Here are the colour forecasts for 2012...
"70s appliances": Gold, almond, avocado green, and muted mustard
Layered neutrals: Oatmeals, browns, tans, and grays.
Pastels: Blush pink, robin's egg blue, and mint green.
Graphic Black and White: This combo is being used in geometric, bold applications, which is pretty exciting.
Tangerine Tango: Pantone, a globally recognized authority on colour chose this cheerful, feel-good colour to help keep spirits high.
For further information: International Colour Authority (ICA) and Pantone