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{Pantone Color Report}: Spring 2012

Being the self proclaimed color lover that I am, I have to admit that I'm always waiting eagerly to see which colors that Pantone will deem the most fabulous for the season. And guess what? It's that time of year again! Time for what...You ask? Pantone has announced their Spring 2012 Color Report for 2012.

You see, after fashion week in New York, Pantone always puts together color reports for both Spring and Autumn. And although these aren't meant to be wedding specific per se, it's fun to see what is considered the ''it'' colors for the season...especially since what becomes an ''it'' color for fashion, tends to have a way of affecting wedding color choices as well.

I'm happy to report that this time the brights are even brighter, but that's not to say they didn't round out their top 10 with a pretty pastel. Isn't Sweet Lilac dreamy? I'm also happy to report that this list is definitely very close to any list I would have put together for Spring weddings. I can't wait to play around with this palette and see what new and exciting palettes I might discover, but in the meantime take a look at this list and tell me... what's your favorite? Personally, my favorites would have to be Tangerine Tango and Driftwood. However, I must admit that I can't wait to put together a palette of Margarita, Cockatoo and Starfish.

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative, and colorful wedding day.

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43 Comments " {Pantone Color Report}: Spring 2012 "

shopgirl September 22, 2011

I like your blog and I am kinda likin' the margarita and solar power pantone colour. The cockatoo reminds me of tiffany blue.



Koru Kate September 22, 2011

Fun! I'm really drawn to Tangerine Tango (love the color AND name) & Margarita. I'd love to see inspiration boards & real wedding featuring any of these colors!

Christine @ Bridal Banter September 22, 2011

How fun! I'm always drawn to pale green colors like the margarita, but the tangerine and driftwood look pretty great together too!


Totally fun! I love Sweet Lilac :)

{Bridal Woes}: Sincerely, Kat

I'm with you - Tangerine Tango is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!

♥ Kat


I'm a huge fan of margarita :)

Kristen September 22, 2011

I am liking your blog! All these colors kinda make me want to experiment!

Aleah + Nick September 22, 2011

Beautiful - that tangerine is lovely. We're seeing lots of more muted palattes with our couples with a standout pop of color. Loving it!

jacin {lovely little details} September 22, 2011

lookin' good!!! ;)

Emma Lancaster

Loving this list - so many great color choices

{My Big Fat Italian Wedding}

I'm in love with Solar Power :)

Closet Fashionista September 22, 2011

Loving all these! I always enjoy seeing Pantone's color report too (because I'm a graphic/web designer ;) )

Ashley September 22, 2011

Pretty much loving all of these colors! Especially sodalite blue!


I agree with Ashley, Sodalite Blue is pretty sweet :)

bethany allen

Wow, what a list! Loving these colors!

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} September 22, 2011

Margarita, Starfish and Driftwood are the colors I'm aiming for in re-decorating of our master bed and bath...LOVE them!

Bonnie September 22, 2011

Tangerine Tango and Cockatoo are my favorites! They are so spicy and fiery and BAMINYOURFACE.

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Molly September 22, 2011

I love margarita and bellflower. Wonder how they would look in combination.


Cockatoo is my favorite!!!!

Hannah Banana

Love the sodalite blue :)

Jess@DestinationInspirations September 22, 2011

Exciting to see such beautiful vibrant colors

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} September 22, 2011

You and your fabulous blog here have made me realize what a color junkie I really am! I am loving these choices and I actually was just thinking how much I love those last four colors all together...so gorgeous!

lauralavender September 22, 2011

Your blog is always so awesome, Chrissy!!!

I really like margarita, tangerine & cockatoo :)

chandra ~ oh lovely day September 22, 2011

I think cockatoo might be my favorite, although it is really hard to choose!


loving driftwood :)

paige masters

I'm loving tangerine & cockatoo

Something Old, Something New September 23, 2011

I'm loving these bright colors! The Margarita & Cockatoo are two of my favs

Leah September 23, 2011

We used to keep track of the Pantone colour reports for my Fashion design course, but the same colours seem to be used in any creative field. I love the colours for Spring 2012!

xo L.


I'm LOVING sweet lilac


Great colors for spring - especially loving solar power :)

jessica {creative index} September 23, 2011

loving these colors!! tangerine, cockatoo and driftwood are my faves!

Bride-onicles September 24, 2011

I am loving the sodalit blue and the Cabaret because those are very close to my wedding colors of course!! :)

Diana September 25, 2011

I love the names, how fun! My favorites are Cockatoo and Bellflower! Cant wait to see your palettes!! Have a great day! <3

Jenna September 29, 2011

thanks for sharing - these colors are great


Im in love with cockatoo

Kate ~ Wedding Bells

such a great collection of colors.

Hyphen Interiors October 09, 2011

This is such a fun blog! I know the purpose is for weddings, but it can be used for so much. I love your presentation here. I am going to use it/ reference it in an upcoming post this week - I've been meaning to talk about the pantone top colors and this really motivated me... Thanks!

Hyphen Interiors October 12, 2011

Talked about your blog here: http://www.hypheninteriors.com/2011/10/pantone-colors-for-spring-2012.html

Wrapped Couture November 22, 2011

Chrissy, you know I always love stopping by your blog! I also love knowing what the color trends will be for the next year and I'm loving Bellflower and Margarita! So pretty and fresh; just right for Spring.

dresspatterns December 15, 2011

Beautiful, but margarita is may favorite!

CK Paper Designs December 22, 2011

Tangerine Tango is a winner for 2012.
I have a few clients already using this color on their invitations. Love your website!!

Wedding Dresses Toronto September 18, 2012

20 years ago you started your career, and today among other Parisian Run lands her creations.

Christine July 12, 2013

I LOVE THIS! Pantone colors are all so fabulous and Cockatoo is a prime example! We love it so much that we made it our color of the week and put together a fabulous outfit on our blog to show how to dress wearing Pantone's Cockatoo using a triadic color palette. You can take a look at it here www.weartostandout.com/blog/pantone-cockatoo and tell us what you think! xoxo, WearToStandOut

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