Spring 2012 Color Trends from the Pantone Institute

For spring 2012 designers are inspired by diverse influences, showcasing a range of styles and lifestyles — from free and playful to light and breezy, plus contemporary classics. The colors likewise reflect these differing moods, encapsulating vivid brights, soft muted tones, and fun-loving pastels. “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism, and the promise of a brighter day,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “They have learned how color can help them alter a mood, while providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and color combinations.”

Colors and images in the slideshow are from Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2012 (excerpts reprinted with permission). To view the full report, visit

Pantone Colors displayed here may not match Pantone identified solid color standards. Consult current Pantone for fashion and home color system publications for accurate color. Pantone and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

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