These 9 Color Trends Are It For Spring 2022

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Spring 2022 will deliver some of the boldest colors yet, from neon green to hot pink. Mood-boosting hues were so prominent on the runways from New York to Paris, it felt like an invitation to add Spring color trends into our wardrobe, whether we add a pop of pink with accessories or opt for head-to-toe brights in a monochromatic blue suit.

As we emerge from the pandemic and anxiously look forward to brighter days, fashion designers are gravitating toward scarlet, sky blue, and bright fuschia hues as vibrant colors to wear this spring. David Koma embraced the saturated color theme with sheer, feather-trimmed neon-sunshine gowns, while Versace enlivened party attire with a sequin two-piece skirt set drenched in hot pink.

Minimalist dressers need not worry though. Designers also provided softer options like lilac and salted caramel that look just as elevated. Indeed, Chloé's Gabriela Hearst offered up a sharply tailored suit that will easily transition from daytime meetings to sunset dinners, while Jonathan Simkhai's lavender rib-knit set raised the standard for at-home lounging.

We hardly had to deliberate over the nine big winners for this spring's color trends. Ahead, feast your eyes on soft lilac, which is surprisingly sleek and offers a new perspective on purple; sunny canary yellow; moody hot pink; salted caramel; bold scarlet; mystifying sky blue; rich green; neon green; and illuminating yellow.

Soft Lilac
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Soft Lilac

If ever there was a time to adopt a new favorite color, it's now with soft lilac trending on the runway. For anyone who's said they don't like purple, this shade, with its gray undertone and a pastel-like finish, will win you over. Though it may be easy on the eyes, it still commands attention in power-suit form. Don't underestimate the person wearing it.

Thebe Magugu spring 2022

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Aknvas spring 2022

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Coach spring 2022

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LaPointe spring 2022

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Brandon Maxwell spring 2022

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Prabal Gurung spring 2022

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Markarian spring 2022

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Self-Portrait spring 2022

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Thom Browne spring 2022

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Rodarte spring 2022

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Simone Rocha spring 2022

Canary Yellow
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Canary Yellow

Even when this season's yellow veers a bit more toward lemon, it still has that wonderfully chalky finish that feels more elevated than gold or highlighter shades. Spotted at Alexander McQueen and Chanel, it's bound to find its way onto some of our most prominent wardrobe staples.

Loewe spring 2022

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Christian Siriano spring 2022

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Alejandra Alonso Rojas spring 2022

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Jil Sander spring 2022

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Victoria Beckham spring 2022

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Molly Goddard spring 2022

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Emilio Pucci spring 2022

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Chanel spring 2022

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Alexander McQueen spring 2022

Hot Pink
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Hot Pink

Somewhere between fuchsia and magenta lies this brilliant shade of pink, which some might refer to as rhodamine red. It's more purplish than Barbie but still undeniably fun ‚ÄĒ and it holds a lot of power. That's why we're seeing it on statement looks like jumpsuits, co-ord sets, and dresses.

Et Ochs spring 2022

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PH5 spring 2022

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Retrofête spring 2022

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Nicole Miller spring 2022

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Ulla Johnson spring 2022

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Tory Burch spring 2022

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RtA spring 2022

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Genny spring 2022

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Fendi spring 2022

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Versace spring 2022

Salted Caramel
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Salted Caramel

Meet the 2022 neutral that's way more upbeat than khaki or tan. It looks especially stylish juxtaposed with punchy shades like purple or softened by peach. Follow Miuccia Prada's lead at Miu Miu and wear it layered with multiple shades of brown or grab one of the aforementioned brights for a chic pop of color.

COS spring 2022

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Michael Kors Collection spring 2022

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh spring 2022

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Rejina Pyo spring 2022

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Ulla Johnson spring 2022

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Loro Piana spring 2022

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Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2022

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Balmain spring 2022

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Chloé spring 2022

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Miu Miu spring 2022

Scarlet
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Scarlet

In most instances, the tinge of orange in this season's scarlet is so bold, it can stand on its own. Pair it with neutral accessories to make the hue pop, or color block with softer tones like lavender for an eye-catching combo.

Ganni spring 2022

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Alejandra Alonso Rojas spring 2022

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Cecilie Bahnsen spring 2022

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Staud spring 2022

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Maisie Wilen spring 2022

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Proenza Schouler spring 2022

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Theophilio spring 2022

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Self-Portrait spring 2022

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Simon Miller spring 2022

Sky Blue
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Sky Blue

The new blue for 2022 is open to interpretation. Whether you lean toward cornflower or cyan, the color trend is still reminiscent of a clear, cloudless sky. Balance it out with white piping or accessories, or go for the monochrome look with the matching shoes, jacket, or bag.

Nanushka spring 2022

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La Double J spring 2022

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Bora Aksu spring 2022

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Alexandre Vauthier spring 2022

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Altuzarra spring 2022

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh spring 2022

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Stella McCartney spring 2022

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Sandy Liang spring 2022

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Salvatore Ferragamo spring 2022

Rich Green
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Rich Green

There's something so luxurious about green, it's no wonder designers are offering a variety of pieces in the rich shade. From Dior's belted mini dress to Sergio Hudson's power suit to Bottega Veneta's ubiquitous accessories, kelly green is enjoying its moment in the sun this spring.

Dior spring 2022

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Valentino spring 2022

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Sergio Hudson spring 2022.

Neon Green
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Neon Green

A close relative of Kelly green, this neon hue demands to be noticed. From Prabal Gurung to Valentino, the lime green shade was a mainstay on the runway, and it's perfect for all the events on your social calendar this spring. To complement the standout color, keep accessories minimal.

Prabal Gurung spring 2022

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Valentino spring 2022

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Christian Siriano spring 2022

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Coperni spring 2022

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Stella McCartney spring 2022

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Christian Cowan spring 2022

Illuminating Yellow
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Illuminating Yellow

A close tie between neon green and bright yellow, Illuminating Yellow has enlivened several catwalks this season ‚ÄĒ from David Koma to Prada. With its eye-catching color and mood-boosting effect, it will easily become a favorite for the boldest among us.

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Prada spring 2022

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Sergio Hudson spring 2022

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Collina Strada spring 2022

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Eckhaus Latta spring 2022