Model Radhika Nair walking the runway during the Etro Spring 2018 show during Milan Fashion Week wearing a prime example of Deep Turquoise, an important color for 2018. Model Radhika Nair walking the runway during the Etro Spring 2018 show during Milan Fashion Week wearing a prime example of Deep Turquoise, an important color for 2018.

Pantone has already made its selection for the color of 2018 (Ultra Violet) but there are two other specific hues that have caught our eye on recent runways. Deep Turquoise and Dark Burgundy are clearly readying themselves for a solid year of their own. Though they may not be as prevalent as Pantone’s pick, both are set to make dazzling statements in the months to come.

One label that really succeeded in capturing the essence of what 2018 is going to be all about was Etro. Their Spring runway was cast in both hues and enlivened by bohemian flourishes. As previously noted, 2018 is going to be the Year of Boho and with that comes a certain spirit. More than just gypsy wanderlust, this aesthetic is determined even as it wanders, at once nostalgic and contemporary.

Opposites attract. A cool balance of green and blue, this particular tint of turquoise is well suited to spring and summer. Its burning, muddy, red-brown counterpart, by comparison, can lay claim to fall and winter. But really, these two hues can be worn year around.

Pairing well together, these earthy colors are dark and not in denial about it. At the same time, they’re also full of life. They’re forward looking without being optimistic. They’re also multi-dimensional, and richly complex — grounded and buoyant at the same time.

Don’t expect Deep Turquoise and Dark Burgundy to be hugely trendy in 2018. Their very specific compositions will make their appearances few and far between. But if you want to make a subtle, powerful, jaw-dropping statement, they won’t let you down in the months to come. — jas