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The biggest color trends in 2020

November 16, 2020 | 0 min read

Kashaf Abid

While we have spent most of this year quarantining and chilling in a basic black t-shirt and PJs while watching Netflix, some colors have certainly made a comeback this year. This year has been particularly huge on pastel shades with colors like mint green and coral pink. However, who doesn’t like sticking to the good old wardrobe staples like classic blue and white that can be a perfect fit for any occasion

Here is a list of the biggest color trends for the year 2020.

1. Pistachio Green

Pistachio Green has been one of the biggest color trends of 2020 that screams summer. This light mint green hue shade doesn’t seem to go out of fashion anytime soon anytime soon. With the ever-increasing craze for neutral colors, this one surely tops the list yet again for this annum. This warm pastel color is extremely soothing on the eye but yet so chic. You can style it with a basic pair of white jeans and some golden accessories for a chic look.

For a simple glam look, you could even style a basic pasta green tee with basic blue denim and you are all set to impress! For a casual day out with your girlfriends or for a lunch date, you can pair up your favorite pistachio green dress with a denim jacket on top, add on a pair of gold hoops and sneakers making it a cute and fun outfit.

2. Flame Scarlet (Fiery Red)

This bold and fiery color will give you all the boss lady vibes you’ll ever need. Even if you decide not to contrast it with any other color, this color looks equally appealing in a monochromatic look. This color is perfect for when you can’t decide what to wear but yet want to look confident and dapper. It is a go-to color for any business or professional event or even a professional shoot. Dressing up like you’re only talking about business?

Pair up a flame scarlet-colored pantsuit with a shirt and a pair of black stilettos for that slick and clean look. For a casual and fun day with your girl gang out shopping, style a flame scarlet-colored maxi dress with a classic black clutch and chunky shoes. For dressing up for that weekend party after a long week of work, pair up a ruched satin short dress with a white overcoat on top, some chunky jewelry, a pair of black stilettos, and boom you’re all ready! Oh, don’t forget to grab a black crossbody bag!

3. Classic Blue

We definitely can’t miss out on the ultimate Pantone color of the year: Classic Blue. The old school blue has yielded us a fresh breath of color as classic blueweed, a deep blue, and mid-tone of blue. Classic blueweed, deep blue, and mid-tone of blue. It is a mild dewy shade with a tinge of vibrance. For all those who are confused about what to wear, this is your go-to color. You can never go wrong with blue and this is precisely why we aren’t astonished that it is the color of the year. You can rock any shade of blue, be it faded denim or aqua blue, and never go wrong with it for any occasion. It is a wardrobe staple that one must have at all times. Another shade of blue that is slowly making it to the top of the list is the pastel blue- Aqua Blue.

4. White 

Just like classic blue, another color that is a must-have in your closet is White. White can be paired up with any other color and look chic and crisp. The choice of white on any occasion depends on the fabric that you go for. Be it sheer net, satin, georgette, or cotton, you can never go wrong with white. If you have the confidence to carry it, you’re already there.

White monochromatic jumpsuits and dresses are extremely versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down for every occasion and be your saviors. For that color contrasting look to go out for drinks on a weekend, you can style a white puff-sleeved top with a skirt of any color of your choice. Don’t forget to pair it up with your favorite set of accessories and a pair of high heels. Keep it casual and comfortable by styling a basic white t-shirt with an oversized blue denim jacket with a pair of blue boyfriend jeans. Put on some comfortable chunky white shoes with this look and you’re all ready for a cute breakfast date with your friends.

5. Chive

Another color trend that has blown up this year is an endearing and a dark shade of green. This savory herbal green color stands out differently. You can change your entire ensemble game by adding this color to your outfit. One of the most trending looks in this color has been the leather look. This is the perfect color for the upcoming winter season- be it a chive leather dress or chive leather jacket with fringes. However, styling and color blocking this color can be a little tricky. The safest option for you is pairing it up with the good old black or white. You can put on a chive leather dress, with some gold hoops and a chunky chain, black basic boots, and a black fanny pack to amp up your look on a winter day.

6. Coral pink

Since pastels have been huge this year, how can we miss out on this shade of pastel pink? A curation of different shades of pink can work together very well to make your monochromatic look more effortless and flattering. This color screams summer and is the perfect color option for a hot sunny day at the beach. 

For a date night pair up your favorite strappy coral pink dress with some hot pink strappy heels and a red bag. Throw on some of your favorite golden accessories and you’re all ready. Surprisingly, coral pink has never been on the list up until 2020, but now that it is here, it is surely going to stay in vogue for a while now.

7. Biscay Green

Another shade of green featured on this list is Biscay Green. This color is just the right amount of mix of green and aqua blue. This mesmerizing color is the ideal color for the summer season and gives us beachy vibes. To keep it cool and refreshing on a hot summer day, pair up a Biscay green bodysuit with a denim skirt and a pair of sneakers. If you are confused about what to wear, a Biscay green dress with some white shoes is the perfect outfit which requires minimal effort.


These are the particular colors that stood out for us but many other colors made huge this season especially pastels which include lilac. Lilac was one color that you could spot everywhere. You could find it in every piece of clothing including ethnic. Peach and yellow were also some of the most spotted colors. For sustainable investment, go for colors like white, black, and blue because these colors will always be trendy and they’ll never go out of style.


  1. What are the color trends that people would be looking forward to next year?

Apart from these colors, colors like peach and yellow have high chances of being in trend for next year. These two mild shades just give us perfect summer vibes.

  1. What are pastel colors?

Pastel colors are those shades that are soothing for the eyes. The colors are mild yet so pretty. Mostly, when someone talks about pastel colors, mauve and baby pink are on the top of the list.

  1. How to break a monochromatic look?

A monochromatic look can be broken by color blocking. Color blocking is putting two opposite colors together for a complementary look. So if one wants to break a monochromatic look, color blocking would be a great technique.


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