For the first time ever, the image-based website revealed the colors their Pinners are most excited about for 2016. After analyzing more than 5.6 billion fashion pins from the past year, they found that the color blush has had a 100-percent increase in popularity since February (no surprise here, since Rose Quartz was named one of Pantone's Color of the Year). A more unexpected choice, mint green, has seen a 40 percent jump since December.

These two shades are a surefire way to break free from your dark, winter wardrobe, but you'll want to avoid looking like an Easter basket. With help from a few trusty experts, we'll show you pin-worthy ways to wear the colors.

Meet Your New Neutral

Instead of sticking with whites, blacks and grays, choose a dusty shade of blush to add a hint of warmth to your wardrobe. "Blush is your best friend," says Chassie Post, the lifestyle editor at "It's that color that never says no. It literally works with everything."

Pair it with Another Show-Stopping Trend

Adam Glassman, O magazine's creative director, declared lingerie-inspired lace one of the biggest fashion trends this spring, and no other color complements this sultry look better than romantic blush.

Be Inspired by the Way Pinners Are Wearing It

One of the most common Pinterest searches associated with the color "blush" is for the color "navy," says Stephanie Kumar, the partner insights lead at Pinterest. The play of light and dark is wearable in spring and summer, and the navy anchors the pastel in even colder months, keeping the lighter color in your year-round repertoire.

Add an Unexpected Twist

Just like with blush, mint green can feel a little too feminine for some people. Kristina Lepore, O magazine's fashion market editor recommends pairing the shade with edgier separates, such as with a tailored jacket— think leather moto or crisp blazer—for a masculine/feminine look that's more downtown than ladies who lunch.

Go with Metallic

Your go-to black purse? Too heavy. Instead, choose a metallic bag. The icy tones complement the cool green for a striking combination.

Start with the Easiest Place to Get a Little Risky

Not convinced mint green's for you? Start with your shoes. Paula Lee, O magazine's accessories editor recommends trying unconventional silhouettes, like a lace-up block heel or a streamlined sneaker.


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