Color Palette: Shades Of Style From J. Crew Fall 2012 (PHOTOS)

02/15/2012 03:33 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Though the big trend of Fall 2012 Fashion Week seems to be models falling, we're talking about all the bright hues spotted on the runway. Exhibit A: J.Crew's presentation, which included this great look that combined colors like hot pink and soft gray. Though there's no argument that colors like hot pink, yellow and orange are lovely, we think their appeal is most apparent when combined with neutrals. The bold hues bring out the warm undertones hidden in a shade like gray, turning what could be severe and sad into something much cozier.

J.Crew Fall 2012 look, photo from Getty. Color palette created using Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams.

To get the paint swatches for our homes, we used 'Chip It', Sherwin-Williams' new color palette generator tool. From this palette, we went ahead and took a quick look at how these colors can really stand out in a room, from a dining room where pink, red, and white are used as dramatic bursts of color against dark walls to a gray sofa that has pink accent pillows, which are an unexpected but elegant touch in a living room. Another idea we stumbled upon is a bedroom that has painted pink walls and blush bedding...for a feminine but surprisingly interesting approach.

Want more color ideas? Flip through the slideshow below for a look back at the spring designer collections that have been inspiring our home color palettes.


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