Feisty’s the Word for Spring 2019 Color Trends

2019 Pantone spring color palette
Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW Color Palette from Pantone Color Institute

Are you positively done with the arctic chill and mind-numbing temperatures currently sweeping across the country? There’s good news: spring is on the horizon!

And with spring comes a slew of gorgeous colors destined to put all memories of this dreary season to the back of your mind. Spring color trends point to strong, empowering, and bold hues that sizzle with intensity and confidence. They’ll add a little punch to your corporate ensembles and heat up your dressy looks to perfection.

Here’s what’s in store for the coming season, along with the pieces we love in these trending colors.

Jester Red (Pantone 19-1862)

This seriously dramatic shade of red puts all of the rest to shame. It’s sexier than cherry, more fiery than crimson, and destined to be a showstopper no matter where you choose to wear it.

Try the 1.State Short Sleeve Shift Dress ($19.97) or Joseph A Scalloped Trim Boat Neck Sweater ($15).

Princess Blue (Pantone 19-4150)

Adding a shock of blue to your basic looks is such a fun way to energize your casual springtime ensembles. The blue of spring ’19 is vibrant and lively, and marks a fun departure from the usual suspects like sunny yellow and juicy orange.

You can easily use this shade to punch up a pair of jeans. Try the Gibson Cozy Convertible Turtleneck ($32.40) or slip the LOFT Geo Shirred Shell ($54.50) beneath your work blazer.

Sweet Lilac (Pantone 14-2808)

A shade as youthful as it is ladylike, this warm hue channels a relaxed spirit. It’s not quite a pure pink, but a softer variation infused with a hint of lavender to warm it up. This makes it ideal for Sunday brunch or a first date with someone special.

Try Gap Balloon Sleeve Cardigan Sweater ($21.99) or Old Navy High-Rise Elevate Floral Compression Leggings ($22).

Eclipse (Pantone 19-3810)

Do you prefer a more dramatic shade, but want to steer clear of the usual blacks and browns? Try this rich hue that feels subtly mysterious, yet is very wearable thanks to its inky inspirations. There are so many ways to wear this shade—you can dress it up or down!

Try the Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated Jersey Dress ($96.89) or the Banana Republic Merino Stripe Pocket Sweater ($69.50).

Pink Peacock (Pantone 18-2045)

When you simply can’t resist the allure of the most effervescent, out-there shade of pink, you need to make this radiant option a prime part of your warm-weather wardrobe. Get into the spirit of the season!

Try Lulus Queen of the Evening Maxi Dress ($89) or VERO MODA Niti Pleated Skirt ($49).

Spring Color Trends from Years Past

What goes around comes around — the adage is true in life and in fashion. Here’s a look back at the spring color trends that ruled in previous years.

2018 — The year of the bold pastel

2018 was the year of the pastel. We’re not talking about wishy-washy yellows, pinks and greens. Not in the least. Spring 2018 colors were those bolder-than-watercolor hues, sure to brighten anyone’s day.

2016 — Everything dusty purple and mauve

Fashion designer and models on the runway

The spring couture shows of ’16 brought the glitz and glam we’ve come to expect, alongside soft and sweet shades that couldn’t be more suited for the start of warm weather months and wedding season. We took the violet cues from Armani Prive, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad to outfit everyday events and special occasions alike.

No matter the form (party frocks, knitwear and even accessories), it was on point in 2016 to add a dash of dreamy amethyst or ethereal thistle into our spring wardrobes.

2012 — Sunshine and pumped-up neutrals

Grid of 10 colors — Pantone's spring color trends of 2012

For spring 2012, the palette featured bright, sunny hues flanked by rich neutrals. Call it the year of happy fashion, as it’s hard not to smile when you’ve got a splash of tangerine or sunshine yellow in your outfit.

Tanya

Staff Writer at The Budget Fashionista
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.