7 Things You Need to Know About 2013

Blue is going to be big.
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Blue is going to be big.

Twice a year, the Pantone Color Institute forecasts the colors that will dominate fashion collections—and inevitably influence other industries as well. The top spring color in 2012, Tangerine Tango, is so... um, 2012. The pick for spring 2013: Monaco Blue. "It has stability and depth," says Leatrice Eiseman, the institute's executive director. "People are being more thoughtful; they're looking for dependable classics." Don't expect to see big-ticket items in bold colors, Eiseman says, until the economy really picks up steam again.