Get to know: Midnight
Color description: One of the bolder shades of spring 2014—an inky blue-black that looks fresher than pure jet.
Runway inspiration: Acne Studios
Pair the shade with: 1) Taxicab Yellow; the sunny hue offsets its moodier counterpart, 2) White; the pure non-color is effortlessly elegant and has proven to contrast nicely, 3) Lilac; the light floral purple softens the darkness, and 4) Kelly Green; thanks to its unapologetic bright nature, the duo is considered a wild-card pairing—wear both together to stand out from the crowd.
Avoid: True black. Midnight blue pitted against black will create a wall of darkness, weighing your whole look down.