The Top 8 Color Trends of 2020 That Pair Perfectly With Your Jeans

There’s no doubt that colors have the power to influence our emotions and mood. And for spring/summer 2020, designers unquestionably uplifted our spirits with bright and vivid hues aplenty. From head-turning tangerine to fiery scarlet red, along with calming and approachable sherbet greens, pinks, and blues, there’s certainly something to suit every sartorial taste. And don’t worry—there was plenty of beige to go around too (a trending hue we’re not letting go of any time soon), but the runways also provided some welcome neutral alternatives—from chive green to cinnamon browns.

One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your outfit is by pairing them with a pair of jeans. So today, we’re sharing this year’s biggest color trends that will work best with your denim. An easy and effortless way to look wholly on-trend for the season ahead.

Scarlet Red

Bold, bright, warm and energetic, this fiery-red hue exudes confidence and unquestionably makes a sartorial statement. This hue will undoubtedly go with any shade of blue denim in your closet. Try a red jacket paired with your slim jeans.

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Pistachio Green

The minty-green hue has been trending for a few seasons now and shows no signs of slowing down! Light and fresh, we guarantee the pistachio hue will act as your newest neutral for the season ahead.

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Orange Peel

Saturated shades of orange reigned supreme on the runways in the form of billowy dresses, sleek jackets, and elegant blouses. The bold color pairs perfectly with light-wash denim jeans.

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Ballet Pink

Delicate and feminine, the runways brought us a whole host of beautiful ensembles in sweet pale and dusky pink hues. This color looks stunning with every denim wash from light blue to faded grey, and crisp white. Try a shirt or lightweight jacket in the saccharine hue.

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Faded Blue

Calming and easy on the eyes, this soft and gentle blue shade is is as reliable and dependable as your go-to pair of jeans. Pair with vintage or off-white denim for a crisp contrast.

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Saffron 

The warm shade of orangey-yellow adds an optimistic and vivacious touch to any look. Seen in a plethora of fabrics on the runways—from crochet to satin—the spicy hue pairs particularly well with dark denim.

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Light Brown

Light brown, tan, and beige tones continue to be a favorite on the runways. They pair beautifully with blue, beige, and crisp white jeans. Try a ’70s-inspired shirt-jacket to take on the trend.

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Hot Pink

Seen on everything from ruffle dresses to puff-sleeved blazers, head-turning fuchsia pink is set to dominate our feeds this spring and summer. The punchy, vibrant hue is guaranteed to turn heads. Try pairing a chic hot-pink blouse or sweater with light-wash blue jeans.

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Up next, the seven biggest color trends we’ll all be wearing in 2020.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.