Paintbox Brights Are The Mood-Enhancing Colors Your Wardrobe Needs

The soon-to-be-everywhere spring trend that's lifting our spirits in a still-overcast February? Bright hues that we're calling"paintbox colors." Even though pastels will likely be sticking around this spring, both high-end designers and fast-fashion retailers are also starting to go all-out with statement shades. And while warmer temperatures may still be a solid few weeks away, we're already looking to dive headfirst into these bold shades in a big way.

If you need a little inspiration, the spring 2018 runways had some lust-worthy examples, from electric fuchsias at Tom Ford's '80s-inspired power show to Roksanda's ethereal dresses with statement sleeves. For citrus-y lemon looks, Kenzo's collection featured silk dresses paired with pinstriped tights, while Calvin Klein 205W39NYC showed yellow trousers worn by none other than Kaia Gerber.

Of course, our favorite street-style stars have also taken note of this wave of color, setting an example to go big or go home with your rainbow-bright statement pieces. To do so, we've compiled some tips and tricks for how to confidently wear this season's boldest paintbox shares. They may just be the jolt you need to make it through the remaining cold-weather months in style.

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Pink has reigned supreme for some time now, but rather than reaching for those ubiquitous softer hues (sorry, millennial pink), try focusing on fuchsia this time around.
French Connection Sundae Suiting Blazer, $258.00 Buy
Pleats Please Miyake Pleated Straight Midi Skirt, $215.00 Buy
Apiece Apart Eloise Hammered Silk-satin Camisole, $295.00 Buy
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Pow! Red-to-toe has been gaining momentum for several seasons now, so don't be afraid to go even bolder and louder.
Urban Outfitters Straight-neck Linen Button-down Jumpsuit, $79.00 Buy
Ienki Ienki Oversized Puffer Jacket, $1,397.70 Buy
Warehouse Wrap Pencil Skirt, $69.00 Buy
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Most people tend to shy away from orange, but we say tangerine is new color to try sooner rather than later.
H&M Cashmere Sweater, $129.00 Buy
Tibi One-shoulder Cotton-poplin Top, $375.00 $225.00, Buy
Mango V-neckline Sweater, $59.99 Buy
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In case you missed it: yellow is the new millennial pink. Sunny days are here again!
Preen Line Deanna Ruffled Georgette Midi Dress, $500.00 Buy
Shrimps Pyrus Coat, $815.00 Buy
It's electric — blue, that is. And if there's one color that works perfectly with your all-black wardrobe, it's this.
& Other Stories Slit Sleeve Sweater, $95.00 Buy
Finery London Barnes Cornflower Blue Leather Skirt, $399.00 Buy
Jaanuu The Utility Cargo Pant, $42.00 $25.00, Buy
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Greenery may have been the Pantone color of 2017, but we just can't leave it behind. Rather than muted hues, though, we're going for more gem-like tones.
COS Cotton-silk Knit Cardigan, $89.00 Buy
Topshop Green Side Striped Track Jacket, $58.00 Buy
MSGM Detachable-bow Tiered Faille Dress, $693.00 Buy
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