Color authority Pantone has revealed the season’s most important color trends from the designer's shows. Pantone's “Tangerine Tango” will be color of the year for 2012. Here, a list of key colors along with sketches of how designers are implementing them.
Designer sketches from their Fall 2012 collections. From left: James Coviello, Ella Moss, Bill Blass, Nicole Miller, BCBG Max Azria and Nanette Lepore.
Bright Chartreuse, a yellow-green that is a spring shade and creates a bridge into the cooling days of fall.
Pink Flambé is a vibrant pink with a bit of heat to it. Pair it with vivacious and enticing Tangerine Tango for an ongoing retro feeling. Or, to bring a calming element to the mix, combine these vibrant warm tones with Ultramarine Green, a deep, cooling blue-green.
Ethereal Rhapsody is a grayed-down purple, a quiet, muted tone.
Honey Gold, a mellow, burnished yellow, suggests the soft-muted tones of sunlight to brighten a fall day. Pair it with sensible and strong Olympian Blue, a patriotic blue that will surely make its way into fall and winter athletic apparel.
Rich and robust, French Roast is a sophisticated hue that is a great alternative to the black and charcoal basics typically worn in the fall. Other staple neutrals include elegant and versatile Titanium, the quintessential cool gray, and Rose Smoke, a veiled rose tone that pairs well with Rhapsody and Titanium.