Top 10 Color Trends for Spring 2012

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According to the Pantone Color Report for Spring 2012, rosy pink, zesty tangerine, warm yellow, sweet lilac, and maritime blue are just a few the top color trends to wear this spring.

Spring 2012 is the season of “color” and boy is there a lot of it. Let’s just say the spring season is full of energetic hues and bold cheerful colors calmed by warm neutral tones.

The color report from Pantone has been an inspiration for designers year after year (See last year’s color trends) and here we get the chance to see their spin on the most wearable colors for the spring and summer season straight from the runways. The colors likewise reflect designers differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, fun-loving pastels and soft, muted tones.

Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director says,

“Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day. They have learned how color can help them alter a mood and provide the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”

Here’s a look at the top 10 spring 2012 color trends!

Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Tango is a provocative,  yet enticing juicy orange that is a vivacious and the perfect refresher to liven up our spring wardrobe. If you want a more toned down look, go for orange accessoriesDesigners: Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S ’12, Tahari S/S ’12, Ports 1961 S/S ’12

tangerine spring 2012

Solar Power Yellow

A cheerful yellow shade that’s adds a jolt of energy back into your wardrobe. Designers: Louis Vuitton S/S ’12, Peter Som S/S ’12, Derek Lam S/S ’12

solar power yellow


A sweet lilac shade that looks and smell like springtime. It’s your typical pastel that adds a bit of romance to your spring look. Designers: Balenciaga S/S ’12, ADAM S/S ’12, House of Holland S/S ’12

lavender spring 2012

Maritime Blue

Who doesn’t love the nautical look in the springtime. Maritime Blue is the perfect hue to embrace the nautical trend. Designers: Alexander Wang S/S ’12, Acne S/S ’12, Chanel S/S ’12

maritime blue


White is another hot trend seen down several runways. White this season is at its purest form. Designers: Chanel S/S ’12, Jil Sander S/S ’12, 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S ’12

white spring 2012

Mint Green

A refreshing minty green look that you just can’t pass up this spring. Designers:  Louis Vuitton S/S ’12, Diane von Furstenberg S/S ’12, Marc Jacobs S/S ’12

mint green spring 2012

Cotton Candy Pink

Another gem of a color seen down several designer runway shows. A soft rosy hue that evokes the fresh floral scents of summer. Designers: Jason Wu S/S ’12, ADAM S/S ’12, Jill Stuart S/S ’12

baby pink spring 2012


Turquoise will always be a spring favorite of mine and will make a bold statement this season.  Designers: MaxMara S/S ’12, Carlos Miele S/S ’12, Rachel Roy S/S ’12

Warm Beige

Natural, versatile neutrals add practicality to this spring’s bold brights. Designers: Chanel S/S ’12, Doo.Ri S/S ’12, Suno S/S ’12

Cabaret Raspberry Pink

Bright berry pink is the perfect shade of choice for the warmer months. Designers: Jill Sander S/S ’12, DKNY S/S ’12, Valentino S/S ’12

cabaret raspberry pink

Are you lovin the top color trends for spring 2012? Which color trend will you add to your spring/summer wardrobe?


  1. I LOVE THIS! Pantone colors are all so fabulous and Cabaret is a prime example! We love it so much that we made it our color of the week and put together a fabulous outfit on our blog to show how to dress wearing Pantone’s Cabaret using a triadic color palette. You can take a look at it here and tell us what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut

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