fashion color report for fall 2011

October 1, 2011 at 7:25 am 2 comments

“Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to identify the most directional colors.”

Awhile back, they released their preview of the most prominent fashion colors for this fall …

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011 Sensible and Spiritedpantone fashion color report fall 2011

a few examples of how to incorporate the colours into your existing wardrobe …

bamboo PANTONE 14-0740  the karma circle wish bracelet on yellow

Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season. Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone. This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.

emberglow PANTONE 17-1547  strawberry creamsicle bracelet

Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air of fall. 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.

honeysuckle PANTONE 18-2120  arm candy collection - pixy stix bracelet

Offering a sense of continuity from spring, dynamic Honeysuckle adds a bold punctuation point. 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.

phlox PANTONE 19-2820  Los Cabos single leather wrap bracelet - surf series collection

Phlox, a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is an outstanding statement when worn on its own. 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.

cedar PANTONE 16-0526  black eyed pea bracelet

Evoking the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest, Cedar is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush.

deep teal PANTONE 19-4914  Costa Azul single leather wrap bracelet - surf series collection

Deep Teal, a strong, blue-toned green, suggests ocean depths and the color of the sky as daylight descends into darkness. A great standard when used with Cedar, its color-wheel neighbor, Deep Teal is also a unique counterpoint to Honeysuckle.

coffee liqueúr PANTONE 18-0930  heart wish bracelet on dark brown

Consumers continue to add stability to their wardrobes with neutrals. Rich, decadent Coffee Liqueúr brings a sense of elegance to fall, and is a savory alternative to basic black.

nougat PANTONE 16-1320  the wish bracelet - karma circle on natural

A deliciously warm camel tan, Nougat is tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle.

orchid hush PANTONE 13-3805  Shavasana bracelet - fluorite gemstones & sterling silver

Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette.

quarry PANTONE 15-4305  Lampwork & Water Sapphire earrings

Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains, as always, a practical, dependable staple.”

So … what colours will you be wearing this fall?

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tina  |  October 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for the wonderful info. I love the nougat & toffee. Awesome.

  • 2. Outdoor Corner Blog  |  October 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

    X Teal Dapple…

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