Everything’s pink, have you noticed? Eeeeeverything. And not just any pink – ‘millennial pink’, the special rosy hue that’s become the signature colour of our generation. It’s all over Instagram, it’s all over our bedrooms, and thanks to beetroot lattes, unicorn toast and smoothie bowls, it’s even all over our lunch.
But the rainbow wheel of fashion never stops spinning, so what’s NEXT on the agenda? When our pink obsession finally fades, here are the five colours you’re going to be loving instead.
Because obviously the only thing Instagram loves more than a pink latte on a pink table is a green smoothie against a green wall, any minute now our favourite stone fruit is about to roll up and take the colour crown. We already knew avocado was amazing on toast, on eggs, in your pudding and on your face, but how about your shoes and your bedroom too?
Give it a month or two and that soft, creamy green will be everywhere. But note: we’re talking the perfectly ripe avo of your dreams here. No mushy brown bits.
Hands up who’s been keeping an eye out for the perfect yellow dress since Emma Stone in La La Land? Us too. And Ms Stone’s not the only one who’s been giving us citrus cravings – there was Em Watson’s iconic turn in Beauty and the Beast, Beyonce in Lemonade, basically everyone during award season… Summer is obviously the best time to embrace sunshine clothes, but lemon yellow will be one of our main squeezes all through the autumn too.
If head-to-toe canary isn’t your thing, dip your toe in with a pair of buttercup yellow shoes or a sherbet lemon bag. Zesty.
Sick of pastels? Totally fair enough. Inject a bit of paint palette oomph into your wardrobe instead with some electric blue – it’s cool, it’s refreshing, it’s the colour of Smurfs and deep sea diving, it looks incredible against a white wall or bedding, and if you’re feeling really bold you can wear it as a ‘neutral’ (like black or denim) with red, pink, yellow or green and earn some serious fash points.
Warning: if you’ve ever worn a royal blue school uniform, this one might be hard to put on without shuddering. Ease yourself in gently.
Once upon a time, lilac was the colour of your Great Granny’s hair, your baby sister’s bedroom and the dodgy bridesmaid’s dresses at your parents’ wedding. But no more! The 90s revival has officially brought it back, and candy-pale purple now looks cooler than ever. Less obvious than pink, it looks lush on every skintone – especially when teamed with sporty white, denim and flashes of silver. We’re obsessed with lilac lips, like everybody, but if you’re scared of the whole looking-like-a-corpse thing then lilac nails are an easier win.
Another 90s throwback, khaki was last massive back in All Saints’ combat trouser heyday and it’s suddenly all over the high street again. The sludgy shade of ponds and seaweed might not seem like the world’s sexiest colour choice, but that’s what makes it so unexpectedly great for slip dresses, jumpsuits and bikinis (as well as amazing against pale skin, dark skin and golden tans too). Oh and tip: forget denim, the ultimate summer cover-up is the army ‘shacket’. Which means half shirt, half jacket. Oh, fashion.
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