The iPhone 14 has landed...in a spectrum of colours

Updated on 28 June 2023

There is certainly lots to get excited about with the latest iPhone release, not least a dynamic island, and the much-improved iPhone 14 camera. But what we really wanted to know from the launch event was: what colours are available? Yes, it’s true, many iPhone fans have little to no interest in the colour of their phone, but for some of us, it literally occupies our every waking thought. So without further ado, let’s introduce the colours for the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

iPhone 14 colours/iPhone 14 Plus colours: five to choose from

Since the announcement of the iPhone 14 series at the latest Apple event, the first thing we noticed about the colour range for the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models is that there's only one completely new shade. Classic black, white and the now standard red have all been seen before. Let's delve deeper into each colour.


A fancy way of saying black, this most classic of shades was renamed for the iPhone 13 to the enigmatic 'midnight'. To the trained eye, you’ll spot it has a bluish tint which marks it out from the original black. The darkest of options is always the most popular of the iPhone colours. If your priority is buying a black phone, you will find options with every model. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 midnight and refurbished iPhone 14 Plus midnight at Back Market.


Another fancy new word for a shade that’s never gone away. Apparently now called ‘starlight’, white is predictably one of the options for the iPhone 14. After black, white is one of the most OG iPhone colours, available for around half of all models. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 starlight and refurbished iPhone 14 Plus starlight at Back Market.

The new Blue

It’s not the first time Apple has released a blue phone - there are blue options for the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone XR and iPhone 5C. However, this new shade of blue could not be more different. For the iPhone 14, Apple has picked a gorgeous mellow and muted shade of blue. This autumnal blue is perfect for the wintry seasons. A more calming iPhone colour, we’ve yet to see. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 blue and refurbished iPhone 14 Plus blue at Back Market.


The first, and only other iPhone available in purple, is the iPhone 11. However, the purple iPhone 14 is a lighter shade, more of a fresh, purple tint than anything. It’s ideal for those that want a subtle touch of colour rather than a saturated shade. Unless you are very picky about your purple, however, you can save with a refurbished purple iPhone 11 instead. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 purple and refurbished iPhone 14 Plus purple at Back Market.


One of the best colour choices for the iPhone 14; (PRODUCT)Red is a popping, pillar-box shade. First seen on the iPhone X, it’s been a popular choice for several models ever since. Designed to stand out from the crowd, this statement colour choice says more about you than you realise. That's because the colour is used in partnership with the Global Fund. The organisation was launched as a global commitment to fight AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis. In recent years, it has also funded the fight against COVID-19. All new purchases of the iPhone 14 in (PRODUCT)Red includes a donation to the Global Fund. Traditionally the colour of passion, vitality and energy, a red iPhone 14 is sure to create a buzz, but you can find the same colour in many other models. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 red and refurbished iPhone 14 Plus red at Back Market.

iPhone 14 Pro colours/iPhone 14 Pro Max colours: four to choose from

There are four colour choices for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Discover light-touch metallics that we've seen before, a new lighter soft-black and a brand new deep purple.

Space Black

The iPhone 14 Pro’s space black is a lighter shade than the midnight that is available for the iPhone 14. Sitting comfortably between classic black and space grey, which have both been around for many years, space black is perfect for someone who has never found the right shade of simple. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 Pro space black and refurbished iPhone 14 Pro Max space black at Back Market.


By choosing to include a silver colour choice, Apple has really gone back to basics with the iPhone 14 Pro. A firm favourite amongst many users, silver iPhones have traditionally boasted an industrial look. Although the Pro casing does feature stainless steel, this silver option does not have the steely silver look of iPhones gone by. Instead, it's a bright and fresh-looking white-silver. It's a light-touch silver that is more space-age than industrial-age. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 Pro silver and refurbished iPhone 14 Pro Max silver at Back Market.


Its 2022 and rose gold is officially dead, but gold will always be a winning choice. Gold has been a Pro-only option since the release of the iPhone 11 Pro and remains popular with Pro-buyers. As the colour of royalty, it implies richness and adds a glamorous accent to the gorgeous new shape of the iPhone 14 Pro. Just like the silver option, the gold iPhone 14 Pro has a lighter touch than the heavier and more yellow-based golds used in the past. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 Pro gold and refurbished iPhone 14 Pro Max gold at Back Market.

Deep Purple

This brand-new shade has never been seen before. Without a doubt, it’s the most exciting colour on this list. Forget light mauve or vibrant royal purple. This is the deepest, darkest purple you’ve ever seen. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a darker colour for their iPhone, but hoping for something a bit different from midnight, black or space black. In that sense, it's a similar concept to the midnight green that is available with a refurbished iPhone 11 Pro. Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14 Pro deep purple and refurbished iPhone 14 Pro Max deep purple at Back Market.

What else does the iPhone 14 offer?

As well as a choice of five colours, the iPhone 14/iPhone 14 Plus offers users a number of new features. This includes a 'dynamic island' and improved camera with an increased wide sensor, thanks to a faster, f/1.5 aperture. Filming on the go is also improved, thanks to the new Action Mode. The selfie camera also features better low-light performance and auto-focus. The iPhone 14 Plus features a large 6.7-inch display, but with no mini option, those looking for something smaller will have to shop for a refurbished iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini or iPhone SE 2022

👉 Read our in-depth articles of the iPhone 14 review and iPhone 14 Plus review.

iPhone 14 safety features:

Two of the most standout features relate to safety. The iPhone 14 can detect if you've been involved in a severe car crash and will make contact with emergency services. There's also emergency SOS capability, allowing you to make contact with a satellite should you find yourself in difficulty and out-of-range.

👉 Read about the full features breakdown of the iPhone 14.

What about the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max?

The iPhone 14 Pro has one of the most exciting functions of all new iPhones for many years, thanks to a display that remains on. Using low energy, it constantly displays the time and updates with notifications. The iPhone 14 Pro camera is also exciting, thanks to its 48MP capability. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are not cheap, however, so it might be better to wait for the chance to buy a refurbished handset.

👉 Read our unbiased review of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max review.

Shop for a refurbished iPhone 14

As the home of quality refurbished iPhones, Back Market should be your first port of call for a refurbished iPhone 14. Remember, we also stock a full range of other models, which will present you with more affordable options that you can eventually buy. In fact, we still rate the iPhone 11, 12 and 13 extremely highly. All three remain to be incredibly advanced smartphone options that offer most users everything they need. In fact, for many of us, the iPhone SE still represents one of the best and most affordable iPhones of all time. A refurbished iPhone SE 2022 will cost you significantly less than a new iPhone SE 2022, and an unbelievable amount less than a brand new iPhone 14! We stock many more iPhones and other Apple gadgets. Why not use our handy comparison tool to find your perfect refurbished product?

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Written by BrianMarketing Manager Back Market UK & Ireland

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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