Colour of the month - Moss

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It's the second instalment of our Colour of the Month feature! Since we went for an entirely cool toned colour last month, we thought it was the turn of the warm tones.

Moss might feel an unlikely candidate for this early spring month, when thoughts are turning to light and bright colours, but I want to show you how different a colour can look with a little thoughtful styling.

Can I wear it?

Unlike last month's Mulberry, Moss is a 100% warm toned colour, with a rich golden undertone and a muted shade, which means it's going to look amazing on you if you fall into the Autumn seasonal palette, but is going to be tricky for anyone else (but don't panic if you belong to one of the other three seasonal palettes, because we've got some beautiful alternatives to suggest later on in this post).

How to wear it - Autumn

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Moss Mid Cascade | Soft White Long Vest | Safari Lauren Jersey Trousers | Freesia Tiny Star Scarf | Rose Gold Superga Metallic Trainers

Style note: Pairing Moss with lighter summer shades like Soft White and Safari gives it an instant tropical vibe, especially if you throw in a pop of yellow. 


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Moss Susie Silk Shirt | Merlot Sienna Leggings | Soft White Lace Camisole | Gold Ellipse Necklace | Grey Suede Lorenz Shoes

Style note: With deep Merlot and a heel, Moss becomes elegant and evening ready - a small amount of texture contrast, as with the silk shirt and faux suede leggings, adds depth to your look without heavy layers.


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Antique Moss Square Long Sleeve | Pebble Grey Long Rio Wrap | Marine Navy Cotton Leggings | Blue Teal Superga Canvas Trainers | Sea Blue Leather Shoulder Bag

Style note: Go for a decidedly un-autumn look by pairing Moss with the blue and grey tones from your palette - the colour pop sneakers give this casual outfit an edge.


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Moss Green Everyday Cotton Tee | Blackberry Roxy Shirt Jacket | Light Stone Rosa 7/8 Trousers | Out of Africa Three Way Scarf | All White Superga Canvas Trainers

Style note: If you feel uncomfortable going too light and bright, adding a dash of a deeper colour like Blackberry will keep the depth of colour in your outfit.


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Antique Moss Lola Dress | Chocolate Short Cascade Wrap | Blood Orange Cashmere Gauze Stole | Tomato Suede Lorenz Shoes | Mars Metallic Leather Clutch

Style note: Who says smart clothes have to be boring colours? A bold dress and accessories make for a look that's neat and pulled together without being dull.


Your alternative - Spring

Style note: Moss is too heavy for you, but Grass Green or Soft Apple make a bright and breezy alternative.

Your alternative - Summer

Style note: Green is tricky for you as it can so often lean towards being warm, but stick to cool toned Jade and Mint shades for a softly elegant alternative to your pinks and blues.

Your alternative - Winter

Style note: Your greens need to be blue toned and as strong as possible, so stick with vibrant Emerald shades for a coolly elegant look.

jayne Smith on Mar 15, 2019 6:26 PM

I love this colour

Would like more of it . I wear it with chocolate and it looks great

Artist Helen on Mar 12, 2019 3:02 PM

Love this colour in nature but sadly have to steer clear of it in fashion. Will use some of the stunning combinations in landscape, though! The marine blue and pebble grey mix is wonderful. Thanks for always inspiring blog, Jo.

LIZ TAYLOR on Mar 10, 2019 1:04 PM

Wonderful!! As an Autumn, I've always felt we get a rather dull deal, but this article has shown some really zingy options and combinations. Thanks!

Marilyn on Mar 10, 2019 8:58 AM

I love moss colours.

heidi62 on Mar 08, 2019 9:37 PM

this is a brilliant blog ,colour of month and showing how to wear it. i am a summer and find it very informative

Emme on Mar 08, 2019 9:10 PM

I love moss colour but there has not been enough Moss coloured items from Kettlewell for months! More please!!!

Una on Mar 08, 2019 9:00 PM

Whilst the trousers aren't long enough for me, the combination of colours for me as an Autumn has given me some great ideas. Thank you.

Sue Anderson on Mar 08, 2019 5:41 PM

Lovely colours. I love them

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