Blue Agate Betweeen Blue Paradis and Sapphire, agate is a deep blue with bright undertones. Named after the shades of the agate stone, this is the fifth blue shade to be released by Hermes this year. Others are Blue Atoll, Blue St Cyr, Blue Paradis and Blue Sapphire.
Rouge Grenat – Garnet Red in English – takes its name from the pomegranate fruit, and is close to Rubis, just slightly lighter. In Togo leather this is a fabulous colour.
Orange Poppy is a very bright orange, deeper than Feu Orange and the classic Hermes orange.
Glycine is between Lavender and Purple and is named after the colour of the Wisteria flower. This is the most unusual colour of this year, a sophisticated shade that captures elements of pink and grey.
Blue St Cyr is a soft and bright blue. It takes its name from one of the uniforms of St Cyr, the most famous military school in France. Deeper than turquoise, but still a gentle shade, it works well in crocodile.
Rouge Tomate is a red with orange tones, similar to the fabulous Rouge Casaque and redder than Capucine.
Sauge, sage in English, is a greenish grey, which preceded the new Hermes Oregano colour. It’s understated, gentle and practical. We predict that this colour will be a popular shade for years to come.
Terre Battue is orange with a brown tone, and takes its name from clay tennis courts such as Roland Garros. With Feu, Poppy and Orange all available this year, Terre Battue is the fourth orange shade available in Hermes calf leather.
Macassar is a deep brown, almost black colour which takes its name from Macassar Ebony. It looks especially good teamed with Gold Hardware as in this picture.
Rose Sakura a lovely dusky pink, the prettiest new pink to be produced in years. Currently available only in Swift and Evercolour Leathers.
So 2016 has brought more oranges and blues than before. Last year it was shades of red. Let’s hope 2017 brings many new pink shades to please you ladies.