Valentine hues of 2019
While red is the colour to sport on the day of love, designers say that the palette has now expanded to include shades of pink, crimson, violet and coral
While red is traditionally the colour of choice when it comes to clothes on Valentine’s Day, a mixed palette of hues is also making its presence felt. Designers say that women are ready to embrace shades ranging from crimson to pink, red-infused purples, violet and living coral.
RED IS NOT ALL THE RAGE
Designer Arpita Mehta feels more women are trying to move away from this cliché. She adds, “Though red is the colour associated with Valentine’s Day, people are also sporting variants like crimson. I feel that rani pink or hot pink is a fabulous option for this occasion. Subtly accessorising outfits in this hue gives a chic and classy vibe. It is not only striking but also makes a statement. It complements the Indian skin tone and enhances features. It is one colour, which has come back in vogue.”
VALENTINE 2019 WILL SHOWCASE PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR
The living coral hue, which grabbed the spot as Pantone shade of 2019, will be much in demand this V-Day, feel designers. However, that does not mean it’s the end of the road for red. Nikhil Thampi explains, “The colour red symbolises passion and love, so, it is a predominant shade for Valentine’s Day.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan in a pink-and-red colour-blocked gown Sonakshi Sinha sports an outfit in the living coral hue Alia Bhatt’s baby pink ensemble Melissa D’Costa D’Silva