Trend Alert: Pea Green Fall 2020

I don’t know if you remember but pea green was declared the color of the year by Pantone in 2017. A lot has happened since then, but pea green remains in the game. In fact, I’d even say that pea green is more popular than ever. Here’s a trend alert on pea green 2020! (it wasn’t the easiest thing to find pictures that are in the exact pea green shade on Getty Images, so I’ve included some other similar green shades too! But do a Pinterest or Instagram scan and you’ll find plenty!).

Courtsey of Cecilie Bahnsen | Pre-fall 2020

Pea Green 2020

This retro shade of green is a special one indeed. It’s somewhere between a forest green and mint green, but with another level of warmth and depth. It’s not always that flattering, but always eye-catching. Pea green 2020 is commonly done in silky materials, but also matte, leather and even wool. It’s been quite popular to style in a late 90s/early 00s manner. With fitted mini dresses, layered jackets, makeup, jewellery and silky details. Crop tops, puffy blouses and mini skirts are also popular pieces in pea green. 

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How To Wear Pea Green

The current way of working pea green is to treat it as a pastel and pair it with other pastels. Lavender, baby pink, mint blue, peach and baby yellow etc. It’s kind of clever as the bright version of pea green resembles mint green. I’m however a bigger fan of treating the color as a 60s statement. Pairing the color with brown leather is a fun retro, yet timeless, alternative. Pea green with a bubblegum pink is an interesting idea. Same goes for a sunny yellow or a burned orange. In other words, I like pea green with more intense, upbeat colors. A way to neutralize pea green is to pair it with white! It should be addressed however that the silky versions of pea green (especially as dresses, skirts and tops), will probably not stay too long. In one, two, years it’ll be replaced with something else. If you want to invest in pea green, go for more timeless materials and styles. Like a fitted t-shirt, a coat or a pencil skirt. 

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Street Style Inspiration

And some street style to give us some ideas!  Love the color match in the first outfit. So cute with green and the pop of orange! Also love the green hues in the shoes in the second outfit. Really nice way of reconnecting with the green dress. Also love the simplicity in the last look, so good with a simple pair of sneakers!

Folks! What are your thoughts on the pea green fall 2020? Let’s chat in the comments below! Xx

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14 thoughts on “Trend Alert: Pea Green Fall 2020

  1. I’m a fan of the pea green colour, and chartreuse is one of my favourite shades of green. <3 Lovely inspiration. Hope your week is going well, lovely. xx/Madison

  2. Hey Mia!
    Lately I’m trying to add colorful pieces to my wardrobe so pea green is the best option to lift up my mood this autumn! I didn’t know this specific tone of green had this name, but pea green sounds great for it and I think it could be combined with other pieces and even with other vibrant colors such as red, pink or yellow! I’ll let you know if I find something, since sometimes it is difficult to spot these colors here at stores!

    1. That’s great! I’d love to hear how you’d work pea green. So true it’s a great match with other vibrant colors! Xx

  3. I don’t have anything in this color and I’m tempted to say that I wouldn’t like it on me, but looking at the street style photos there are lots of different shades! I think the name is what makes me not want to wear it–I don’t like peas! 🙂

    1. Hahah I see! Well, there are darker and more intense versions of this color. Sage is definitely more calme and more like a mint green! Xx

  4. I remember when it was coined color of the year. I actually bought a suede leather jacket in the color and didn’t like the way it looked on me, so I agree, it can sometimes be unflattering. However, I do feel like it’s one of those colors that look best in specific fabrics, such as silk or satin, as you’ve mentioned. It really helps to bring the color to life. These examples you’ve showcased are beautiful! I love that green oversized sweater, gorgeous! Have a great week ahead, my friend!


    1. So weird though how colors can look and feel so so different in different materials? I agree pea green is definitely another “color” on silk compared to leather! Xx

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