So I was browsing through one of my many design magazines lately and came across Pantone's Top 10 Fashion Colors for Fall and Winter 2011. For those of you who don't know who Pantone is, here is a little history.
Pantone is the world renowned authority on color. For more than 45 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. For more info go to www.pantone.com. The Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011 is available for download at www.pantone.com/fall2011
The following colors are Pantone's top picks for 2011:
1) Bamboo-Likened to a "filtered sunset on the waning days of fall. Bamboo is a yellow with a subtle green undertone.
2) Emberglow- This "traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire"
3) Honeysuckle- Pantone's color of the year, this reddish pink works with every other color in the fall pallette.
4)Phlox- A "magical, deep purple," Phlox adds drama to the season's neutrals
5)Cedar- Drawing from nature, this tone is a "versatile, mid-tone neutral green"
6)Deep Teal- This blue-toned green "suggests ocean depths and the color of the sky as daylight descends into darkness"
7)Coffee Liqueur- Rich and elegant, this is a great alternative to basic black.
8)Nougat- This warm camel tan is a classic neutral
9)Orchid Hush- This gray tone with "undercurrents of orchid" blends well with the pallette's other colors
10)Quarry- This medium gray is a solid staple, as its name implies
You'll be seeing these colors now during spring and through to fall and winter 2011. These fabulous colors are sure to brighten any room in your home as well as in fashion. Enjoy!!