According to the fashion color gods at Pantone (still our dream job), Spring 2013 is all about feminine softness – fresh cool hues with pops of clear crisp brightness. Can you say refreshing? We know, fall hasn’t even started yet, but the fashion industry is all about what’s coming NEXT – so here’s your cheat sheet on what to expect when the snow melts this Spring.

Pantone’s Color Forecast for Spring 2013

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African Violet

To be honest, we’re struggling a little bit to differentiate African Violet from Fall’s “Rhapsody”, but maybe it’s just the same color by another (albeit more Spring-y) name. It may just be a slightly lighter shade, but here’s the good news – if you fell for Rhapsody this fall, those pieces will transition nicely to an African Violet spring. For the most part, however, we see African Violet as a supporting color – although we’d really dig a light transition-worthy cashmere sweater in this hue. Hint hint.