The Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2012



The Pantone Color Institute promises to “transport consumers to an enchanting place, free from the stresses of everyday life,” according to its selection of 10 hues for fall 2012.

Inspirations from fashion designers (including Carmen Marc Valvo and Betsey Johnson) who participated in choosing next season’s on-trend colors include love potions, sunsets, and fantasy worlds, among others.

“By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, when the new season’s colors are routinely debuted.

The Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2012

  • French Roast 19-1012
  • Honey Gold 15-1142
  • Pink Flambe 18-2133
  • Tangerine Tango 17-1463
  • Ultramarine Green 18-5338
  • Bright Chartreuse 14-0445
  • Olympian Blue 19-4056
  • Titanium 17-4014
  • Rhapsody 16-3817
  • Rose Smoke 14-1506