Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall 2011 Fashion Colours

Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to identify the most directional colours.  Earlier this year they released the 10 most important colours of the season for women's fashion.
(Image: Pantone)
Taking cues from the great masters, sepia tones of old Hollywood, Chinese opera, cityscapes and countryside, designers are paying close attention to texture, contrast and color for fall 2011 – pairing menswear with feminine twists, warm prints with cool metals, incorporating both old and new influences, and creating an intriguing balance between colors. (Pantone)
“Designers take a painterly approach to Fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. 

A lovely mix of neutrals with bright pops of colours. This is a colour palette that I liked right away.  I can easily visualize wearing these colours (except for maybe bamboo which I think I would have a hard time pulling off). As well, I can see these colours extending right into my home.  Orchid Hush and Quarry would look lovely on a living room wall, pared with charcoal grey. Nougat, Coffee Liqueur with Deep Teal would be a stunning combination as well.

What colour do you like?


  1. Great info.

    I don't think I could pull off the left side of the palette but I do like teal and the neutrals on the right!

  2. Orchid hush is my favourite--no surprise there probably. Nougat and cedar are nice too. I really don't like bamboo--mustard tones and I are not best friends. I painted our bedroom in a colour like that years ago and had to repaint it. :)

  3. I like the left side the best as well Brigitte but I think a small burst of honeysuckle would look perfect with coffee and nougat.

  4. I knew you would like Orchid Hush! Even the name suits you!

    Me too with the mustard - pale skin and blue veins - not such a good mix!


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