5 Hot Color Trends for Spring 2012

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Spring 2012 Color Trends

It's that time of year again -- spring is just around the corner! With the warmer temperatures comes a bunch of new fashion trends, including the latest and greatest color trends. Rocking this season's hottest hues is a surefire way to stay on trend without breaking the bank -- just pick out a new piece or two in one of the colors below and you'll have a completely updated look for springtime.

Want to see the five hottest shades for spring 2012? Scroll on down and check 'em out:


tangerine on the spring 2012 runways

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam and Jennie Packham Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

Pantone named tangerinethe color of 2012, so get ready to see this bright hue everywhere this spring. Tangerine is a highly-saturated orange with a reddish undertone, which makes it a flattering shade on most skin tones. Once the warm weather hits, try wearing a bold dress, top or bikini in this shade. However, if you're feeling a little color shy, start small by rocking a tangerine mani or accessory.

Get the Look:

Tangerine spring 2012 color trend

Product Info: Dress- H&M, Bracelet- Antik Batik, Top- American Eagle Outfitters, Pumps- Peacocks, Bikini- Topshop, Nail Polish- Essie's Clambake


mint on the spring 2012 runways

Chanel, Vera Wang and Rodarte Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

Pastel colors are going to be big in general this season, but mint is the trendiest hue of the bunch. This frosty shade is a lovely mix between blue and green and gives off a light, airy vibe. Mint pairs well with many colors, but we especially love how it looks with yellow, pink and teal. Mix and match a mint-colored item with one of those shades for a gorgeous and spring-appropriate look.

Get the Look:

Mint spring 2012 color trend

Product Info: Shorts- Ruche, Dress- ModCloth, Necklace- Bloomingdale's, Blouse- Topshop, Clutch- ASOS, Loafers- ASOS

Citron Yellow

citron yellow on the spring 2012 runways

J. Mendel, Rebecca Taylor and Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

This color is definite way to beat those winter blues! Citron yellow is just on the verge of being fluorescent, which is why we love it -- this shade is b-o-l-d. Adding a citron yellow piece to your wardrobe is sure to brighten up your whole look and, as a bonus, will instantly make your skin look more tan -- no fake-baking required!

Get the Look:

citron yellow on the spring 2012 runways

Product Info: Bag- Old Navy, Earrings- ASOS, Skirt- ASOS, Blouse- Nasty Gal, Dress- Urban Outfitters, Flats- Topshop

Kelly Green

kelly green on the spring 2012 runways

Jo No Fui, Diane von Furstenberg and Akris Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

We've been lusting after this color ever since Emily Blunt rocked a kelly green frock at the SAG Awards a few weeks back, so we're ecstatic it'll be über-popular for spring. This bright green shade is definitely a head-turner and we can't wait to wear kelly green shorts, sundresses and sandals throughout spring and summer.

Get the Look:

kelly green spring 2012 color trend

Product Info: Shorts- J. Crew, Dress- ASOS, Bag- H&M, Wedges- Old Navy, Belt- J. Crew, Top- Patagonia

Coral Pink

coral pink on the spring 2012 runways

Jill Stuart, Tory Burch and Christian Siriano Spring 2012 RTW | Elle

No list of spring color trends would be complete without some pink, and this season's most popular hue is a bright shade with just a hint of orange. Coral has a great blend of femininity and edginess that works in any girl's wardrobe. Hopefully you'll find a piece that matches your aesthetic below!

Get the Look:

coral pink spring 2012 color trend

Product Info: Blouse- ModCloth, Tee- J. Crew, Dress- ASOS, Sandals- LuLu's, Earrings- Far Fetch, Bag- Topshop

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these colors? Which one is your favorite? Do you follow color trends? How would you wear each hue? Remember to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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