Pantone Colors | Fall 2011

Want to know what’s going to be hot during this Fall season? Well, wait no more! Designers will be paying close attention to texture, contrast and color for fall 2011. You will see lots of them pairing menswear with feminine twists, warm prints intermixed with cool metals, thereby creating an intriguing balance between colors.

Bamboo, a surprising fall hue, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the mix this season. Bamboo is a bright, standout yellow with subtle green undertones making this a great addition to this fall’s wardrobe landscape. Try pairing Bamboo with Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle for a dramatic color contrast. Jewelry: Chestnut, Mocha, Soleil

Emberglow, is reminiscent of 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. Jewelry: Global to play on the deep teal tones or Grapevine to play up Phlox.

Offering a sense of continuity from spring is the dynamic Honeysuckle. This shade is a playful, reddish pink that works with lots of other colors in the Fall palette, especially staples like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat. To add some intensity, pair it with complementary Bamboo. Jewelry: Perfectly Pink, Blush, Petals

Phlox, is a magical, deep purple shade and 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 bold and fashion forward. To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by Mother Nature. Jewelry: Rhapsody, Grapevine

Cedar is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural when paired with Deep Teal, and sophisticated when worn with Phlox or Orchid Hush. 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. Jewelry: Emerald Isle, Soleil

Where would our wardrobe be without our go-to neutrals? Rich, decadent Coffee Liqueúr brings a sense of and a richness to fall, and is a smart alternative to basic black. A deliciously warm camel tan, Nougat is tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle. Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette. Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains, as always, a practical, dependable staple. Jewelry: ANY!

If you want to check out the official Pantone report for Women’s and Men’s Fall colors, check them out.

Which is your favorite color for this fall? Which one will you be adding to your current wardrobe?

In friendship and style….

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One thought on “Pantone Colors | Fall 2011

  1. I just downloaded the Pantone FCR this morning. I love all the fall colors. Can’t wait to add some new items to my wardrobe, especially since I tend to wear black and gray all fall & winter.

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