Pantone Fashion Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

While Paris catwalks still alive and we continue to absorb the general trends for 2011 Spring/Summer, Pantone Color Institute has already define the biggest color trends. Here they are:

Honeysuckle

“Flirtatious Honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive sense of playfulness to this season’s palette. This vibrant pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes consumers feel alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up”.

Coral Rose

Spicy, gregarious and persuasive describe Coral Rose, a sophisticated orange that, much like Beeswax, a warm, honeyed yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales. Pair either of these piquant hues with a cool, refreshing color-wheel opposite like Regatta for a vibrant color combination that will add zest to any wardrobe.

Beeswax

Very similar to coral rose, but in a lighter shade and more sophisticated, it can be paired with regatta blue.

Regatta

“A cool, refreshing colour great for the spring season’s nautical pieces, Pantone describe regatta as being suitable for pairing with the previously mentioned coral rose and beeswax colours.”

Lavender

“Romantic, fanciful Lavender implies sensuality with its subtle hint of red undertone. Combine it with Beeswax or Coral Rose for a unique counterpoint”.

Blue Curacao

“Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations and pays homage to the 2010 Color of the Year, Turquoise. Practical consumers can continue to incorporate enticing Caribbean blues into spring by pairing Blue Curacao with warm, complementary colors like Honeysuckle or Coral Rose”.

Peapod

“Peapod, a fresh yellow-green, brings an organic element to the palette and is reminiscent of the green shoots that signify change and new beginnings traditionally found in spring”.

Silver Peony

“A cool, refreshing colour great for the spring season’s nautical pieces, Pantone describe regatta as being suitable for pairing with the previously mentioned coral rose and beeswax colours”.

Russet

“Trans-seasonal neutrals ground this season’s palette and provide a stable backdrop for all of the other colors. The so-called “nude hues” are represented in the range of ethereal Silver Peony to dramatically deep Russet”.

Silver Cloud

“Another dependable background color, Silver Cloud, is the quintessential neutral that consumers can rely on to coordinate with everything in their closet”.

Sources: Fashion Era and Fashionising

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One thought on “Pantone Fashion Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

  1. am LOVING the Blue Curacao and Regatta for Spring . . .

    AP.

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