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From left, clockwise: a look from the Rebecca Taylor Spring 2011 runway; Topshop polka-dot scarf, $32; Rebecca Minkoff Allowance pouch, $55; Smythson "I've Got Nothing to Wear" notebook, $75; Asos Malcolm suede lace-up shoes, $62.76. Photos: Getty Images | Courtesy (4).

There's no denying that this spring is all about color. Runways around the world featured brights in every shade. In a series titled "Color of the Week," StyleList will outline the most popular hues -- as declared by Pantone, world-renowned color authority -- with designer inspiration, celebrity examples, beauty tips and more. For our third installment, we present #16-1349, also known as coral rose.

Orange you glad this punchy hue is making a well-deserved comeback?

Considering the '70s are back in a big way, it was only a matter of time before the bright and lavish color made a splash on the runways.

Professional preppy designers like Tory Burch and Milly by Michelle Smith had notes of tangerine in their collections, but it was the coral rose featured at Rebecca Taylor that really caught our eye. No matter how simple the silhouette, the opulent hue is bound to grab attention.

Shyness isn't an option when donning coral rose. But if you're not ready to take the trend from head-to-toe, may we suggest a pair of kicks? Look sexy in sky-high Christian Louboutin platform heels, or keep it casual in a pair of suede oxfords from Asos. We are also excited to mix playful accessories into our spring wardrobe: a polka-dot scarf or a clever belt will do the trick!

So it comes as no surprise that the ladies of our blog Network, like Rebecca of the Clothes Horse, are preparing for warmer weather with orange accents. We adore the way she pairs her bright vintage coat with muted grays and tans.

According to makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, "this color suits most people. It's more modern than last season's red lip and it complements every skin tone and makes your eye color pop. It's incredibly effective!" The tone of orange lips on the runways varied from hot to bright and deep, but the finish was the same nearly everywhere: matte.

But when it comes to coral rose, we jumped at the chance to introduce you to Makeup Forever's new Uplight Gel: a lightweight formula with a finish that boasts pearls to reflect and refract light for exceptional luminosity. We love the subtle glow on our lids and cheeks.

For more coral-rose inspiration, peruse our gallery of styles, celebs and beauty.


And don't miss last week's color: beeswax yellow.