This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
It might have been oxblood…or maybe neon pink. Or, perhaps it was tangerine tango, seafoam green, orcerulean that really drove you out of the world of neutrals. Whatever hue it was, the power of a provocative color can’t be denied. For instance, think about how discovering oxblood totally revolutionized the way you coordinated your work outfits, or how finding neons totally changed your accessorizing game.
Okay, sure, there was plenty of black, white, and brown on the most recent fall runways — but there was also a rainbow of color trends to get excited about. Ahead, nine new hues that are as good as oxblood (if not better!).
Baby Blue — On modern-cut pieces like leather vests or moto jackets, this hue of blue is completely striking. And on gowns? Cinderella definitely had the right idea.
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Burnt Orange — This warm color makes a great neutral. Not quite brown but not quite a neon, burnt orange is a great foundation for colorblocking and looks so chic in a textured fabric like suede or tweed.
Narciso Rodriguez Photo: Courtesy of Narciso Rodriguez; Zac Posen Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Gucci Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
Canary Yellow — This bright yellow is definitely more challenging to wear confidently, but women with very pale and very dark skin tones will rockthis hue. For those still a little hesistant, start small with a skinny belt or bag — it’ll still make a big impact!
Sass and Bide Photo: Courtesy of Sass and Bide; Zac Posen Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Jil Sander Photo: Courtesy of Jil Sander
Cranberry Red — This is what we think spring’s version of oxblood will be. Still universally flattering and sophisticated, it’s a color that’s so unobtrusive that it’s nearly a neutral — and that’s a good thing.
Kenzo Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo; Christopher Kane Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Marc by Marc Jacobs Photo: Courtesy of Marc by Marc Jacobs
Eggshell — This creamy off-white color is “colorful” enough to wear without getting wedding-dress vibes and definitely holds up to dirt and stains a lot better than a true white. We love this color on severely cut shift dresses, shorts, and sweatshirts.
Celine Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Isabel Marant Photo: Courtesy of Isabel Marant; Naeem Khan Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
Powder Pink — This version of pale pink is a little more acidic than we’ve seen in the past (as far as pale pinks can be acidic). We love them in covered-up retro throwbacks like car coats and cropped trousers, but they can also be a surprisingly grown-up color to choose when it comes to nighttime looks.
Prada Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Jenny Packham Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Packham; Escada Photo: Courtesy of Escada
Ruby — Midway between a plum and a red, this color looks best in large, bold swaths, either in a knee-length tea dress or a striking short suit.
Costume National Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Derek Lam Photo: Courtesy of Derek Lam; Etro TK
Bottle Green — This type of deep, rich, saturated green looks just as good with blacks and metallics as it does with browns and tans. Complementary against nearly any skin tone, this is definitely a color that’ll get you compliments.
Balmain Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; L’Wren Scott Photo: Courtesy of L’Wren Scott; Prada Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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