The Pantone Color Institute® is THE trendsetter for fashion and home decor color trends. Touted as the global authority on color, here are the colors that Pantone says will be hot for the spring and summer of 2012.
The colors for this season include: Tangerine Tango, Solar Power, Bellflower, Cabaret, Sodalite Blue, Cabaret, Sweet Lilac, Margarita, Cockatoo, Driftwood and Starfish. To read more on these exciting colors and how to pair them, be sure to read the Pantone Color Fashion Report.
Looking for some great, handmade summer accessories that utilize these great color combinations? Here are just a few of my favorite summer accessories that are sure to take your traditional store bought wardrobe and make it pop!
Clockwise from top left: 6″ Fabby Purse handmade by Oh Sweet Bag Of Mine (UK), Seashell Bracelet handmade by Amra Designs (USA), The Big Cool Bag handmade by My Lovely Sunshine (Israel), Orange Ceramic Fashion Jewelry Ring handmade by Azulado (Portugal).
Clockwise from top left: Bright Colors Pop Art Circles Headband handmade by Janine Basil (UK), Custom Embroidered Initial Necklace handmade by The Merriweather Council (USA), Maxi Siamese Transistors Double Metal Frame Purse handmade by Octopurse (Belguim), Retro and Eco-friendly Cassette Case Wallet handmade by Mama Pacha (USA).
But don’t just decorate yourself with these fun new colors, bring them into your home as well! Here is a just a sample of my favorite, handmade housewares and home decor items that boast Pantone’s spring and summer color trends for 2012.
Top to bottom: Eco-Friendly Re-usable Nesting Bowl Covers handmade by Sew Much Style (USA), Set of Four Framed Chalkboards handmade by Shugabee Lane (USA).
Clockwise from top left: Seaside Glass Bottle Terrarium Collection handmade by Doodle Bird Imaginariums (USA), Icelandic Driftwood Coaster handmade by Railis (Iceland), Hawaiian Aloha Decorative Pillow Cover handmade by Pillowation (Ukraine).
What are your favorite Pantone colors for Spring and Summer of 2012?