The It Colors to Know for Spring 2022, as Told by the Runways

Despite it snowing on the East Coast last week, great weather is starting to trickle in, and our attention is moving toward the next: spring. We've been sharing all the information you need on trends we predict will take over in the months to come, but it's finally time to talk about our favorite sartorial report—the It colors to know. While there were a variety of vibrant hues on the S/S 22 runways, we did take notes on the shades that stood out the most. We usually see more neutrals and muted tones in the winter, but spring is clearly all about saturated shades.

Whether it was Christian Siriano sending a lime-green suit down the runway or Proenza Schouler showcasing the fringed orange dress of our dreams, designers had no shortage of vibrant hues among their collections. As we move away from dreary weather and the sun finally starts to set after 5 p.m., it makes sense that designers injected the most vibrant hues into their spring pieces. Keep scrolling to find out the colors we're most excited about for the season ahead.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta; Ganni; Anna Sui)

Kelly green may have started off as a micro-trend in 2020, but it has blown up and is still relevant for 2022. Whether it's with an accessory or a full look, there is no going wrong with this shade of green.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Ganni; Christian Siriano; Emilia Wickstead; Proenza Schouler)

We spotted the citrus shade on many collections from Ganni to Proenza Schouler. While it's been relevant for a few seasons, we're not shocked that it's turned up again for 2022. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Anna Sui; Chanel; Aje)

Bubblegum pink was replaced with fuchsia and hot pink momentarily, but it's officially made a grand return to the fashion scene. Placed on the spectrum between fuchsia and light pink, it's the perfect medium shade to add to your wardrobe this season.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Emilia Wickstead; Blumarine; Jill Sander)

We've seen plenty of butter- and popcorn-esque shades of yellow in the recent months, but lemon yellow is coming to take the throne. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Christian Siriano; Bottega Veneta; Versace)

What's better than one green? Two greens. While kelly green remains the dominant shade, lime green is making its way out of the woodworks. It was also spotted on many F/W 22 runways, so we can easily predict you'll see plenty of this eye-catching hue throughout the year.


(Image credit: Courtesy of LaPointe; Altuzarra; Sergio Hudson)

Pantone announced that its 2022 color of the year is Very Peri, and while we've yet to see that exact shade in the spotlight, similar muted shades of purple were spotted heavily on the runways.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.