Popular Colours That Made The 80s Bright And Memorable
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
June 25 2021
Neon pinks, yellows, and oranges everywhere
Blues and greens were a firm favourite
Surprisingly, not all colors were neon
As popular as bright neon colours may have been during the eighties, so too was a range of pretty pastels. Creamy whites were particularly favoured for statement pieces of clothing, furniture and rugs, while soft mauves and peachy pinks were extensively used in interior decorating, makeup and clothing.
During the last two years of the decade, rich earthy tones and steely grays also became increasingly popular. These shades were used more frequently in men’s fashion, as well as in interior design. Sadly, it seemed like it was the end of an era of bright trousers and neon tassel cushions.
The eighties were known for an array of beautiful and bright colours. Even today, splashes of neon are used to add some colour to what may otherwise be a somewhat dreary existence.