Pantone has released it's Spring 2013 Fashion color report and it features a palette of colors that is dubbed "The Balancing Act". Anchored by Monaco Blue, the colors featured are a mix of brights and more subtle neutrals. As I've mentioned before, I'm considered a "color expert" (though I have a hard time considering anyone an expert on something so subjective, although you can be an expert on the science behind color theory), but I do have thoughts about what this palette means. I honestly expected a yellow to be the next "color of the year" - sort of like the "lemon zest" color above, but maybe leaning more towards egg yolk. Though the blue has much merit, I want it to be a bit more of a cobalt and not so much a navy. I want the purple to be a bit richer (more red) too and I would have liked to see a grey represented. These palettes/forecasts are fun and certainly designers in every industry love to look at them, but they are by no means a "bible". So take it in and then move on with your day.
Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely weekend (we have a Fall Festival at my daughter's school to attend and of course I have all the fun household chores to catch up with). Have a great weekend!