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Fall Fashion Colors  •  2011

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Fall Fashion Colors

Fashion Colors for Fall 2011

Bamboo, a surprising fall fashion colors, brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season.
Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone.
This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle.

Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air of fall.
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.

Offering a sense of continuity from spring, dynamic Honeysuckle adds a bold punctuation point to fall fashion colors.
This playful, reddish pink works with any other color in the palette, especially fall staples like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat.
To add some intensity, pair it with complementary Bamboo. Flirtatious and festive, Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – great for cosmetics and holiday soirees.

Phlox, a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is 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 extraordinary.

Evoking the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest, Cedar is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green.
It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush.

Deep Teal, a strong fall fashion color, 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.

Add stability to your wardrobes with neutrals.

Rich, decadent Coffee Liqueúr brings a sense of elegance to fall fashion colors, and is a savory 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.

For over 17 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for fall 2011.

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