Color Palette for 2012: Pink, Cobalt, Tangerine and Mint

Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks.

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Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks.
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Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on top spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks. This Barbie-like shade of bubblegum pink was favored by Jason Wu, who used the color on a poufy taffeta evening skirt.
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Prabal Gurung used the same hot pink shade in his resort collection for a sassy, sleeveless wrap dress.
Courtesy of Thakoon
The color even found its way into the (typically more somber-colored) pre-fall collections. At Thakoon, a mini dress in hot pink was styled with shiny nude brogues.
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Derek Lam's softer take on the bubblegum hue included this '40s-inspired sweater and skirt set.
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Cushnie et Ochs' sleek halter dresses came in a range of mega-bright hues including a saturated pink shade.
Courtesy of Celine
Cobalt began cropping up in Fall 2011 collections and seems to have picked up steam for 2012. Come fashion week, we're sure to see a smattering of stylish editors in cobalt blue trousers from Celine's latest resort collection.
Courtesy of Jason Wu
For his pre-fall collection, Jason Wu offered up a regal silk evening gown with an uneven hem and elaborate, beaded collar.
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For spring, Karen Walker styled a bold blue oxford with matching cropped chinos.
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Stella McCartney finished her preppy resort looks with splashes of bright cobalt.
Courtesy of Yigal Azrouel
For pre-fall, Yigal Azrouel tried a cobalt blue for his sophisticated tuxedo coat.
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Phillip Lim's sorbet-colored spring collection includes splashes of soft lilac and lavendar. Since then, we've spotted the hue in a number of 2012 collections.
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Givenchy's all-lavender looks included sheer silk separates and perfectly tailored trousers.
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For resort, Joseph Altuzarra tried light shades of lavender for his belted shirt dresses and silky overcoats.
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Lavender hues made appearances on Chanel's spring catwalk with embellished mini-dresses and mini, tweed shorts.
Courtesy of Thakoon
Thakoon included pops of lavendar in his candy-colored pre-fall collection. Here, an open-weave lavender sweater pairs perfectly with blue-gray chinos.
Courtesy of Acne
2011 was dominated by strong shades of Kelly green, but subtle shades of mint ruled 2012 catwalks. For Acne's resort collection, the color made an appearance on a '60s-style, high-waist silk dress.
Courtesy of Chloe
Chloe styled a breezy mint-green dress for the resort season with knee-high gladiators and a mini clutch.
Courtesy of Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang tried the color for the pre-fall season with the brand's signature motorcycle jackets and clunky leather booties.
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Lanvin's alluring, one-shoulder cocktail dresses for spring had a mysterious appeal in slinky, mint-green silk.
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Marc Jacobs also offered up minty green separates for Spring '12, complete with tiered pencil skirts and sporty cloche caps.
Courtesy of Christopher Kane
Last year we saw variations on pale, sorbet-shades of orange. But for 2012, yellowy tangerine hues rule the catwalk. Christopher Kane added bursts of tangerine to his resort collection with pleated dresses and skirts.
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Derek Lam's spring collection oozed California cool due at least in part to all-orange ensembles like this belted jumpsuit.
Courtesy of Erdem
Erdem offered up printed tangerine looks like this kaleidoscopic shift dress for the brand's pre-fall collection.
Courtesy of Proenza Schouler
Likewise, Proenza Schouler tried bold, tangerine hues for pre-fall paired with more subtle tweeds and graphic prints.
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For spring, Rebecca Minkoff added pops of tangerine to sunny halter dresses and colorful accessories.
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