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Color forecast for Spring 2011!

One of my favorite websites for color trends is Pantone (  They are THE authority for color information.  For Spring 2011, based on the spring shows seen at NY fashion week last September, Pantone has put together a great palette that is sure to have a shade that appeals to all of us!  I love the combination of brights, like Honeysuckle, paired with neutrals like silver cloud and silver peony.  See what fun combinations appeal to you… 

Here’s what Pantone has to say:

Flirtatious Honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive sense of playfulness to this season’s palette. This vibrant pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes consumers feel alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up.

Spicy, gregarious and persuasive describe Coral Rose, a sophisticated orange that, much like Beeswax, a warm, honeyed yellow, conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales. Pair either of these piquant hues with a cool, refreshing color-wheel opposite like Regatta for a vibrant color combination that will add zest to any wardrobe.Romantic, fanciful

Lavender implies sensuality with its subtle hint of red undertone. Combine it with Beeswax or Coral Rose for a unique counterpoint.

Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations and pays homage to the 2010 Color of the Year, Turquoise.

Peapod, a fresh yellow-green, brings an organic element to the palette and is reminiscent of the green shoots that signify change and new beginnings traditionally found in spring.

Trans-seasonal neutrals ground this season’s palette and provide a stable backdrop for all the other colors. The so-called “nude hues” are represented in the range of ethereal Silver Peony to dramatically deep Russet.

Another dependable background color, Silver Cloud, is the quintessential neutral that consumers can rely on to coordinate with everything in their closet.

For a full trend report on Spring 2011 key colors go to:

Click on the Spring 2011 icon and you can download the PDF.   Have fun and let me know what combinations are working for you!

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