Roses are Red – Or Are They?

If you can’t seem to find that red sweater or a blue pair of pants this season, don’t feel alone. Who couldn’t help but be confused by the season’s color palette? If you don’t know the difference between Larkspur and Regatta, here’s a guide to the fashion world’s color palette, gleaned from a handful of fall/winter plus-size catalogs.

Green: Alpine, Forest, Autumn Sky, Slate, Lichen, Thyme, Seafoam, Reed, Khaki Milkweed, Fatigue, Moss, Marshgrass, Willow, Hunter, Ivy, Loden, Spruce, Woodland

Red: Chili, Claret, Garnet, Merlot, Cedar, Haze, Berry, Cranberry, Candy Apple, Regatta, Cardinal

Pink: Rose Quartz, Mira Pink, Primrose

Grey: Stone, Charcoal, Heather, Mercury, Heirloom Silver, Lambsear, Cinder, Nickel, Pewter, Grey Skies, Steel, Putty

Blue: Lapis, Navy, Mineral, French Blue, Cobalt, Bohemian Blue, Bluestone, Blue Frost, Atlantic Blue, Sky, Indigo, Wedgewood, Summer Sky, Mist, Delft, Mallard, Bonus Blue, Mallard, Peacock

Purple: Lupin, Eggplant, Plum, Twilight, Larkspur, Wisteria, Amethyst, Desert Plum, Mulberry, Clamshell

Off-White: Natural, Oatmeal, Ivory, Bone, Pearl, Flax, Stone, Winter White, Camel

Brown: Mushroom, Celadon, Mulberry, Caramel, Sandstone, Straw, Walnut, Cinnamon, Cognac, Nutmeg, Cocoa, Woodberry, Mahogany, Timber, Chocolate, Mundo Tan

Yellow: Bamboo, Maize, Cornsilk, Chamois, Butter, Daffodil

Orange: Russet, Clay

Off course, if you’re still confused, you can always order Black or White…

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