Spring 2015 is so much more than pastels. This season, there’s an especially exciting crop of colors to devour. A dozen hues define the palette, ranging from a pale sky blue to unexpected paprika.

Thanks to a proliferation of military-inspired looks, army green is everywhere, as is warmed-up khaki. Jewel tones usually sanctioned for fall are getting their time in the sun, too, including some gorgeous takes on ochre yellow, burnt orange, and deep jade green. On the lighter end, white on white is still going strong, and there’s plenty of pale pink and buttercup yellow for spring-color purists to bask in. Select a swatch to see outfit ideas for each of spring’s unique shades.

By Nicola Fumo