Pantone just announced their hot spring colors for 2013. While we’re barely into fall, I think those of us who care about such things (me!) have a few more reasons to think about the end of winter. While all the colors range from what they call “dynamic brights” and “novel neutrals,” I find them all really lovely and mostly very wearable. I love Lemon Zest, but personally, I have to limit it to handbags and shoes.

Fortunately, the top two colors that are being used by more designers come spring, Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue, are going to give us a lot of fun wardrobe and decor choices.

pantone 2013 spring colors

Monaco Blue is the number one pick. It’s somewhere between a cobalt and a navy, but I think you
can get away with anything in that world. Close behind it is Dusk Blue, a very pretty pale shade–not quite baby blue, a little more dusty. Think a cool 1969 Camaro.

Here, a dozen of my favorite picks in shades of Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue, which will look great on pretty much anyone (that means you):

pantone monaco blue accessories


You Guest It Dress at Modcloth;
 Essie Polish in Azure at Zappos; Organic Zzzzz Sheets in Taupe and Blue at CB2

soludos striped espadrille in blue

Soludos Woven Striped Espadrille at Shop Bop

Learn more about the Pantone Colors of Spring 2013 online and see other designer renderings online at


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