The Autumn/Winter 2019 Colour Trends you Need to Know

by laurahusband / last updated March 21, 2019

Colour trends

Wella Professionals colour trends expert Zoe Irwin has revealed the autumn/winter 2019 colour trends your clients will be lusting over in the salon.

Zoe said: “There is a massive obsession with the 1970s and a lot of people working in fashion and interiors are experimenting with the sunny haze and light that features in the images from that decade.”

She believes it’s not surprising that the trend for autumn/winter will be a throwback because individuals reflect on happier times when society is going through a difficult period: “During times of political unrest we become nostalgic and the 1970s had long hot summers and soft and dreamy hues.”

The autumn/winter 2019 colour trends palette

The name Zoe has given to the colour palette your clients will fall in love with for the new season is haze glazing. She explained:

“Haze glazing is the trend and the palette – it’s an overall concept to add a warm, sunlit, illuminated effect to hair. The palette is based around the magical light that happens in the evening, throwing a warm haze onto everything.”

The shades Zoe predicts will be popular are the types of shades you would expect to find in the architecture of the Spanish city, Seville, which is covered in terracottas, deep yellows, oranges and browns:

The palette is made up of base shades that are intertwined with glazes. The glaze is a diluted yet warm wash of colour that picks up on any pre-lightened areas of the hair.

The shades:

  • Maple Mustard
  • Velvet Ochre
  • Sienna Dusk
  • Sunworn Terracotta
  • Bitter Clove

The glazes:

  • Maple Haze
  • Ochre Haze
  • Sienna Haze
  • Terracotta Haze

The autumn/winter 2019 colour trends technique

Zoe has a specific technique for creating the haze glazing trend. She colours hair to make it look as natural as possible. She uses palm painting, which involves putting the colour onto the back of the hand, picking up delicate pieces of colour and painting it on. She uses her fingers to blend it, which means the ends get the right level of lightening because of the warmth of her hands.

I use multiple tones in the hair that blend seamlessly into one another. A girl’s root may be 5 or 6 shades darker than her ends, but because of the blending it becomes completely natural. Thecolour is bespoke and I blend the tones together with my fingers.

“The technique I love using is ‘Palm Painting’ which is from the French way of Balayaging. You put the colour onto the back of your hand, and then pick up delicate pieces of colour and paint it on. Then using my fingers, I blend it all in so it means that the ends get the right level of lightening because of the warmth of my hands.”



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