Alice Temperley gets sketchy with violet - one of Pantone's colors for Spring 2010. Image courtesy Pantone.

Fashion will take on the recession with some colorful optimism when it comes to spring 2010.

The Pantone Fashion Color Report, released today, shows that black is out, while soft shades of violet, turquoise, yellow and pink are in.

"Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Instead of reinventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun."

So, the top 10 colors we'll be seeing at New York Fashion Week, starting today?
  • Turquoise -- Pantone 15-5519 (vibrant blue-green)
  • Tomato Purée -- Pantone 18-1661 (classic red)
  • Fusion Coral -- Pantone 16-1543 (warm orange)
  • Violet -- Pantone 16-3320 (light purplish hue)
  • Tuscany -- Pantone 16-1219 (warm beige)
  • Aurora -- Pantone 12-0642 (slightly greenish yellow)
  • Amparo Blue -- Pantone 18-3945 (a warmer navy)
  • Pink Champagne -- Pantone 12-1107 (delicate pale neutral)
  • Dried Herb -- Pantone 17-0627 (green neutral)
  • Eucalyptus -- Pantone 15-0513 (practical gray)
Pantone also rounded up designer's must-haves for spring. Click through the gallery to see a sampling.
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Pantone Fashion Color Report

Designers Share Spring Must-Haves

    Turquoise
    This sketch by Shaun Kearney for Cynthia Steffe from "dreams, Atlantis, the unknown, mountains and waterfalls, the Garden of Eden."

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Tomato red
    The spring 2010 line from Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani is all about red. It's the "thread that carries the collection from start to finish."

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Fusion Coral
    Selections from VPL by Victoria Bartlett's spring 2010 collection combine coral paired with gray.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Violet
    Alice Temperley says she took inspiration from circuses of the '20s and '30s for her Temperley London spring 2010 collection. "The combination of a cool and fiery palette of bright violet, ice blue, fuchsia and chilli against black and white captures the 'circus' theme perfectly," she says.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Tuscany
    Catherine Malandrino will use this warm beige in her spring collection. She says she was inspired by geographical areas, including South Africa, the Sahara Desert and South America.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Aurora
    This slightly greenish yellow is used in a sketch by Reem Acra. She says a combination of colors, florals and print patterns equal a fresh look for her spring collection.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Amparo Blue
    Tommy Hilfiger's sketch shows this dark blue hue. Hilfiger says he was inspired by the California coastline and that he's using sea colors in his spring collection.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Pink Champagne
    Andy & Debb use this neutral pink in their spring 2010 collection. They say a dusty sky blue looks new with beige and pink.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Dried Herb
    Carmen Marc Valvo says his inspiration for spring 2010 came from "New York -- the ultimate urban jungle." This green neutral is used in a sketch for a dress from his upcoming collection.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report

    Eucalyptus
    Pamella Roland says bright colors will meet neutrals -- like this practical gray -- in her spring 2010 collection.

    Pantone Fashion Color Report