Autumn Winter Colour Trend: Berry Reds

Red is the colour of drama, of passion and of power. It’s also one of those shades you can wear top to toe once you’ve found the shade that perfectly complements your skin and hair colour. The good news is that you don’t have to be an extrovert to rock a bold colour like red. In fact, this fiery shade is more versatile than ever this season, with the more subtle tones of berry, wine and burgundy joining the mix, complementing and adding choice to the former one-shade-fits-all red.

The catwalks are all about total immersion and if that’s a look you love, don’t be afraid to experiment. Colours from the same part of the spectrum can be layered without looking over-the-top. But if you’re feeling more cautious, a pair of red tailored trousers or a striped, berry-hued jacket will liven up a cloudy day. For everyday wearability, layer shades of pink, burgundy and cerise in contrasting textures. Look for pieces that feature ruffles, statement sleeves and texture.



Incorporate the new berry hues into your wardrobe through accessories such as a red mule, a pair of red sunglasses or a bucket bag. Or try this season’s hot ticket item: a pair of ankle sock boots. Burgundy is a chic alternative to black for anyone as the weather gets cooler; it’s flattering on most complexions, making it the perfect trans-seasonal shade. Don’t be afraid to break those traditional colour rules and team burgundy with pink or pink with red.

So can redheads wear red? They certainly can. The key is to find a red tone that works with your skin tone and shade of hair. Paler skin tones such as those of Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman look amazing on the red carpet in bold, bright gowns whereas those with warmer complexions look best in darker toned reds such as burnt red or burgundy.

Whatever your pick this autumn, throw red berries in the mix.