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Top Color Trends for Summer 2012!

Pantone Swatches

Color Trends for Summer 2012!

Summer 2012 is here in full force! And what better to fill your summer with than a splash of color. This year's seasonal summer palette is fresh and playful. With warm bold tones and soft pastels the possibilities are endless from accessorizing your home to what you wear on the beach. Lets dive in and take a look at our top color trends for Summer 2012 and products that show them off!

#1 - Pantone color: Placid Blue. A fresh take on the traditional
periwinkle, this cornflower blue can bring life to any muted palette.
With cool blue and purple tones, this is sure to be a hit at any
summer party!

Placid Blue Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Barbour Cornflower Womens High Gloss Town And Country Wellingtons, blueberries-online.com -- Melissa Odabash Bahamas Bandeau Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com -- Essie 'Summer 2012 Collection - Bikini So Teeny' Nail Polish, Nordstrom.com -- KitchenAid Artisan Design Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, saksfifthavenue.com -- Floral 300 Beaded Stripe Pillow, katespade.com (Photo: Houzz.com)

#2 - Pantone Color: Carrot. Bold yet refined, this color screams
Summer! Don't be afraid to experiment with this rich color through
accents in your home like pillows & throws.

Carrot Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Tangerine Boyfriend Blazer, topshop.com -- DwellStudio Home Zebra Tangerine Pillow, laylagrace.com -- Culture Object The Blenko Glass Co., 1stdibs.com -- BURBERRY LONDON Tangerine Color Block Silk Scarf, stylebop.com -- TOMS Linen Classic Tangerine, toms.com (Photo: Houzz.com)

#3 Pantone Color: Sulphur. This is one of my absolute favorite
colors right now. A mix of goldenrod and citrine, this color
is bright and rich all at the same time. Used as a wall color
or your summer sundress, this color can never go wrong!

Sulphur Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Women's Vince Skinny Jeans, Citrine, neimanmarcus.com -- Hervé Léger Scoop Neck Bandage Dress, outnet.com -- Finn Rocker, anthropologie.com -- 18k Citrine and Diamond Earrings, portero.com -- Curve Cologne By Liz Claiborne For Men, amazon.com (Photo: Houzz.com)

#4 Pantone Color: Meadow Mist. I don't think any of us can get
enough of this minty color in our lives. Although trending for a
few seasons now, this pastel is holding strong! Its used great as a
contrast piece to bold colors. (like the ones featured in our palette)

Meadow Mist Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Women's Hudson Collin Mint Skinny Jeans, neimanmarcus.com -- Carrie Mint Suedette Platform Heels, boohoo.com -- KIM SEYBERT Napkin Mint, calypsostbarth.com -- Eos Sweet Mint Lip Balm, Local Drugstore -- Ruled Paper x 25 Mint Paper Insert, mulberry.com (Photo: Garrison Hullinger Interior Design)

#5 Pantone Color: Papaya Punch. Nothing is more pleasing on the
eye than pastels. This year coral is back in a softer way. This
is an easy color to incorporate into your home as it is very
complementary to many color palettes. So fresh!

Papaya Punch Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Asos Coral Faceted Stone Stud Earrings With Bug Detail, asos.com -- Maslin & Co Beach Towel- Coral, creaturesofcomfort.us -- Decorative Sticky Tape, etsy.com -- CARVEN Coral Suede Heels, ssense.com -- One Kings Lane Kitchen Table S/2 Coral Nailhead Place Mats, onekingslane.com -- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture - 36, barneys.com (Photo: Houzz.com)

#6 Pantone Color: Fern Green. This jewel tone is here to stay.
Another one of GHID's faves, this color can holds its own in any
setting. From lacquer walls to outdoor furniture, traditional to
modern styles, this beauty crosses any style boundaries.

Fern Green Products (Clockwise from Top Left): Alieno Chair by Casamania, madeindesign.co.uk -- Marc by Marc Jacobs Green Dreamy Logo Embossed Tablet Case, liberty.co.uk -- Green Glass Wall Sconce, belleescape.com – Dylan Envelope Clutch, lpcollection.com -- Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier, forzieri.com (Photo: Houzz.com)

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