6 Colours Everyone Will Wear This Spring, According to a Pantone Expert

Judith Jones
·3-min read

The spring season is just around the corner— a time when we meet the longer days with a hopeful post-winter spirit—and this year, we feel a sense of freedom on the horizon.

Sartorially speaking, there is plenty to look forward to this upcoming season, including a plethora of trends to suit every taste and budget. Today, I'm honing in on one of my favorite subjects—colours—and what hues are about to delight us for the spring/summer season ahead.

To get more insight on the colours that will be dominating, I tapped into Pantone Colour Institute's Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman to share the most popular colours for spring 2021, which we've already spotted all over the S/S 21 collections. "This spring we're seeing colours that will give us an instant refresh and a jolt of energy," explains Eiseman. A boost most of us will welcome with open arms as we slowly maneuver out of a difficult past year.

Below, she shares six Pantone colours (including Pantone's colour of the year) that you can expect to see everywhere this spring. Keep scrolling to shop our favorite picks in each hue. We guarantee you'll find something that hits your eye just right.

"Friendly, joyful, and optimistic, this is a colour that speaks to the hope of sunny days."—Eiseman


Zimmermann Wild Botanica Tie-Detailed Cutout Linen and Silk-Blend Organza Midi Dress (£1650)

H&M Fitted Cardigan (£10)

Bottega Veneta The Mini Twist Knotted Leather Clutch (£930)

Cecilie Bahnsen Lumi Silk-Blend Cloud-Matelassé Dress (£2460)

"A warm sister shade to Illuminating, this orange tone is comforting and playful at the same time."


Zara Knit Midi Dress (£30)

Staud Ollie Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag (£222)

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Technical-Pleated Longline Dress (£440)

Nagnata Yoni Technical-Knit Organic Cotton-Blend Shorts (£148)

"This light green cooling breath of fresh air balances the warmer tones of the palette."


Jacquemus Tordu Off-The-Shoulder Cutout Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£330)

Free People Violette Mini Dress (£78)

Senso Senso Tiahn I Sandal (£73)

& Other Stories Relaxed Belted Coat (£104)

"This is a floral shaded colour that brings sophistication into the spring season."


H&M Rib-Knit Dress (£21)

Fred Leighton Collection 18-Karat Gold Amethyst Earrings (£1590)

Zara Culotte Trousers (£28)

"A vivifying, tasty, and tantalising hue that sparks all of the other shades."


Zara Flowy Midi Dress (£26)

Bottega Veneta The Whirl Leather Clutch (£1520)

16arlington Medina Draped Satin Midi Dress (£795)

"The perfect neutral for spring that supports every other colour and doesn't compete with them. It is also the companion colour to Illuminating that forms the Pantone Colour of the Year."


Raey Cropped Displaced-Sleeve Roll-Neck Wool Sweater (£495)

Zara Coat With Lapel Collar (£30)

Khaite Jo Cashmere-Blend Sweater (£610)

& Other Stories Bee Button Alpaca Blend Cardigan (£69)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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