Fall 2011 Fashion Color Report

For Fall 2011 Pantone introduces new fashion colors inspired by famous designers.  Brights and neutrals dominate, but it is combined with the romantic feel we love about the cool weather, colorful leaves and leaving the hot summer behind.  Read more…

1.  Bamboo-A standout yellow with a subtle green undertone.  This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.

2.  Emberglow-A traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire.  Combine Emberglow with Coffee Liqueúr for a classic look, or with Honeysuckle for something a bit more retro. Add a spark with shoes or a handbag in Emberglow, or perhaps a patterned scarf combining purpled Phlox or Deep Teal.

3.  Honeysuckle-playful, reddish pink.  This playful, reddish pink works with any other color in the palette, especially fall staples like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat. To add some intensity, pair it with complementary Bamboo. Flirtatious and festive, Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – great for cosmetics and holiday soirees.

4.  Phlox-A magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery.  Add Phlox to this season’s neutrals to create a bit of drama, or combine it with Cedar, Deep Teal or Coffee Liqueúr for something extraordinary. To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by Mother Nature.

5.  Cedar- A versatile, mid-tone neutral green.   It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush.

6.  Deep Teal-A strong, blue-toned green.  A great standard when used with Cedar, its color-wheel neighbor, Deep Teal is also a unique counterpoint to Honeysuckle.

7.  Coffee Liqueur-Rich, decadent brown.  A savory alternative to basic black.

8.  Nougat-A deliciously warm camel tan.  Tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle.

9.  Orchid Hush-A unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones.    Blends well with any other color in the palette.

10. Quarry-A reliable medium gray, remains, as always, a practical, dependable staple.

You can read the entire article here:  http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=20835&ca=4

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maya
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 21:33:18

    Thank you for the posting, I love the phlox better, I have this flower in my garden. 🙂

    Reply

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