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Colour me now

The trend is moving towards darker and more innovative colours such as teal and turquoise, writes Dhvani Merchant.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2008 11:52 IST
Dhvani Merchant
Dhvani Merchant
Hindustan Times

Okay it's a leap year. Hopefully the fashion colour palette, will also make a leap.

As always, colours come full circle - summer is the season for fresher, lighter shades of pastels while winter colours veer towards darker tones of browns and blacks.

The trend seems to be moving towards darker and more innovative colours such as teal and turquoise.

They have become popular with the masses and designers alike. More English and European colours are being seen on the ramp, such as tomato reds and accents of black. <b1>

The last two years have seen different colours come and go. Pastels ruled in 2006 and the blues made waves in 2007..but which colour is going to be the hottest in 2008? We spoke to a few designers and here are their picks..

Rocky S
I think the hottest colour of 2008 is going to be a deep, cherry red along with a palette of neutrals such as ivory and charcoal.

Anita Dongre
I think bright colours are definitely going to be popular this year, especially sunflower yellow and a rich leafy green.

Punit Singh
I think emerald green will take centrestage. This colour looks good in both Indian and western wear.

Payal Singhal
I think purple is going to be the new black. The colour is just so diverse. For evening wear, jewel tones are in vogue. For the day, powder blue and sea green are popular.

Arshiya Fakih
Peacock blue and turquoise blue will be the hot this year.

Stone and earthier colours will rule along with black and neutrals. Grey will also be popular, especially elephant grey and stone grey.

Narendra Kumar Ahmed
Sports movies like Goal and Chak De! have had a major influence on colour trends. So, yellows, greens and reds are going to be seen a lot more this year.