Get Ready for the Bold Colour Trend That's Comin' in Hot

Kristen Nichols
·4-min read

Over the past few seasons, neutrals have taken really taken center stage with versatile shades of cream, beige, and grey popping up in the wardrobes of all the cool fashion girls. More recently, though, bolder colours like bubblegum pink and bright green have stood out on the runways and fashion scene. As we look to autumn 2021, that is only continuing, and saturated shades are winning out as the biggest colour trend for the season ahead.

At a time when we're all looking for a dose of fun, it makes sense that designers are injecting their collections with bold pops of colour. While you don't need to part ways with the neutral pieces in your closet, you might want to make space for more vibrant hues. The main takeaway from the autumn winter collections? Rather than a specific shade, we're seeing the saturated colour trend in a rainbow of hues from tangerine to violet—each worn from head to toe for the biggest possible impact.

Ahead, discover the standout colours to know about and get a head start on shopping them now.


While shades of bubblegum and hot pink have been winning out recently, for autumn we love the rich fuchsia shades moving into focus. This set from Chanel makes a case for a bold suiting moment.

Shop the trend:

Zara Oversized Blazer (£60)

Zara Pleated Menswear Style Pants (£30)

Bottega Veneta Debossed Leather Mules (£655)


Already a dominant colour in Prada's S/S 21 collection, even more brands like Salvatore Ferragamo are on board with saturated tangerine shades for autumn. There is nothing subtle about this show-stopping color.

Shop the trend:

Dodo Bar Or Gleen Pointelle-Knit Polo Shirt (£286)

Cult Gaia Shauna Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants (£315)

Prada Triangle Logo Pointed Toe Slingback Pump (£715)


There always seem to be cool new shades of blue that stand out on the runways. For autumn, it's all about rich cobalt—an eyecatching shade most notably seen on outerwear and accessories.

Shop the trend:

Christopher John Rogers Asymmetric Pleated Satin Skirt (£940)

Christopher John Rogers Wool-Blend Blazer (£1225)

Bottega Veneta The Pouch Intrecciato Leather Clutch Bag (£2370)


We're no strangers to seeing red on the runways, but this time around it's all about the head-to-toe look. Balmain really hammered this home, showcasing a scarlet look that even incorporates the colour down to the sunglasses and heels.

Shop the trend:

Gucci Square-Frame Embellished Quilted Leather Sunglasses (£815)

Zara Draped Linen Dress (£50)

Jimmy Choo Maelie 70 Suede Sandals (£450)

Canary Yellow

Is there anything more cheerful than a bright canary yellow? In this editor's opinion, not really. Add it to your closet in the form of a long dress to make a statement, or take a more subtle approach by opting for a pretty ring or a pair of sleek heels.

Shop the trend:

Tove Ceres Tie-Detailed Gathered Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£425)

Jimmy Choo Maelie 70 Leather Sandals (£450)

Bea Bongiasca Totally Awesome Squiggle 9-Karat Gold, Enamel and Peridot Ring (£1095)

Grass Green

Green is having a major moment right now, but won't be going anywhere once we hit the autumn winter 21 season. So, if you've been hesitant to add shades of bright grass green into your wardrobe, you can rest assured that it'll be sticking around for longer than one season.

Shop the trend:

Molly Goddard Lenore Stretch-Cotton Jersey Top (£280)

Zara Solid Color Full Length Wide Leg Jeans (£30)

Bottega Veneta Lace-Up Leather-Trimmed Mesh Pumps (£685)


Purple is a big colour to watch for fall 2021. Lavender is already standing out as the future colour fashion people will be wearing, but if you're looking for a dialed-up version, you'll want to pay attention to vibrant violet pieces as seen on Versace's F/W 21 runway.

Shop the trend:

Balenciaga Cat-Eye Metal Sunglasses (£295)

Zara Satin Effect Wide Leg Pants (£50)

Amina Muaddi Begum Crystal-Embellished Pvc Slingback Pumps (£750)

Next, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2021.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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