The 5 Biggest Color Trends We'll Be Wearing in 2021

The 5 Biggest Color Trends We'll Be Wearing in 2021

As the season starts winding down, our sartorial attention is shifting towards discovering what’s next in the fashion universe. On that note, we actually already shared a digest of the most important 2021 trends that will enter the spotlight in the coming months. Well, today we thought we’d do a deeper dive into the trending colors specifically that will be sure to have a moment next year.

While the S/S 21 season was certainly different given the current climate with a few socially distanced runway experiences and more intimate appointments, digital events, and lookbook shoots, the collections were nothing short of inspiring. In fact, it’s the vibrant colors that were injected throughout the lines that were particularly mesmerizing. While the hues in question really do run the gamut, there were a few standouts that are bound to make a serious impact in 2021.

With all this in mind, keep scrolling to check out the biggest color trends that we think will dominate this year, complete with inspiration from the S/S 21 collections. And you certainly don’t need to wait to shop the trends. We also mapped out inspired picks throughout so you can get a jump-start on testing out these covetable color trends.

Color Trends 2021: Mellow yellow


Acne Studios; Bevza; Thebe Magugu; Erdem

That sunny hue gets softer for spring in a more subdued shade. But sad it is not—this tint will jazz up any ’fit, whether you go for a yellow top, dress, or accessories.

Color trends 2021: bubblegum pink


Chanel; Cecilie Bahnsen; Valentino/ImaxTree; Roksanda

As one of the biggest color trends sprinkled throughout a range of S/S 21 collections, this poppin’ pink hue will hold strong throughout the season. The bold hue comes in a variety of shades, but think in-between neon and a more pastel color.

Prettiest color trends 2021: magenta


Isabel Marant; Kenneth Ize/Getty Images; Zero + Maria Cornejo; ROTATE Birger Christensen

This eye-catching color that’s sort of purplish-red turned up in collections from Isabel Marant to Rotate. While there are varying shades of magenta on the spectrum (some skewing more purple, some more pink or red), injecting this color into your offering will instantly elevate your wardrobe.

Best color trends 2021: tangerine


Burberry; Molly Goddard; Christopher John Rogers; Gabriela Hearst

This vibrant orange color has been around for a few seasons now and turned up in a noteworthy way again for spring. Whether worn in the form of a bold outerwear pick or in a luscious knit, this hue will be a go-to for many.

The best color trends of 2021: green


Balmain/Getty Images; David Koma; MSGM; Cinq à Sept

You know the color of a tennis ball? Kind of neon in a yellow and green tint? Well, as designers from Balmain to David Koma highlighted, that striking color will be making the rounds in the spring offerings. So get ready.