When it comes to style and fashion, the greatest tool of both a designer and a consumer are colors. The way you use colors can have an immense impact both on your environment and your mood. However, only people with great aesthetics and a sense of style will understand this delicate factor. Therefore, you should start gearing up for your fashion and décor collection for the year 2012. In order to do that, you should have a good idea about the color trends for 2012 for fashion and décor.

Spring 2012

In 2012, some of the most high profile and sought after designers are using some of the following colors in their wardrobe collection for women. The global color authority Pantone features color trends for spring 2012 including shades such as Bellflower, Cabaret, Cockatoo, Driftwood, Margarita, Solar Power, Starfish, Sweet Lilac and Tangerine Tango.

Lingerie and Swimwear

The color trends in the lingerie collections for spring and summer of 2012 include shades such as Clotted Cream, Jacinth, Apple, Lupin, Sage, Hemp, Shadow, Tortoiseshell, Smoothy, Formica and Lime Blossson. Furthermore, you could see if other colors match your taste such as Asian Bronze, Baby Chick, Baby Doll, Earth Anemone, Grape, Marshmallow Rhubarbe Jelly, Oxygen, Shanghai Mist and Wysteria.

Make Up Shades

The powerful and scintillating shades in the range of mauve and rose will be dominating the style trend when it comes to make up accessories such as lipstick and eye shade color themes. Eye shadows of dark green and purple will attract everyone’s attention, while shimmer nails and Ruby lipstick will also be in vogue. The hottest nail trends in 2012 will be Glitter, Neon, Beige, Fuchsia, various shades of Blue, Pastels and even the flashy Tangerine.

Fall 2012

While we are yet to see the Fall collections for the year 2012 appear on the ramps of the fashion capitals of the world, there are quite a few shades that are expected to hit the fashion circles in a grand manner as set out by the color trend gurus. The Pantone collection, which is a world wide authority on colors in fashion, features attractive and soothing colors such as Bright Chartreuse, French Roast, Honey Gold, Olympian Blue, Pink Flambé, Rose Garden, Rhapsody, Tangerine Tango, Titanium and Ultramarine Green. Some of the most dominant features of the fall collection will be pearl and metallic shades.

As per Pantone, top fashion colors trends for women for Fall 2012 will be Bamboo, Cedar, Coffee Liqueur, Deep Teal, Emberglow, Honeysuckle, Nougat, Orchid Hush, Phlox and Quarry.

2012: The Décor Color Trends

Color themes always have a central part to play in home and interior décor and there are quite a few color trends for 2012 that can bring your immediate surroundings to life with their selection. Some of the shades to consider to be incorporated in your décor design are plum, teal and dusky red. Beige is a favorite of many when it comes to décor but this year you can try changing the radiance of your surroundings if you have had it hanging around you for too long. Furthermore, Terra Cotta is one shade that is going to take the center stage in décor in the summer of 2012.

Metallic shades are always an obvious décor choice but in 2012, such shades will only be in with soft matte variations. Another fashionable décor color shade choice will be glowy golden metallic shades. At the same time, the soothing shades of grey will be back in the trends, particularly with the shades of slate and charcoal.

With the guideline of the hottest color trends for 2012, you are all set to look and live in a stylish way this year.

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