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The Hottest Colors About to Hit the Market, According to Milan Fashion Week: and How to Use Them at Home

Take inspiration from the latest in fashion design to refresh your decor.

Mar 13, 2020

Last week, world-renowned designers and A-list celebrities gathered for Milan Fashion Week, showcasing their cutting-edge Fall 2020 looks. And while statement sleeves and elaborate updos may be reserved for the runway, the looks set the stage for innovative designs across the worlds of fashion, art, and yes—even interior decor.

So why keep your style experimentation limited to your wardrobe? Explore new designs using the top color trends spotted on Milan’s runways, and develop your signature 2020 home look. Go subtle or go bold: our favorite trending colors deliver a punch on and off the catwalk. 

Getty Images for Hugo Boss | ALIGN : LEFT


We’d expect nothing less of style icon Cara Delevigne than sporting what’s about to be Spring’s hottest color. The British supermodel and actress sat front-row at the show, sporting a monochrome lilac suit and high ponytail. Plenty of designers’ lines, including Max Mara, also included the color in their collections. 

Go bold with:

Brooklinen’s Luxe Duvet for full-coverage purple. The 480-thread count give the comforter a luminous finish that really makes the lilac shine.

Go subtle with:

A mini bud vase from Marimekko. A couple sprigs of your favorite spring flower will turn this into your favorite tabletop accessory. 

Military Green

Featured mostly in leather, this combination of rough-and-tough color and material feels edgy and modern. Fendi went all-in on the hue with bold-shouldered jackets and voluminous skirts.

Go bold with:

Our Luxe Core Sheet Set. This mossy base sets the tone for an earthy bedroom scheme that can go softer or more rugged depending on what you layer it with.

Go subtle with:

A matte Keepsake Box from Juniper & Scout, perfect for your workspace or for holding jewelry or collectables.

Grid Mug by Recreation Center | ALIGN : RIGHT

Canary Yellow

As fun and flirty as its namesake bird, this color popped in collections from Fendi, ANNAKIKI, Marni, and more. Balmy skin and dashes of glitter helped bring the sunny looks to life.

Go bold with: 

An accent moment on the bed. Layer a velvet throw pillow like this piece from Zara over a neutral base for a cheerful bedroom vibe. 

Go subtle with:

Accent kitchenware. A set of these Grid Mugs make a cup of morning coffee that much more happiness-inducing. 

Terra Cotta

This burnt, earthy favorite starred in collections by Arthur Arbesser, Tod’s, and N21. A range of materials, including corduroy, leather, and satin gave the color texture and diversity throughout the show. 

Go bold with: 

The raw material itself! The Philodendron Green plant from The Sill comes in 7-inch-wide earthenware planter that makes a statement in itself.

Go subtle with:

This handcrafted trivet from Shop Sweet Lulu. It’s heat-resistant and perfect to live on a counter where you’ll be resting a hot pan or tea kettle.

Charlie Bell Echo Clock by Newgate | ALIGN : LEFT

Poppy Red

Amp up the playfulness of this zingy hue with primary color combos, or keep it chic with black and white pairings; either way, poppy red is the star of any outfit or room. ANNAKIKI went all-in with monochromatic suits and dresses, and other designers like Bottega Veneta gave the color movement with fringe.

Go bold with:

A high-gloss lacquered table: it’s no ordinary side piece. This cylindrical side table by Kartell is sleek, energetic, and hides the clutter. 

Go subtle with:

A retro alarm clock. We love the utilitarian yet stylish design of this piece that adds a dash of color to our Relaxed Industrial Spaces scheme. 


No wallflowers allowed with this energetic bright, which we saw most notably in Bottega Veneta’s collection and across other shows paired with neutrals like black and camel. Sometimes going a little neon, sometimes more pastel, the color wowed in street style, with show-goers rocking statement heels, bags, and even pants.

Go bold with: 

This zesty table runner from Jungle Pillows. It’s a colorful backdrop for a garden party spread or a serve-yourself bar at your next hosting gig. Put out some Chartreuse liqueur and colorful coupes if you’re feeling cheeky.

Go subtle with:

A hand-woven seagrass basket from Meri Meri. The tassels give the neutral piece an unexpected pop.


Written by Mallory Abreu

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