When you think of spring colours, we’re guessing your mind instantly goes to pastel. And while we love a soft lilac or a blush pink, spring is about more than just pale hues. This season, we’ve seen a wave of fresh, atypical colours bursting onto the scene. From military green to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, check out the five colours we can’t wait to rock this spring.
Purple, or more specifically, ultraviolet, got a major boost in 2018 thanks to being named Pantone’s Colour of the Year. We’ve seen the hue make its way into everything from interior design to fashion. Bright and bold, we love this hue for spring. Whether you want to go full-on purple princess in a dress or simply add an ultraviolet accent in the form of a sleek handbag, there’s no wrong way to introduce this trendy hue into your wardrobe. Gucci’s Belted Pintuck Cady Crepe Dress is one of our fave iterations of the colour.
It seems that purple in all shades is trending this season. Meet ultraviolet’s pale sister: lavender. While this is in the traditional pastel family, we can’t get enough of this soft and whimsical shade. As romantic as can be, we saw lavender pieces in both Tibi and Michael Kors’ spring/summer 2018 collections. Tibi’s Wide Leg Crop Denim Pants are the ultimate cool-girl piece for spring. Part culotte, part jean, these—along with a heeled mule—are the perfect look to take you into spring.
Candy Apple Red
As vivid as can be, candy apple red was spotted at the Alexander McQueen, Philip Lim, and Victoria Beckham runway shows. Featuring slightly orange undertones, this colour is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. While some of you are used to rocking the bold hue through your lip colour, now’s the time to work it into your #ootd in other ways: blazers, for one. Oscar de La Renta’s Stretch Wool Boyfriend Blazer will take you from the office to your Sunday errands. Pair with a midi skirt and glitter booties for a casual weekend look or dress it up with culottes and slingback heels for the office.
Move over millennial pink, there’s a new hue in town! This darker, bolder shade of rose is a must in your spring wardrobe. Not only will you feel ultra-feminine, but you’ll also look super high-fashion strutting your stuff in this intense new shade. Marchesa and Prabal Gurung made it a staple of their spring/summer 2018 runway collections, so now’s the time to swap your soft blushes for, as Pantone has coined it, Rapture Rose. If you’re unsure about sporting such a bold colour straight out of the gate, ease yourself in with a pink accessory, such as the Gucci Mini Marmont Matelassé Velvet Shoulder Bag.
Muted and dusty is the name of the game when it comes to military green. More on the neutral side, this faded green colour can easily be added to your spring closet. Though we do love a casual military jacket, we’re also increasingly seeing more elegant pieces bearing this on-trend shade. FRAME’s Le Service Twill Jumpsuit will give you the ideal utilitarian chic look for spring.