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Pantone Releases Fall Colors 2011

Each season, the Pantone Color Institute unveils the fashion industry’s primary color palette after a survey of the designers of New York Fashon Week. The top 10 colors selected for women this fall 2011 appeal to a vibrant, romantic ideal. Designers artfully combine the brighter colors with the subtle neutrals, setting the tone for a feminine fall reminiscent of glamorous Old Hollywood, enchanting Chinese operas, lively cityscapes and peaceful countrysides.

Fall 2011’s color palette consists of: Bamboo, Emberglow, Honeysuckle (the ‘it’ color of 2011), Phlox, Cedar, Deep Teal, Coffee Liqueúr, Nougat, Orchid Hush and Quarry. Of course, all designers have their own trendy names for each of these colors — for example, Chris Benz refers to his Bamboo yellow as “Sponge” — and there are varying shades of these chosen core colors, but the use of this palette on the runways and in designer ready-to-wear collections in stores is unmistakable. Pantone is the color authority in fashion. Take a peek at how these top 10 colors have manifested across products and fashion labels this season, and see how you can best combine the colors for a chic fall 2011 look. These are the top 10 colors and these are some of our favorite combos.

Hmmmm. These may be the ‘newest colors’ but the ‘it’ color for Fall, Honeysuckle, was also one of the main choices for Pantone’s Spring 2011 Choices. The purple is a little red for my taste, and the green a little too yellow. I’m waiting for a deep emerald green to come back, and I will buy clothes to wear for the next twenty years. 🙂

I found this on AOL’s Shopping News.

August 14, 2011 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, color, Marketing, Shopping

6 Comments »

  1. These are my colors! They are the greyed tones that work for me! I’ve been bummed out the last couple of years because the colors have been all wrong.

    I love you in Emerald green. It’s kind of your signature color!

    Comment by momcat | August 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. LOL, and I look horrid in the greyed tones! It is horrible when for several years the colors are all wrong. Have you noticed the preppy look coming back?? All the 70’s and 80’s things coming back for a short encore . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. WoW the blessing of Ramadan , First a nice joke from Hayfa .Also 1001 Nights shows up and to top it all your kind advice on how to talk to the Wife about her Anatomy .BTW we are having Gergaian (Halloween) nights now .Kids are coming around with bags half full of nice candies . The Gergaian celebration has definitely gone upscale with all kinds of fancy decorations and packaging

    Comment by daggero | August 15, 2011 | Reply

  4. I wish I could see your face as I read your comment, Daggero, because I don’t know if you are being sarcastic or humorous. I thought Hayfa’s joke was hilarious and gentle. I am always delighted to see 1001; I miss her blog and her stories that held us spellbound. And . . . I do miss Gergian 🙂 Those children are always so sweet!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 15, 2011 | Reply

  5. Intlxpatr :

    OMG , Don’t be suspicious , The comment is straight forward .

    I don’t Know how i missed the post and commented in the paint section .

    Comment by daggero | August 16, 2011 | Reply

  6. OK. thanks for clarifying, Daggero. 🙂 I hope your Gergian if full of sweets 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 16, 2011 | Reply


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