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With the end of Fashion Week, I can only imagine the industry buzz surrounding the spring/summer 2012 clothing trends and styles we’ll see next year. So of course, I was super excited to see the recent release of Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2012. The report features the top 10 colors for women’s fashion for spring 2012. And with enticing names like Margarita (Pantone 14-0116) and Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463), I’m dying to skip over a few seasons (sorry Mother Nature) to fully engulf myself in these luscious hues. For spring, designers are especially inspired by diverse influences and lifestyles, creating contemporary classics, vivid brights and fun-loving pastels. We found some of Pantone’s new beauties in some of our favorite spaces. Take a look!

Haute Hotels: Try Pantone in Your Home

Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report Design Happens Design Blog HGTVHGTV Green Home 2009 :: Pantone 18-2140  Cabaret

Pantone Spring Fashion Color Report 2012 Design Happens Design Blog HGTVJane Ellison :: Pantone 18-3628  Bellflower

Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report Design Happens Design Blog HGTVPantone 14-5420  Cockatoo :: Andreea Avram Rusu

Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report Design Happens Design Blog HGTVShelly Riehl David :: Pantone 17-1463  Tangerine Tango

Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Color Report Design Happens Design Blog HGTVPantone 19-3953  Sodalite Blue :: Jennifer Charleston

Other top colors include Solar Power (Pantone 13-0759), Margarita, Sweet Lilac (Pantone 14-2808), Driftwood (Pantone 18-1210) and Starfish (Pantone 16-1120).

I know it’s a little early to be talking about spring since we’re just now stepping into fall, but what do you think about Pantone’s color report? Do you think any of these hot colors will translate to your interior, too? (I would slather Cockatoo everywhere if I could.)

Tell us in the comments below.

10 Responses

  1. Briana@HGTV says:

    I want all of these colors as nail polishes now, please!

  2. MizzyD says:

    I have sweaters in half of these colours! It's the only thing I like about winter…… such gorgeous colours.

  3. Falling in love with Cockatoo! I love bright and happy colors in my house. It just gives so much energy and great vibes to my family. :D

    I've always choose pieces that are colorful and pair it with White. The colors pop up! Recent home decor loot was a colorful painting from an Australian artist I met on a fair and she just makes amazing paintings! http://www.theartofhappiness.net/lovers_paintings

  4. Paula Ives says:

    Love the Cockatoo! Reminds me of a day at the beach, or a vacation in the Caribbean. It also makes me feel cool when everything around me is so scorching HOT! Hello from the west coast of sunny Florida!

  5. MrsGreen says:

    Love the colors – many of these hues are some of my personal faves anyway, especially in terms of my wardrobe. Would love to see some examples / ideas on HGTV's site combining some of these shades (e.g., Tangerine Tango and Cockatoo or Cabaret and Soladite Blue). I'm imagining the possibilities already…:)

  6. Lynda says:

    My fave is the Pantone Bellflower color, followed by the rest.

    I do not like the first Pantone Cabernet and Orange. Uuuuuuugly!!!

  7. Janimal says:

    AAAACCCKKKK!!!! Pretty colors but I would never use any of them in my home.

  8. @waterrose says:

    Love seeing the bright vibrant colors for spring!

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