According to image consultants, Spring and Summer color trends we are going to see will be a big shift from the neutral-heavy wardrobes that have been so predominant in recent months to bold and bright looks.
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Fashion shows and Spring and Summer Color Trends in your everyday style
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The Spring and Summer color trends bring lots of joy and vibrant hues to color the warmest and most welcoming time of the year!
Bold and brave brights are here to stay. It’s these vibrant clothes that make consumers feel joy. “Escape” into your closets both literally and figuratively, experiment with eclectic colors and unique prints more than ever before!
This Spring and Summer we’re going to see a big shift from the neutral-heavy wardrobes that have been so predominant in recent months to bold and bright looks.
According to fashion experts and personal stylists, you will see a lot of these bold colors in clothes, bags and footwear, specifically sandals and ballet flats.
Let’s focus on 8 Spring/Summer trends you can try.
8 Spring and Summer Color Trends
Color Trend 1: Viva Magenta
Pantone is the go-to source for everything related to color. Pantone chose the daring yet warm Viva Magenta as the Color of the Year 2023.
A color that, for centuries, has captivated many, magenta is a mixture of violet and red.
Magenta is known as a color of harmony and balance. It’s used in Feng Shui and is often considered spiritual.
For a feminine feel, combine magenta with other pink hues, or combine it with bright blues and yellows for a more modern palette.
Pantone calls this shade “powerful and empowering,” it’s meant to be a call back to nature while also being a little bit rebellious.
It may seem like incorporating magenta can be difficult to approach. But Magenta is flattering to plenty of skin tones because it suits both warm and cool hues, and It’s easy to build off of.
Magenta is a great pop up color that you can incorporate in any neutral outfit. Pair this bold shade of magenta with gray, black or white for a classic, toned-down look. Magenta will also look great with blue and navy colors.
Color Trend 2: Go Green
After so many seasons of neutrals, it’s thrilling to see bright colors like this springy green showing up at retailers.
While Kelly green was most popular, other spring shades of green like emerald, apple, leaf are also very trendy this spring/summer.
Here are different shades of green to wear this spring and summer:
1. Kelly green is an intense, pure green that sits between blue and yellow in the color wheel. Named after the common Irish family name, Kelly, it is reminiscent of the lush green Irish landscape. It is also commonly associated with the colors of St. Patrick’s Day.
2. Emerald Green, also known as Schweinfurt Green, Paris Green and Veronese Green, is a bright blue-green named after the precious gemstone.
3. Apple Green is a medium dark shade of yellow-green.
4. Leaf Green color belongs to the color family Spring Green. It is of medium brightness and high saturation.
5. Neon green is an extremely bright green hue that takes after its close color wheel neighbor, lime green. Lime green contains far more red pigment than neon green, while neon green brings just a touch of blue pigment for balance.
Expect plenty of green for spring/summer (and beyond). In 2023, many designer collections incorporated Kelly green and neon green. Include green hues in your spring and summer wardrobe to create bright summer outfits.
Color Trend 3. Lush Lilac
This lush lilac trend is definitely setting the stage for what’s next in fashion.
Lush Lilac is a midtone purple with slight red undertones and part of the Purples Collection.
The most popular hues are lavender and eggplant.
Color Trend 4: Limoncello
This sweet shade of yellow feels approachable while packing just enough punch for a zesty addition to your spring palette.
Limoncello is the name of Italy’s most loved liqueur. Its bright yellow color is a delightful reminder of the sun during summer and the delightful sensation of warm summer evenings: the sea’s cool breeze and its relaxed feeling.
Outfits that incorporate limoncello color create a fresh and relaxed summer look.
Color Trend 5. Powder Blue
Powder blue is a very pale shade of blue, a much-lighter version of cobalt, from which it originates. The color name is taken from a type of powdered cobalt that was used to make dyes and launder fabric.
It’s seasonless and minimalist in nature, making it a tone that’ll get tons of mileage in your wardrobe.
Combine a powder blue blouse with mocha or gray pants for spring and summer days.
Color Trend 6. Rebellious Black
Black often represents the emotions and actions of rebellion in teenagers and youth. It can also symbolize a refusal to conform to society’s expectations.
This notion is reflected through the resurgence of moto black jackets, head-to-toe leather looks, and other total black outfits.
The color black can represent both the positive and the negative.
Style a black bubble dress with strappy sandals and silver jewelry for a cocktail look.
Color Trend 7. Slate Gray
Slate gray is a grayish-blue shade of gray, a tertiary color made from equal parts purple and green pigment on the color wheel.
Slate is a dark shade of grey that has been mixed with a hint of azure for a cool tone, modern shade. It’s a shade lighter than Anthracite grey so often appears softer against traditional homes. Slate grey has earthy undertones of red and brown that become more apparent when you pair it with a warm red brick color.
While gray may not quite be “the new black,” it’s the coolest complementary neutral color.
Team your gray wares with a pop of color – like lime green, magenta or limoncello for a stylish look.
Color Trend 8. Earthy Orange
Earthy or Cadmium orange is a rich, earthy orange tone named after the chemical component cadmium. It is a little similar to dark orange but with more brown undertones.
Tans, whites and beiges work well with any shade of orange, but when combined with darker rusts and burnt orange tones can help create a warm and earthy feel.
While burnt orange might initially seem more of a fall shade, for 2023 it also looks great in summer. This shade has connotations of creativity, sensuality and abundance, which is probably why it is so popular.
Splashes of orange combined with turquoise or olive green create vivid and fresh outfits. This muted shade is also great if you’re scared of bright-colored clothes as it still adds some oomph without being too over the top
Pick and choose which trends to incorporate into your wardrobe based on what works for your personal style aesthetic, body type, lifestyle, budget, etc. And remember, just because it’s in style doesn’t mean you have to wear it.
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