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Colors to try on 2019

Colors are integral to fashion and lifestyle choices. We all know how colours have been proved to affect our moods and mind-sets – how hues with find positive tend to stimulate and encourage us, making us happy, excited or even relaxed. Our eyes too are programmed to notice details related to colors at first instance – which is why they are so important in almost every lifestyle choice – be it interiors,fashion or makeup – even automobiles and e-commerce. Taking into consideration latest and in vogue hues is a must for creating newest and latest things in every area. Probably that’s the reason trends in the fashion industry revolve a lot around colour palettes. To stay updated and ahead in the fashion game, we all need trendiest colors in our closet. That’s why we have compiled a small list of new shades that are set to rule the runways in the coming months.

The year 2018 saw a flood of hues like magenta, red, space blue,violet and peach. Ultraviolet was the Pantone color for the year 2018. As we step into the New year 2019, it’s best to embrace some fresh palettes too.Coral or Living Coral, by the way, has been announced as the Pantone color for 2019. But, it’s not just this beautiful peachy-pastel orange hue that you got to court – but also some fresh jewel tints and shades from emeralds to pearls and jades.

Let’s have a look at the line-up of 5 new and trending hues,recommended by the stylists at the Indian fashion-wear website Saree.com – which will let us welcome yet another change of calendar in our stylish best.


The year 2018 is almost over but we’re still not done with the Pantone colour of this year. Deeply mysterious and powerfully dramatic -ultraviolet is for the gen-next women. With purple undertones – blending feminine grace and supreme individuality, violet is the colour to sport when you want to stand out.

This shade typically being categorized as an ‘English colour’ makes an excellent choice for contemporary wear as well as sensuous, glam picks in Indian wear. A plain chiffon saree with the enigmatic vibes of deep violet and purple tones can be your new glam wardrobe component for an evening ball.Complement your look with a silver corset blouse and a pair of diamond danglers.

You can also wear this colour for your regular chores and ad-hoc socializing. Ultraviolet by itself is a very captivating shade, so a plain long kurti in rayon or satin would be enough to get labeled as being outstandingly trendy. But for the ones who prefer an underplayed wardrobe can use this shade with green, black and neutrals. A white and violet cotton floral salwar suit can keep you energized throughout the day! Meanwhile, don’t stop yourself from experimenting with the wide palette of violets – ranging from intense wines to demure mauve.

Mustard Yellow

This colour has been trending for quite some time now. Apart from being embraced globally, mustard or the deep turmeric yellow hue also has a deep connection with the Indian culture. A symbol of joy, positivity and intellect- this deeper, denser tone of yellow is considered auspicious and fortunate. That’s why, since ancient times it has been used for making Kanchipuram silk sarees and other heavy silk saree variants, worn for Puja ceremonies and wedding functions.

Today, Mustard is tagged as a contemporary shade and while traditional silhouettes continue to be designed in this palette, the market is also flooded with fusion wear kurtis, flattering Anarkali suits as well as other forms of Indian wear – not to forget the fun western wear and chic coats and cover-ups.

A mustard coloured silk trousers suit, detailed with high collar and decorative buttons can work as your am to pm wardrobe, with ample scope of being styled for office as well as for a friendly get-together. You can also invest in a flowy Anarkali in mustard yellow from Saree.com to capture the festive spirit. Warm and energetic- mustard is your go-to colour for all seasons and therefore one to possess for the coming year.

Want the perfect yet simple guide on silk sarees? Read more: The Ultimate Silk saree guide

Emerald Green

Reflecting ultimate elegance and opulence, emerald green is for the ones who love dignified glamour. Having ruled the fashion scenario in the first half of this decade, emerald green has been witnessing growing popularity these days. This is a color with a lot of depth and drama – and that’s why it looks the best in denser fabrics like silk, velvet etc. Emerald green is also a flattering and slimming pick – which is why you will see it as one of the wedding favorites. In most Indian contexts, this hue is also considered very auspicious – a symbol of saubhagya (it’s a color near to the henna green or mehendi) as well as fertility and progress.

Chic emerald green Anarkali suits as well as gorgeously ornamented emerald green sharara suits are popular festive wear garments for Indians and other Asians from neighboring countries. Inspired by the colour of precious gemstone emerald, this medium green tone with a hint of blue spells luxury to the core.

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Pale, dull pinks

By default a cute and soothing hue, pink has always been in trend in some form or the other. This season, it’s all about soft and pale tones like salmon pink and rose gold. Salmon pink- a peach pink shade that radiates the bloom of spring and tropical vibes is meant for bright days. A stylish answer to Monday blues, a salmon pink georgette churidar suit with lakhnavi work is a peppy pick, to make your work day interesting. The soft effervescence of salmon pink makes it apt for any sort of daytime occasions.

On the other hand, rose gold is the colour of festivities. A number of recently held celebrity weddings- like the DeepVeer wedding and the cross-cultural Nickyanka wedding too had an array of guests walking in wearing designer lehenga cholis in shades of rose gold. The bride herself- Deepika Padukone too, had a few of her wedding outfits designed around this palette.

Living Coral

A pinkish shade of coral with a hint of golden undertones, this animated hue is the one to chase to stay ahead in the game of fashion.  Falling more into the contemporary palette ofIndian ethnic wear, coral is the color for new age brides. If you’re gettingmarried in 2019, you might as well add a coral lehenga choli for one of yourpre-wedding ceremonies.

Fresh and energizing, living coral or peach-pink should be with you throughout the spring and summer seasons!

So these were the 5 must-have wardrobe colours for 2019. You must also stock your closet with ample outfits in ‘always awesome’ black, red and neutrals as they are timeless classics. Apart from these do you think there are colours we missed out? Feel free to add them in the comment box below.

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