It seems like every shade in the rainbow is vying to be the next millennial pink: Pantone proclaimed Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year, Gen Z yellow is being tipped as the color that could steal pale pink’s crown, and hot pink, terracotta, lavender and kelly green are all having a moment. Now here’s another color trend to have on your radar: Neo Mint.
According to trend forecasters WGSN, Neo Mint is expected to be the directional shade to mark the changing of the decade in 2020. It’s described as “an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonizes science and technology with nature.” Some might say that a lot that can happen in fashion between now and then, but the runways are already promoting the minty fresh look — often with coordinating hair colors and lipsticks.
Sies Marjan showcased a memorable Neo Mint look in its Fall 2017 collection featuring a street-style-favorite mint twisted sweater, satin skirt, chunky shoes and coordinating hair. From there, mint has appeared on the Versus Versace Spring 2018 runway in flirty separates and on the Chanel Fall 2018 Haute Couture runway in the form of a sequin-trimmed jacket and maxi skirt. The Moschino Fall 2018 runway gave the color a Jackie O vibe with short gloves, a pillbox hat and a coordinating jacket and dress. The Annakiki Fall 2018 collection was one of the biggest promoters of the trend with a number of models wearing monochromatic mint outfits complete with coordinating lipstick. On the street style front, Olivia Palermo recently Instagrammed her perfectly coordinated mint dress and car.
The proof is in the photos. Neo Mint is already happening and there’s no need to wait around until 2020 to test out the trend. Become an early adopter with one of these refreshing Neo Mint pieces ready to inject a pastel punch into your wardrobe.