Yes, the long hot summer of 2018 may feel like a distant memory—especially with Christmas around the corner and the onslaught of chunky knits hitting every new-in section we peruse. But it's not all bad news: The winter months bring a delectable palette of colour trends to try. Earlier this year, we brought you autumn colour trends (terra-cotta and chestnut brown included), but now we're adding a few key additions to see you through the darkest depths of the seasonal calendar. Of course, there are some classic winter hues that remain relevant, but keep an eye out for a few sparky alternatives that we think look good each and every year. Keep scrolling to see the four colours we're most excited to wear this winter and the pieces you need to try out…
1. WINE RED
The hue of Bordeaux wine and juicy cherries, this shade of red is providing us with that full-bodied luxe our wardrobes need this winter. Hint: This colour looks great with light-wash denim.
2. DARK CHOCOLATE
The key brown shade for the season is about as dark as it can get. Top tip: Pair with other shades of brown for a beautifully balanced look.
2. SAPPHIRE YELLOW
As seen in the collections of Balenciaga and Versace, this sapphire yellow hue is a good way to break up the hum-drum of gloomy winter dressing. Try a gorgeous slip skirt in the hue or wear specks of it in your knit.
4. STONE GREY
Not to be confused with deep charcoal grey, winter's hue is veering on the bright and bright. Stone grey can be worn head to toe (as Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit demonstrates in a light-wash suit) or broken up with other colours (like the aforementioned sapphire yellow).