we  normally wear during the colder months.

womens fashion trends

We are free! Free to indulge in colorful hues this fall/winter!

This season embraces creativity with an artistic freedom to express your individual style and color preferences. Don’t feel bound to a traditional color palette, allow your ingenuity and individuality to shine!

Radiant Orchid color trend

The lovely Radiant Orchid has been so popular this year already, it continues to be a major trend moving forward into the cooler months. We also see the lighter version of this in the Mauve Mist, which is a soft, feminine and romantic hue.

These enchanting purple hues are expressed in the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS; Crystal Lilac ShadowCrystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst, Light Amethyst ABLight Amethyst Satin, and Violet SatinViolet, Violet ABLilac, Lilac ABAmethyst, Amethyst ABCrystal Vitrail Light. Swarovski Pearls include; Blackberry, Mauve and Lavendar.

Bright Cobalt and Royal Blue Color Trends 2014 Fall Winter

Bright Cobalt and Royal Blue are two gorgeous blue tones that will be particularly  popular this season. They both add a complex excitement to designs compared to the traditional navy blues.

These electric blue tones are expressed in the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS; Cobalt, Capri Blue, Sapphire, Crystal Bermuda Blue, and Crystal Metallic Blue 2X. Swarovski Pearls include; Dark Lapis, Lapis and Petrol.


Similar to a ray of sunshine, Misted Yellow is a soft yet medium toned yellow that adds a sparkle of cheerful optimism!

This light yellow hue is expressed in the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS; Jonquil, Sunflower, Crystal Champange and Light Topaz. Swarovski Pearls include; Light Gold and Gold.

Swarovski Heart Bead Light Topaz

Enjoy being creative and thinking outside of the box this season!!

The Pantone Color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid!

Radiant Orchid Pantone Color of the year 2014The Pantone Color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid!

This gorgeous and delightfully alluring fusion of  brilliant purple and fuchsia undertones is absolutely stunning.  I have to say, I Love this color! It’s energetic, joyful and inspires my artistic/creative  juices to start flowing.

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Pantone Color of the year 2104 Raidant Orchid Purple color

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.


The alluring Swarovski effect of Crystal Lilac Shadow compliments the Radiant Orchid color beautifully. The rich purple tones and hints of pink mixed with a crystal sparkle is a n exquisite tone in-of-it-self and blends very nicely with other Swarovski colors such as Crystal Antique Pink, Light AmethystLight Amethyst Satin, and Violet Satin. The Violet is a lighter more delicate shade of Radiant Orchid and bothe the Lilac and Amethyst are deeper hues of this charming color. The unique coating of Crystal Vitrail Light is another Swarovski effect that is a soft yet stunning lighter lavender tone with hints of crystal sparkle.

Swarovski Amethyst Heart

Have fun creating new and innovative designs inspired by this lovely and delightful 2014 Pantone  color of the year!