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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?