Kick Winter Blues with S/S 2012 Pantone Hues

While your calendar and thermostat clearly indicate that winter is well on its way, the fashion world has already moved on to spring/summer 2012 trends. We were all charmed by the fresh eyewear seen during Fashion Week around the globe (check out posts from New York and Milan) so now is the perfect time to bust out the pantone colors for spring 2012 to make sure you’re on point for next season!

Brace yourselves, ladies; the Pantone Color Institute –the undisputed authority on color – has unveiled your delicious palette for the warmer months. Designers went with anything from playful frocks to contemporary classics this spring, so, as you can imagine, the color spectrum went the same direction. Vivid brights like Tangerine Tango and Cabaret, soft tones like Starfish and Driftwood and pretty pastels like Margarita and Sweet Lilac offer the sense of renewal your wardrobe is craving. Mix and match contrasting colors for a tré chic look that’s impossible to beat.

Pantone Spring/Summer 2012

Similar colors pave the way for the men’s spring colors. Playful hues of Solar Power and Hawaiian Ocean meet refined counterparts in Vintage Khaki and Tradewinds. Spring’s colors give off confident, balanced and timeless vibes for an all around polished look. Whether you’re going for a sporty, bold or professional look, next season’s pantone colors will fit the bill.

Pantone Spring/Summer 2012

Download the Pantone Color Institute’s full spring 2012 color report here for more details.