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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

8. Driftwood (Pantone color number 18-1210)

Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this season’s vibrant colors. Driftwood, an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel won’t brighten a dull day, but this moody gray can help balance out some of the bolder spring colors. Neutrals have the advantage of never really going out of style, mainly because they’re so versatile, but also because many women feel more comfortable wearing neutral colors than they do very bold colors like tangerine, yellow or purple. By definition, a neutral color is not warm or cool, so in theory, neutral colors are meant to work with any other color – choosing a focal piece of your wardrobe in a neutral color allows you to change your accent pieces at a whim….I’m just saying….that never again will you be saying, “I have nothing to wear.”

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Bellflower (Pantone color number 18-3628)

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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 9. Bellflower (Pantone color number 18-3628)

One of my favorite colors for spring, it has been described as “a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity.” Named after a violet blue flower, this purple will light up many skin tones and is a fresh springy take on purple. Okay, so by now, you all know how I feel about the importance of adding a little color to your wardrobe this spring (Tangerine Tango, hello????) but you shouldn’t overlook a cute purple dress or skirt either. Mix it up with cowboy boots and giant shopper tote to add your own touch to the look. Unlike other colors that add a pop to your wardrobe that may fade in popularity, purple is a timeless standard and can be recycled easily for summer and fall. Purple is office appropriate, and also great for a day at the beach, and is way cooler than pink. Purple is so easy to pull off, make it a must for your spring shopping list…flirty, feminine and oh-so versatile, a purple dress is a serious must this season! No one will accuse you of being a shrinking violet…I’m just saying….

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Cockatoo (Pantone color number 14-5420)

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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

10. Cockatoo (Pantone color number 14-5420)

This blue-green shade looks less like a bird and more like the Mediterranean Sea. It will look refreshingly like the ocean and pop beautifully with some of the more subdued neutrals. From sandals to shoes to jewelry and home decor, this blue-green shade is the fresh color for Spring 2012. Spring is all about fun colors and feeling fresh. This unusual hue of blue-green just makes me think of: nature, fresh, growth, abundance, life, youth, renewal, hope, peace, balance – all the wonderful promises we think of for springtime. Cockatoo is such a versatile color that can be accented with a plethora of colors like tangerine, yellow, pink or even lilac.

That’s it. We hope you enjoyed our review of the top spring colors for 2012!  Let us know what you thought.  What is your favorite of all the colors?

Spring Fashion Colors

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Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

6. Margarita (Pantone color number 14-0116)

This toned down version of a margarita is a subdued yellowish green that lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. The hue reminds one of the classic combination of lime and salt….yum…and just like the combination, using this color should be done in moderation. As a fun fact, the original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her cliffside hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with ‘the drink’. Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S. So, the moral of the story ladies is attitude…..So, go ahead, salt and lick my rim….I’m just saying…..

 

 

 

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

 7. Sweet lilac (Pantone color number 14-2808)

Lilacs where I grew up were known as the harbinger of spring. When the lilacs bloomed, all was right in the world! This luxurious, romantic and floral-inspired lavender shade flatters all skin tones. Seen in various fabrics from cotton wovens, silk embellished ruffles and striped jersey knits, this versatile color translates from casual to evening and is perfectly soft and pretty. One can’t help but think of Mila Kunis’ stunning lilac Elie Saab dress at the Oscars as a catalyst for spring’s soft purple hues. I love that the super flattering hue is richer than a typical pastel ‘cuz it might energize you to play with lilac’s trademark sweetness to vamp it up a bit with edgier pieces to add some punch to your look. Sweet yes, but sassy, hell yes!…..I’m just saying….

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Driftwood (Pantone color number 18-1210)

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Fashion Colors for Spring #5

 

Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

 

5. Starfish (Pantone color number 16-1120)

This deep khaki is the perfect backdrop and works well as a solid base with dynamic accents such as Sodalite, Tangerine Tango, Solar Power and Cabaret. This practical neutral radiates warmth so naturally that it will be one of the major players for Spring 2012 for both women and men. Khaki makes me think of sandy beaches…and hot dessert retreats. The color is the perfect transition from the cold winter season. Starfish should become a staple in your wardrobe – you can take your look casual or sophisticated depending on how you pair it with accessories or the other pieces of your wardrobe. I like it because it is adaptable in many styles and easy to jazz up with the vibrant colors associated with the Spring 2012 collection. Incorporate this shade on top of your brighter colors or try a layered look for a more feminine touch. Whether you choose a khaki trench coat or earthy suede clutch, neutral colors can work for anyone and with any spring look.

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Margarita (Pantone color number 14-0116)