Citing exotic desti­na­tions like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspi­ra­tion for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers’ need to escape everyday chal­lenges with intriguing color combi­na­tions that trans­port them to foreign lands.

The colors designers have chosen for the spring season present an inter­esting marriage of unex­pected warm and cool tones,” said Leatrice Eiseman, exec­u­tive director of the Pantone Color Insti­tute®. “By clev­erly combining comple­men­tary colors, those that are oppo­sites on the color wheel, they have created a striking inten­sity in the palette. These unique color combi­na­tions make it possible for consumers to pair existing pieces in colors tradi­tion­ally asso­ci­ated with fall, with new favorites to punch up spring­time wardrobes.” · Go to Pantone fashion color report Spring 2011 →