Contemporary men’s colour trends for fall ’12

Californian forecast agency Design Options have released their predictions for the colour trends for fall 2012 for the young men’s market. There are four key themes: Classic Luxe, a soft yet polished palette; Cool Contrast, centred around icy blue hues; Big Chill, which takes in brighter pops of mustard and brick tones; and finally Street Wise, a palette of earthy browns, camels and greys.

View the four colour trend palettes after the break.

mens contemporary color trends fall 2012

Classic Luxe

Smoky grey and silver shades of ostentatious and opulent give subtle detail a polished appeal. Tan and brown tones indicate elegance within layers of fine heather mixed wool.

fall 2012 mens colour trends

Cool Contrast

Steel blue and icy grey tones of conceivable differences and irrevocable gestures resonate on sleek wool. Shades of turquoise and black intermingle brilliantly on a canvas of pique cotton.

fall 2012 mens colour trends

Big Chill

Brick and muted mustard tones prudently accentuate cotton twill. Khaki shades and charcoal tints add perfect finish to the twists of mohair.

fall 2012 mens colour trends

Street Wise

Grey and faded olive tones give flashy accents to subdued lines and multifaceted textures. Blue and camel combinations of urban shapes and cross mode exude ultra fashionable flair.

fall 2012 mens colour trends

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.