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Pantone’s Spring 2012 Color Trend

We’ve often given you, our reader, a sneak peek into the upcoming season’s color schemes. And as the skies darken earlier and rain turns into snow in many part of the country, looking at Spring’s colors-to-be can be a bright spot to your day!

The spring 2012 color trend is influenced by “renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day”.

The colors for this season reflect a variety of moods with a mixture of sunny brights, light-hearted pastels, and gentle neutrals.

Here are the ten Pantone colors for Spring 2012:

Spring 2012 Color Palette
Spring 2012 Color Palette

Top row, left to right:

  • Cabaret (an intense rose)
  • Driftwood (a weathered blend of gray and beige)
  • Bellflower (an ornamental purple)
  • Cockatoo (a light hearted blue-green)
  • Tangerine Tango (a juicy orange).

Bottom row, left to right:

  • Margarita (a tangy yellow-green)
  • Sweet Lilac (a gentle pink-lilac)
  • Solar Power (a bold cheery yellow)
  • Starfish (a warm-weather neutral)
  • Sodalite Blue (a seaside classic blue).

Source: Rena Klingenberg