The Results Are In: These Color Trends Will Be "It" for Spring 2023


(Image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Beckham; Acne Studios)

It's been months since designers showed their spring/summer 2023 collections, yet the colors we saw come down the runway haven't left our minds since. From Paris to New York, collections were infused with a fresh palette of colors that could have even the most neutral-loving person do a double-take. 16Arlington brought out an array of icy pastels, Ferragamo reminded us why red is such a powerful color, and Victoria Beckham made a serious case for lime green. And for the edgy fans out there, the surge of '90s and angsty fashion brought heavy attention back to all-black ensembles. Either way, if you were looking for a moment to experiment with your color palette, the time is now.

After sifting through the many runway shows and data from color experts like Pantone, the final results are in. And with winter coming to a slow end, the colors below will fill you with optimism for the season ahead. With a range of pale pastels to dazzling metallics, we're in for a treat this season, so keep scrolling to get all the color inspiration you need, plus shop the report.


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There was a point in time when metallics were seen as tacky, but those days are way behind us. Even to the simplest of outfits, a pair of silver shoes or an accessory will bring just the right amount of trend to a look. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Acne Studios; 16Arlington)

Apologies if we've tired out the term "balletcore," but the aesthetic has had a major impact on the current trend cycle. There's been extra attention on ultra-delicate details, and pale pink is included in that mix.


(Image credit: Courtesy of 16Arlington; Brandon Maxwell)

As we mentioned before, icy pastels were the favored color palette by designers, and a cool lavender seems to be the one catching steam. (Is it too much to blame the rise of this color trend on Taylor Swift?)


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Every season, it seems like there's a different shade of green trending, and this time it's deep lime green. We can't help but note the green Victoria Beckham number (worn by both Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner) that made the color a strong contender in our palette for this year.

Turning Red


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Maximillian Davis's debut for Ferragamo is all the evidence you need to prove why red is the statement hue to love this season. It offers a punch but also easily blends well with neutrals like camel, brown, and black.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Coperni; Victoria Beckham)

We know that black is always in style, but just hear us out: The most dominant color on the scene was not just black, but there was a heavy importance placed on the all-black look for spring. It's not surprising, considering the fact that '90s silhouette and grunge fashion are still at the top of the current trend cycle.

Next: I Did It—the 9 Outdated Trends I'm Finally Ditching and Their 2023 Replacements 

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.