Pantone’s Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012
4. Cabaret (Pantone color number 18-2140)
Cabaret is literally a hot pink. Don’t you love hot pink? I do. It’s a “Look at me now” shade of pink that’s extremely flattering, warms pale skin tones and contrasts well with darker complexions. The key to making this vibrant color work for you is to pair a hot pink dress with decidedly adult shoes like sophisticated black pumps or strappy nude stilettos. A simple, black or metallic clutch works best too. If the idea of drawing a lot of attention to yourself makes you quiver, you can access the trend with an accessory. Switch it up with a studded, pink suede evening bag, fabulous shoes or show stopping earrings. Lipstick or blush which will add an instant edge to anything you wear. Oh, and keep in mind that a woman in hot pink can’t be a bore. You had better have some zingers if you plan to swan around in hot pink. Think Holly Golightly…….I’m just saying….
Starfish (Pantone color number 16-1120)