Pink, White and Orange: All the Colors You Will Be Wearing This Spring

A report on the most popular colors from the Spring/Summer 2017 runways

From left to right: Gucci, Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, Dior, Sies Marjan, Monse.

From left to right: Gucci, Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, Dior, Sies Marjan, Monse. Getty Images

Just like that, the bi-annual marathon of Fashion Month has come to a close. Now that the final model has stomped down the runway and the last designer has taken their post-show bow, the real fun begins. Celebrities start wearing the clothing on the runway (see, for example, Cate Blanchett, who just wore a look from Gucci’s new collection) and stylists begin using these looks for editorials of all sorts. It’s also time to start fully analyzing the collections, deciphering trends in terms of silhouettes, inspiration sources and, of course, colors.

Tagwalk, a new database for all things runway, has done the legwork in analyzing hundreds of runway collections for all of the aforementioned details. Founded in 2016, this resource has been dubbed the “first fashion show keyword searcher.” From New York, London, Milan and Paris, the site took 9,000 images of Spring/Summer 2017 collections and tagged them according to color, material, theme and so on.

Of the rainbow of hues that marched down the runway, Tagwalk highlighted the top 12 colors. Rather unsurprisingly, black was seen most frequently on the runway, with 1,570 looks, followed by white with 1,104. Black and white together came in fourth place, with 462 looks, falling just behind pink, at 527 looks. Though simple shades were the clear champions of the season, it looks to be a colorful spring and summer ahead, with orange, two shades of blue, green and yellow in the mix. While purple was the last color on the list, we have a feeling that Demna Gvasalia’s standout neon iteration will help catapult it to a covetable status.

Here are the 12 top colors from the season.

1. Black: 1,570 looks

Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton. Getty Images

2. White: 1,104 looks


Rodarte. Getty Images

3. Pink: 527 looks


Céline. Getty Images

4. Black and white: 462 looks

Cushnie et Ochs.

Cushnie et Ochs. Getty Images

5. Red: 420 looks


Valentino. Getty Images

6. Beige: 413 looks


Marni. Getty Images

7. Orange: 379 looks

Emilio Pucci.

Emilio Pucci. Facebook/Emilio Pucci

8. Navy blue: 362 looks

Michael Kors.

Michael Kors. Getty Images

9. Green: 359 looks


Balmain. Getty Images

10. Yellow: 339 looks


Mulberry. Getty Images

11. Light blue: 315 looks

Bottega Veneta.

Bottega Veneta. Getty Images

12. Purple: 175 looks


Balenciaga. Facebook/Balenciaga