The Top Trending Fashion Colors for 2020

While current trends prioritize individualistic looks above all else, it seems certain that no matter what style is more your speed, color is going to be everywhere this year.
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If you've been looking to start the new decade with a major dose of fashion colors, 2020 is looking to be your year. As we've seen from runways and Pantone predictions alike, bright shades are everywhere for spring and fall, and while primary colors are a dominant force, designers are taking them beyond their basic core to create something that feels refreshingly modern.

By focusing on monotone looks in an innovative range of textures and designs, designers have brought a joyous energy to fashion colors for 2020 that had recently felt more absent in a turbulent time. Shades like red, fuschia, and fluoro green are ruling the runways, but if neutrals are what spark joy for you, don't fret—the camel trend is going strong, and many looks from this year's shows have been proving that all black is anything but boring. We've tracked a whole rainbow of shades that will dominate the coming year, so read on to learn all the best fashion colors 2020 has in store.


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Clockwise from top left: Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Haider Ackermann, Off-White, Chloé

It's always a risk to wear white. Evoking fears of a stain at any time or post-Labor Day judgment when fall arrives, it's a double-edged sword of a fashion choice. But whether you consider wearing it brave or not, crisp white is proving to be a foolproof route to making a statement this year, and its futuristic appearance makes it one of the boldest yet most classic fashion colors for 2020.

Bold Red

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Clockwise from top left: Rodarte, Versace, Proenza Schouler, Longchamp, Givenchy, Valentino

The daredevil of fashion colors in 2020 and beyond, a bold shade of red makes an impact with every step. Exuding passion and confidence along with a sultry and stunning visual, this color has proven the assumptions people make about it are indeed assets, and still almost nothing compares when it comes to a confidence-boosting look.


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Clockwise from top left: Burberry, Rag and Bone, Max Mara, Balmain, Salvatore Ferragamo, JW Anderson

Camel everything has become a fashion favorite in recent seasons, and the recent Fall 2020 shows have proven the warm neutral is not going away any time soon. The fashion color's rustic undertones craft a warm and inviting feeling while remaining put-together, making the perfect impression for a chilly autumn night or almost any sophisticated activity you could imagine.


Pale Sunlight

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Clockwise from top left: Molly Goddard, Miu Miu, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Prada

A contrast to the warm marigold trend that has been sweeping fashion as of late, pale sunlight yellow is finding nuance in its delicate, feminine nature, projecting a subtle happiness layered with innocent charm. Proving to have merit far beyond a springtime brunch or royal wedding, expect this to be one of the fashion colors 2020 fashion people can't get enough of all year round.

Fluoro Green

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Clockwise from top left: Versace, Bottega Veneta, Brandon Maxwell, Haider Ackermann

Bringing 2019's neon color trend to its next iteration, fluoro green appears to truly stand out amidst the sea of primary colors that will dominate 2020. A fun hue for the summer, this fashion color is a shortcut to chic eccentricity, but if you happen to be skeptical, just take a look at Bottega Veneta's latest collection for a sight that's sure to quell your fears.

Ultramarine Green 

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Clockwise from top left: Lacoste, Loewe, Longchamp, Salvatore Ferragamo

This deep shade of green is a sartorial shortcut to feeling like you have your life together. Its strong, assurant character helps the wearer to adopt serious yet determined attitude, making a bold statement while still fitting in perfectly within a situation where you want to prove you mean business. A fashion color for 2020 with brains as much as beauty? We're here for it.

Faded Denim 

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Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Richard Malone, Saint Laurent, Longchamp

Unlike a true denim, the faded denim shade has a liberating and elegant aspect. As if gazing at a blue sky on a sunny day, it relays a calm, cozy quality that the world always needs more of, especially in the uncertain times of 2020. Perhaps adopting this shade as your hue of choice this year is a sartorial act of self-care.

Classic Blue 

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Clockwise from top left: Loewe, Balenciaga, Hermès, Kenzo, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, this calm yet bold shade evokes memories underneath the night sky (and maybe some political undertones, but pick whichever meaning best fits your desires). A few months after its headline-making moment, the deep hue has proven to be one of the most dominant fashion colors 2020 has to offer, providing a dignified look for any evening event.   


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Clockwise from top left: Christopher John Rodgers, Shrimps, Eckhaus Latta, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Bottega Veneta

Perhaps the industry's chosen color of the year, fuschia monopolized the Fall 2020 runway collections (and is already making it big in street style at this moment). The brilliant and ecstatic hues create a whimsical, carefree look that makes almost anything look a bit more magical, providing a joyous spirit that's more than necessary in today's world.

Next-Level Black 

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Clockwise from top left: Prada, Valentino, Balenciaga, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Versace

A timeless color that looks effortlessly chic in any look, there's plenty of good reason that black is such a staple in fashion. But while black never really goes away, it sometimes does get a reputation for being boring, so it's fascinating to see such a strong argument for it at a time when bold colors are so prominent. On the Fall 2020 runways, several brands opted to showcase a whole series of all-black ensembles, highlighting the essential color's true versatility. From bold ensembles for the apocalypse to effortlessly cool fringe, black has found a route to being one of the most interesting fashion colors of 2020.



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