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Spring Alive with Color! Palette Inspirations for the Season

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming." --- Pablo Neruda

With spring upon us, we are ready for a new season of inspiration. Design tradeshows and fashion shows, alike, have proven that color is ready to help shake off the winter-weariness. Further evidence of the return of color was the introduction of Pantone's Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, which displayed a range of vibrant and soft hues, creating excitement for the season. From pastels to vivid brights, modern twists on the traditional and inspiration from botanical blooms to global travels, here are the 2014 spring color palettes to explore:

Color Palette 1


DE5076 Strawberry Jam

DE5074 Charming Cherry

DE5391 Sunflower

DE5734 Emperor Jade

DE6156 Marble Dust

DE5853 Blue Earth


Color Palette 2

DE6176 Creamy Cameo

DE5599 Fresh Cut Grass

DE5480 Baby Frog

DE5034 Cherry Berry

DE5067 Posy Petal

DE5063 Powder Puff

Color Palette 3


DE5684 Rain Forest

DE5907 Twilight Twinkle

DE5905 Larkspur Bud

DEA103 Striking Red

DE5408 Lemon Sorbet

DE6023 Short and Sweet

Color Palette 4


DE6086 Tan Whirl

DE5850 Wandering River

DE5725 Dragon Bay

DEA158 Northern Territory

DEW354 Van de Cane

DE5606 Rolling Hills

Color Palette 5

DE5173 Deep Coral

DE5089 Geranium Red

DE5352 Sun Kissed

DE5350 Pale Rays

DE5494 Even Growth

DE5772 Blue Spruce

Color Palette 6

DE5179 Bronzed Orange

DE5284 Just Peachy

DE5860 Slumber

DE6115 Practical Tan

DEA106 Red Contrast

DE6006 Plum Perfect

Color Palette 7



DE5090 Pomegranate

DE5519 Perfect Pear

DE5234 Apricot Appeal

DE5890 Fly a Kite

DEW344 Frosting Cream

DE6139 Summerville Brown


Color Palette 8

DE5183 Light Carob

DE5186 Secluded Canyon

DE5537 Woodland Walk

DE6155 Soft Ivory

DE5806 Dockside

DE6075 Wood Lake


Color Palette 9

DE5729 Spearmint

DE5904 Flax Bloom

DE6171 Sand Dollar

DE6169 Milk Mustache

DE5478 Breath of Spring

DE6175 Burlap


Color Palette 10


DE5083 Deep Hibiscus

DE5082 Redstone

DE6150 Gourmet Honey

DE6148 Antique Linen

DE6117 Colorado Trail

DE5538 Bonsai

Color Palette 11


DE5590 Nature

DEC725 Weathered Coral

DE6278 Stone Creek

DE5025 Fuchsia Blush

DE5048 Pink Punch

DE5657 Midnight Garden

Color Palette 12


DE5415 Iced Lemon

DE5417 Dandelion

DE5970 Lush Lilac

DE5864 Cornflower

DE5055 Merlot

DE6040 Cave of the Winds


Color Palette 13


DE5667 Mint Smoothie

DE5206 Tan Temptation

DEW338 White Heat

DE6219 Crystal Haze

DE6221 Flintstone

DE6199 Pale Beach

Color Palette 14


DEC707 Foxtail

DEC709 Adobe South

DEW322 Magnolia

DE5121 Ladylike

DE5123 Cultured Rose

DE6097 Monterey Brown

Color Palette 15


DE5514 Leaf Bud

DE5046 Carnation

DE5043 Rose Glow

DE5942 Faraway Sky

DE6093 Blushing Bride

DE5836 Sail Away


Color Palette 16


DEA120 Goldenrod

DE5005 Brandywine

DE5782 By the Bayou

DE5963 Smashed Grape

DEW342 Baby's Breath

DEA104 Red Icon


Color Palette 17


DE5867 Blue Chip

DE5779 Bayshore

DE5781 Tropical Lagoon

DE6212 Crisp Muslin

DE6267 Dove's Wing

DEA109 Bonfire Flame

Color Palette 18


DEA112 Exuberant Orange

DEA107 Hot Jazz

DEA108 Red Power

DEC758 Cashmere

DE6368 Walrus

DE5425 Woven Gold


Color Palette 19


DEA146 Scarlet Apple

DEA147 Garnet Evening

DE5762 Teal Fury

DE6372 Lace Veil

DE6373 Porpoise

DEA135 Deep Ocean

Color Palette 20

DEA153 Glitzy Red

DEA152 Deep Crimson

DE5712 Stately Stems

DE5323 Quiet Splendor

DE5335 Golden Slumber

DE5333 Burst of Gold


Color Palette 21


DE5941 Simply Violet

DE5138 Orangeville

DE6240 Watermist

DE6242 Wells Gray

DE6197 Modern Ivory

DE6303 Sky Glass


Color Palette 22

DE5677 Jungle

DE5675 Sprig of Mint

DE5068 Slice of Watermelon

DE5075 Fiery Flamingo

DE5646 Garden Statue

DE5175 Organic Fiber


All images courtesy Bethany Nauert Photography and by Thinkstock, iStock, Corbis Images