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,“ said Leatrice Eiseman, exec­u­tive director of the Pantone Color Insti­tute®. “Much like a painter’s master­piece, there is a certain romance to this season’s palette.“

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.

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Fall 2011

Women’s fashion Women’s fashion Women’s fashion Women’s fashion

Bamboo
C12 M12 Y86 K1
GOE 1–3-3
#d1af4c
Pantone 14–0740

Ember­glow
C0 M71 Y62 K0
GOE 21–1-2
#ea6659
Pantone 17–1547

Honey­suckle
C4 M75 Y24 K0
GOE 26–2-4
#d84f70
Pantone 18–2120

Phlox
C65 M96 Y21 K13
GOE 35–1-6
#682d5b
Pantone 19–2820
Cedar
C41 M27 Y68 K5
GOE 152–1-3
#918e63
Pantone 16–0526

Deep Teal
C94 M43 Y46 K49
GOE 93–2-6
#164449
Pantone 19–4914

Coffee Liqueur
C51 M60 Y72 K28
GOE 155–1-4
#6b513a
Pantone 18–0930
Nougat
C23 M29 Y45 K0
GOE 148–1-1
#b59984
Pantone 16–1320
Orchid Hush
C15 M13 Y3 K0
GOE 51–4-1
#cec1d1
Pantone 13–3805
Quarry
C45 M22 Y24 K0
GOE 82–3-1
#99a0a5
Pantone 15–4305
   

Spring 2011

Women’s fashion Women’s fashion Women’s fashion Women’s fashion

Honey­suckle
C4 M75 Y24 K0
GOE 26–2-4
#d84f70
Pantone 18–2120

Russet
C44 M67 Y76 K9
GOE 21–4-3
#83534f
Pantone 18–1235

Coral Rose
C0 M63 Y86 K0
GOE 19–1-4
#f2774c
Pantone 16–1349

Regatta
C73 M28 Y0 K0
GOE 83–1-3
#477ab7
Pantone 18–4039
Peapod
C56 M0 Y51 K0
GOE 124–1-2
#82af84
Pantone 14–6324

Blue Curacao
C63 M0 Y22 K0
GOE 96–1-3
#33bfcc
Pantone 15–4825

Beeswax
C0 M30 Y78 K0
GOE #9–1-3
#eaab51
Pantone 14–0941
Lavender
C33 M32 Y0 K0
GOE 56–1-2
#afa3ce
Pantone 15–3817
Silver Peony
C3 M13 Y15 K0
GOE 13–4-1
#e8cee6
Pantone 12–1206
Silver Cloud
C25 M19 Y23 K0
GOE 158–1-1
#bfb7af
Pantone 15–4502