Top 10 Uber-Trendy Colors for Spring 2012
is no doubt that beyond an outward simplicity and a willing discretion, fabrics
convey strong emotion through subtle handles and the refinement of human
Inevitably, spring makes us think of new life, new hope and renewed
With the lethargy and dullness of winter slipping away, women want to look
re-energized and vibrant.
Spring 2012's Colors for women are:
Tangerine Tango: An orange which possess lots of uplifting
qualities. The color gurus call it “a spirited reddish orange, [that] continues
to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.” In fact,
Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2012 pointed to designers including
Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari and
Adrienne Vittadini as incorporating the lively shade into their spring
collections. As Tangerine Tango is a “fun,
lively take on a traditional autumnal hue,” it is expected to hold its power
position into the fall fashion season as well.
Solar Power: Mustard or the so called solar power color is one of the
favorite this spring. From bright golden yellow to soft lemon meringue, rich
mustard to neon chartreuse: spring 2012 gets a burst of optimism with sunshine
hues. Catch up with warm and happy color which create a sense of cheerfulness
and playfulness. Psychologically, it is optimistic, uplifting and illuminating,
brightening people's spirits. If you’re not convinced with taking up the
challenge and flaunting an overall yellow
look, then take the safe route and mix a subdued shade of yellow with earthy
tones, like grey or black. For an all-yellow ensemble, go bold and clash the
look with contrasting accessories. Neon yellow with cobalt blue is a great
option for spring; also a leafy green works best for a skirt and shirt
combination. Turquoise, tangerine and lilac are great colours for contrasting
yellow. Belts, cotton headscarfs, socks, shoes, detachable collars or even cuff
link – pick one and clash your outfit with a bold splash of
Blue: Sodalite Blue is basically a dark cobalt or bright navy. It can be
used as a neutral tone with the season's bright colors or used with neutrals as
the pop of color. Try it as an alternative to basic black to help get out of the
winter style rut. The color represents order and calmness. You can try jeans, sweater, solid cuffs, sandals, bag etc.
Cabaret Pink: A Hot Pink tone that will be a popular wedding color
trend for spring especially when combined with Tangerine Tango. This is a fun
color to wear if you are a daring and want to bring a pop of color to your
dress. Try out pink in jewelry, nail paint, lipstick, cell-phone holder to
show that you are in trend. You could turn up looking scintillating and sexy.
A blend of khaki, sand and nude tones. When flirty, energetic cool colors like
Spearmint, Strawberry, Ocean and Deep Indigo are mixed with dusky, earthy, warm
neutrals, like Terracotta, Desert Rose, Vermillion, White Sand, Clay, Pistachio,
Bark, Hemp and Sage, they can work magic. Work in the color in your dress, make
up shades and accessories.
A blend of lime and seafoam green. This piquant and soft yellow-green lifts
spirits with its refreshing and stimulating
glow. Combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac or Cockatoo for a subtle
alternative. Margarita green and bellflower purple create a beautiful color
combination and are two of the trendier color options to choose from.
Sweet Lilac: Among the top 10, it is the most romantic color of the
season, reminiscent with warmth, summer & blooming gardens. Delicate pinkish
lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe. Drape yourself in this romantic
color for a date or an significant event.
Every season needs neutrals to balance the palette of favorite colors, and the
choices this year are reminders of smooth Honey and clean Sandstone. A
beige-grey combination known as Driftwood speaks of weathered cottages and
sand-washed beaches. By mixing these softly muted tones with bright vivid colors
and mischievously delicate pastels, women’s fashions for spring and summer are
guaranteed to be fun-loving and playful with just a hint of classic finesse.
Subtle & elegant by itself.
Well if you like purple, you will probably delight in wearing
We all already know that when flowers blossom in spring they bring joy to nature
and Bellflower will bring just that to your wardrobe! It will look great as a
solid or as part of a pattern, and since it’s subtle, it will also make a great
makeup shade. Check out actual bellflowers for a lovely representation of the
Mint Green: Nestled somewhere between seafoam and celery, this color
makes us long for warm days when we can don it for Sunday brunches, afternoon
strolls, and maybe even a
cocktail party or two — it's just that versatile! Mint green looks beautiful
with other pastels like baby pink, pale blue, lavender and yellow as well as
tried-and-true neutrals like beige and white. The hue comes in tons of shades.
some see mint as more of a robin's egg blue, others imagine a greener, grassier
variety. whatever your personal take on the color, you try and find at least one
statement-making mint piece to add to your spring wardrobe; it will no doubt
become your go-to staple and will transition so easily into fall.
This year, dresses are back with a vengeance in just about every color of
the rainbow. They come loose, belted, shirt-waisted, and A-lined, with or
without sleeves. With many different styles available this season, you can find
a dress that flatters your body shape and type.
Look for accessories like scarves, belts, shoes, and jewelry to incorporate
colors like orange-tangerine tango, yellow-solar power, lavender-bellflower, and
teal-cockatoo. Don’t be afraid to add in some nature prints like jungle, garden,
landscape and even flower power. Try mad wild prints inspired by the retro art
world or nature’s own abstract graphics. These all evoke a renewed sense of
energy and update your wardrobe for spring-summer 2012.
Dated 30 April 2012