Color Trends Fall 2011
Here are the Pantone Fall 2011 trending colors! These colors will set the tone for fashion, decor, home furnishings and weddings for the next year. Choose one or more of these colors for your wedding day and you’ll be right on track!
Honeysuckle – Pantone 18-2120 Honeysuckle was names color of the year for 2011. This follows Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise for 2010, and Pantone 14-0848 Mimosa for 2009. Honeysuckle exudes confidence and positivity, and would brighten any wedding day. We are going to see pink (and shades of it) make a reappearance as a major wedding color for the next few seasons. Honeysuckle would look great as a combination with navy, bright teal, gold, black or lilac.
Coffee Liqueur- Pantone 18-0930 Coffee Liqueur is a great new way to use brown. With a slight blue or purple undertone this is a great neutral to mix with cool color combination. This is also great for mixing with metallic colors and decor, and lighter shades of brown or rust for a beautiful rustic look.
Emberglow- Pantone 17-1547 Emberglow is such a fun color for fall. It can be added to navys and greys for trend setting color combinations. When I see this color I imagine it as a ribbon tied around a bouquet of white and black anemones.
Bamboo- Pantone 14-0740 Bamboo will stand up against dark bold colors such as licorice, dark gray, indigo. Not only will this color pop and make a statement it will add some energy to your day and keep guests going all night! If a dark pairing is not your thing, try combining bamboo with rust colors, corals, bright pinks and mossy greens.
Phlox- Pantone 19-2820 Phlox is rounding out the purple trend that has been around for the last year or two. I love the thought of this deep hue with the carmel color making its way back from the ’70s. You could also pair Phlox with shades of pinks and reds for a really unique statement. Purple is the color of royalty so do it up right!
Deep Teal- Pantone 19-4914 Deep Teal can create a warm and comfortable reception for your guests when added to other deep jewel tones. Think about the bold box of Crayola markers you had when you were little (or big if you are anything like me Deep purples and golds can add a regal tone to your big day. This color can also look great with dusty gray’s and slate. This is where you can add that beautiful dusty miller to your flower arrangements.
Cedar- Pantone 16-0526 Cedar is a beautiful color for a fresh and simple, natural outdoor wedding. It looks great with neutrals like ivory and black but can also stand up to bold spice hues. For a romantic look pair it with dusty pinks. Imagine cedar colored table linens with beautiful pink floral arrangements.
Quarry- Pantone 15-4305 Quarry is a great color for late fall leading into winter. Quarry would look great with different hues of purple and lavender, heathered hues like dusty rose or light coral, or light blue-greens like sea glass. For a really bold color combination pair Quarry with lipstick red which can create a really great vintage or preppy feel.
Cadet- Pantone 18-3812 Cadet is a beautiful deep slate color combining hues of gray and blue. For a really relaxed and simple day combine Cadet with other shades of blue (Quarry would look great) and a ton of ivory. Adding a pop of bright pink magenta would really liven things up.
Nougat- Pantone 16-1320 Nougat is a beautiful light brown that can stand alone with other neutrals for a classy sophisticated look. Pair it with black and ivory’s or a deep merlot for a formal black tie affair. If you are going for something a little more casual, use this color for the groom and groomsmen’s suits and add a coral or spruce tie for a beautiful, pulled together look.
Do you have any ideas for color combinations with these fall color trends?