Spring 2023 Fashion Will Be Dominated By These Trendy Colors

Purple was everywhere in 2022, from fashion to home décor to makeup, with this extreme use of the hue resulting from Pantone naming Very Peri, a playful periwinkle hue, the Color of the Year. "As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone... encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions," Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said via Pantone.

Periwinkle has been a fun, lively color that never got old in 2022. However, a new year means time for new trendy shades to enter the fashion world this spring. Of course, you shouldn't get rid of all your periwinkle, plum, or lavender garments that were ultra-trendy this year, but you should get ready to embrace an exciting new set of hues.

Pantone's Viva Magenta is 2023's official hue

As mentioned earlier, Pantone is the go-to source for everything related to color. So, once the company names the official Color of the Year, that hue starts popping up everywhere. Pantone chose the daring yet warm Viva Magenta as the Color of the Year 2023. "In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known," Leatrice Eiseman told Pantone. Thus, this color is all about embracing true boldness.

Get ready to see many people rocking Viva Magenta, not only during spring 2023 but every season of the year. After all, there are already more than a million posts devoted to #magenta on Instagram. Plus, whenever a celebrity flaunts a color, we know it's about to be a prominent trend if it isn't one already. For example, Timothée Chalamet wore a monochromatic outfit in a red hue that looked super similar to Viva Magenta in early September, per their Instagram. So, the actor was ahead of the trend, putting the color on the map. But, Chalamet's outfit was only the beginning — magenta hues are about to be everywhere.

Edgy black took over the runways

We know what you're probably thinking, "How can black be a trend when it's never out of style — aren't black clothes technically on-trend every year and season?" Yes, black is always in fashion for a classic, sophisticated look. But the hue was arguably even more present on the Spring-Summer 2023 runways than usual, as designers are leaning into edgier looks. For instance, Versace's Spring-Summer 2023 Women's collection is called "A Goddess Gone Grunge," exuding a dark, ultra-edgy vibe. Many of the garments in this gorgeous collection are black with sheer or leather details.

Versace isn't the only iconic name to include a sea of black in its SS23 collection. The Paris-inspired Dior Spring-Summer 2023 Ready-To-Wear collection has many monochromatic black dresses with unique structures and silhouettes. Moreover, Christian Siriano's Spring 2023 collection presented a plethora of dramatic black outfits, from glamorous gowns to one-of-a-kind trousers.

In addition to big-name fashion brands opting for darker looks for spring 2023, edgier aesthetics have been gaining popularity on social media, making black clothing arguably more desirable than ever. As indicated by Versace's SS23 grunge goddess-themed collection, grunge fashion has become a significant trend rather than the love-it-or-hate-it subculture it used to be (via Affliction). The rise of grunge has even managed to create a dark spin-off of traditionally sweet and delicate fairycore; the grunge fairycore aesthetic has some similarly whimsical elements to classic fairycore, but with a darker twist — and more black pieces, per L'Officiel.

Fashion is feeling blue

Various shades of blue dominated spring 2023 collections, too. For example, the Burberry Spring-Summer 2023 collection featured some unconventional denim ensembles, ultra-light blue pieces, and even a couple of brighter blue hues. Furthermore, Christian Siriano's Spring 2023 collection presented some bold cobalt blue outfits. Therefore, the hue won't be limited to a single tint, shade, or saturation in spring 2023 — light, bright, dark, denim, and subtle blues should all be trendy.

According to Pantone, Blue Perennial, a denim-like shade of blue, and Summer Song, more of a grayish blue, are both prominent colors for spring-summer 2023 fashion. Additionally, Skylight, a super light blue with a subtle green tint, will be significant in the spring and summer of 2023. Moreover, the sad girl aesthetic has become oddly popular thanks to the crying makeup trend, emotional music by famous artists like Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, and celebrities like Dove Cameron sharing raw and emotional posts on Instagram. Blue fits in with this intentionally sad trend, making the hue more likely to be a long-lasting fashion.

So, are you ready to see magentas, black, and blue pop up everywhere in spring 2023 fashion?