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.


(Image credit: 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.


(Image credit: 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.


(Image credit: 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.


(Image credit: 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.


(Image credit: 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.

Next up, 11 Spring Trends I'm Low-Key Adding to My Cart Right Now.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and since has been updated.

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.