Yellow is just one of the vibrant colours to look out for this winter. (Pic: Xinhua Wang Ying)

Already there’s a nip in the air signaling the end of summer and autumn slowly creeping in. Time to pull out those knits, jackets and boots. During the colder months we move away from bright summer colours to the darker shades we tend to be more comfortable with. 

Darker tones will always be a constant in any winter wardrobe but this year we will see more bright vibrant colours.

The Autumn/Winter collections we saw during recent fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan are a sure indication that bright colours needs to be included in your 2018 winter wardrobe.

Here are colour trends to look out for this winter.

Orange: This vibrant and loud colour might not be for the faint hearted but it has been one of the most prominent colours spotted on the runways. Make a statement in bright tights or chunky knits. We love the orange sleeveless coat from the Prada collection.

Prada sleeveless coat. (Pic: AP Photo, Antonio Calanni)

Pink: Pink is here to stay. With millennial pink making its way the hue is now popping in shades of cotton candy and fruity raspberry. One look at Armani’s pink coats shown at Milan Fashion Week are enough to convince anyone to add the colour to your wardrobe.

Different shades of pink at the Armani show. (Pic: AP Photo, Antonio Calanni)

Yellow: The colour of sunshine and happiness is the perfect shade to brighten up a cold winter’s day. From zesty citrus to warm mustards, add any shade of yellow will instantly cheer up your look. Vivienne Hu's mustard yellow fur trimmed coat get’s a yes from me.

Yellow fur trimmed coat by Vivienne Hu (Pic: Xinhua Wang Ying)

Blue: Think bright cobalt and azure blues in futuristic metallics. This winter move away from the safe navy and indigo tones. We saw the aquatic shade worn head to toe at the Jasper Conran show in London.

Head to toe blue at the Jasper Conran show. (Pic: Grant Pollard, AP)

Turquoise: A colour that falls somewhere in between green and blue, it’s a hue we haven’t seen much of over recent years. Especially not for autumn/winter. We saw turquoise pop on the runway as part of the Gucci and Adam Selman collection. 

Pops of turquoise at the Gucci show. (Pic: AP Photo, Antonio Calanni)