iPhone 14 Colors: Deciding on the Right Color

The iPhone 14 models are available in a range of color options, with entirely new hues available on both families, as well as some popular classics. The ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro lineups have different color choices, so if you have your heart set on a particular shade, you may not be able to get your preferred model in that color. For ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ color options, check out our overview.

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The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are available in a total of five colors, three of which are new shades. Although previous standard iPhone lineup color options have tended to be bolder and brighter, this year Apple chose to offer a slightly more muted color palette, with the exception of PRODUCT(RED), which is now brighter. The ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus's five available color options are:

  • Midnight
  • Starlight
  • PRODUCT(RED)
  • Blue
  • Purple

Midnight and Starlight are carried over from the iPhone 13 lineup, but this year's PRODUCT(RED) has been tweaked to be brighter and more saturated. A portion of the proceeds for the (PRODUCT)RED ‌iPhone 14‌ go the Global Fund COVID-19 Response, which provides support to healthcare systems and preserves HIV and AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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While the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup was available in a warm Blue with a hint of turquoise, this year's shade is much lighter and more of a sky blue. Purple replaces the ‌iPhone 13‌'s candyfloss-like Pink color and is similarly a fairly subtle, light shade. Green has not been carried over this year.

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It is worth noting that there are no black and white color options in the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup. Upon the launch of the ‌iPhone 13‌, Apple replaced White, which featured silver aluminum edges, with Starlight. Starlight is similar to the White option from the iPhone 12 lineup, but is now a distinctively warmer shade that is almost pearl or cream-colored. The silver edges now contain a hint of gold to match the new, warmer look. Starlight is effectively analogous to the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌'s cool Silver color, but with less prominent matte aluminum edges and a warmer, almost champagne tone.

Likewise, the Midnight ‌iPhone 14‌ should not be confused with previous Black, Space Gray, or Graphite devices and was a new color introduced with the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup. Midnight replaces Black as the standard model's darkest color option, but differs from Black since it has a slight hint of navy blue.

How to Decide on a Color

If you use your ‌iPhone‌ with a case, you may wish to consider which device color will best complement your case. You may prefer more neutral tones such as Midnight or Starlight, and then use a more colorful case. Alternatively, you could choose a more striking device color like Purple, and then use a more neutral case.

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Starlight and Midnight may age better over time as new devices are released since they are more neutral, almost monochrome shades, and have been offered across multiple ‌iPhone‌ generations. If you do not use a case at all, you may wish to take advantage of a more eye-catching color option such as Blue.

If you want an ‌iPhone‌ in a brand new shade, Blue and Purple will be the only options. The Purple shade, in particular, is likely to be the color that is most noticeably new and indicates that you have the latest-generation device.

Your color choice may also be dependent on how often you upgrade your ‌iPhone‌. If you upgrade every year, you may be more confident in buying a more noticeable new color, but if you keep your ‌iPhone‌ for many years, it may be wiser to consider a color that you have enjoyed previously if it is still available.

Customers with multiple Apple devices may also want to get an ‌iPhone‌ color that complements their other devices. For example, if you have a Purple iPad Air or iPad mini, it will be best complemented by the Purple ‌iPhone 14‌. If you already have a Space Gray MacBook Pro, it will likely be best accompanied by a Midnight ‌iPhone 14‌. Likewise, if you have a Starlight Apple Watch, it will obviously match the Starlight ‌iPhone 14‌, and the Pink 24-inch iMac will best match the PRODUCT(RED) ‌iPhone 14‌.

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