Earth tones are on trend. It’s been years since fashion and retail gave them some love, so it’s about time. A good retail season is one that caters to many style preferences. Silhouettes waft in and out of fashion, but the very least fashion can do is provide a large assortment of colour options. Autumn and Winter collections have been purple, teal, black and grey for ages. I’m loving the fresh addition of all shades of brown.
You bat for warm Team Earth Tones when you prefer them to cool jewel tones and vice versa. Earth tones cover all shades of brown. From the lightest tans to the darkest chocolates and everything in between. They also cover colours like mustard, burnt orange, cinnamon, toffee, camel, olive, forest green, sage green, cream, and a very brown burgundy. You can even think of warm taupes as earth tones.
Jewel tones are named after stones like sapphires, emeralds, amethysts and rubies. Think colours like all shades of lilac, fuchsia and purple, all shades of cool green, jade and emerald green, cobalt, rich burgundy, cool teals and turquoise, cool pinks, cools greys, Christmas red, and a hint of cool brown.
It’s no contest for my clients. Most of them will choose a jewel tone over any other colour. Purples, teals and greys are extremely popular, although most like earth tones too. I expect Team Jewel Tones to win this poll.
I bat for Team Earth Tones. I like wearing orange-y earth tones like cinnamon and cognac. I enjoy toffee, a brown burgundy, and recently reintroduced chocolate brown into my style. I love cream, and enjoy olive in small doses. I don’t gravitate towards purples, teals, cool greens, grey, dark reds, or cobalt. I love turquoise, but it has to be bright and sour.
Over to you. Do you bat for Team Earth Tones or Team Jewel Tones? Tell us why and no batting for both sides. If you can’t pick a side, feel free to park out on the bench where I’m serving harissa veggie kebabs, butternut, and lemon curry chicken breast with a ginger marmalade sauce.