lavender purpl spring 2011 pantone asos romper essie nail polish valentino r.e.d. skirt ferragamo scarf 3.1 phillip lim bralette

From left, clockwise: Asos playsuit, $62.76. Essie "Lilacism" nail polish, $8. Ferragamo ribbon and ballet flat print silk scarf, $147. 3.1 Phillip Lim silk bralette, $85. Valentino R.E.D. floral printed ruffle skirt, $775. Courtesy photos.

There's no denying that this spring is all about color. Runways all over 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 sixth installment, we present #15-3817, also known as lavender.

Whether worn as an accent or all-over, lavender is a timelessly chic hue that will dress up any ensemble.

We adore how the models at Tracy Reese sauntered down the runway in '70s-inspired frocks composed entirely of lavender and Chanel's watercolor shirt dress that would be the ultimate in picnic attire.

And Prince can have his purple reign: the paler, more subdued hue looked lovely on Kelly Osbourne and Christina Hendricks -- two women who aren't afraid to show of their curves.

But for us common folk, the springy shade is 100 percent wearable: we'd love to pair a some flirty lingerie under a flimsy tank, or wear this scarf as a headband, a bracelet -- the options are endless!

The ladies of our Blogger Network aren't afraid to mix it up -- Arielle of Something Navy gave her mother's vintage dress a modern spin with loads of sparkling jewels. Throwing caution to the wind, the blogger added floral-printed shoes -- making for a chic evening ensemble.

Kate Hudson's glam Elle UK cover look inspired us to incorporate the hue into our beauty routine -- we didn't think it was appropriate to rock an insanely ornate smoky eye to the office, so we opted for a new shade of polish -- Essie's "Lilacism" nail polish.

For more lavender inspiration, peruse our gallery of styles, celebs and beauty.



And don't miss last week's color: russett brown.