In all Pantone have identified ten key colours for spring / summer 2011. They, along with their Pantone colour number, are:
Pantone says “flirtatious honeysuckle is a feel-good hue that brings a festive sense of playfulness to the [ppring 2011] colour palette. This vibrant pinkish-red for both apparel and cosmetics makes [fashionisers] feel alive, and is a perfect post-winter pick-me-up.”
“Spicy, gregarious and persuasive describe coral rose”, according to Pantone, furthering that it’s “a sophisticated orange that conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales.”
Peapod is “a fresh yellow-green that brings an organic element” to Pantone’s spring 2011 colours. They describe it as “reminiscent of the green shoots that signify change and new beginnings traditionally found in spring.”
Given the close proximity of the colour to the aforementioned coral rose, Pantone equally describe beeswax as a colour that “conjures up feelings of faraway lands and locales.” They describe beeswax as being the more sophisticated of the two colours, however. Pantone also suggest that both beeswax and coral rose can be paired regatta blue (see below).
Described by Pantone as a trans-seasonal colour suited to all of 2011, they fit silver peony amongst their ‘nude hues’ for the spring 2011 season.
Despite the fact that it’s such a deeper colour than sliver peony, russet is described by Pantone as being both another of the spring 2011 season’s trans-seasonal colours and another of the nude hues for your spring wardrobe.
A cool, refreshing colour great for the spring season’s nautical pieces, Pantone describe regatta as being suitable for pairing with the previously mentioned coral rose and beeswax colours.
“Alluring blue curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations and pays homage to turquoise. Practical [fashionisers] can continue to incorporate enticing Caribbean blues into spring by pairing blue curacao with warm, complementary colours like honeysuckle or coral rose.”
“Romantic, fanciful lavender implies sensuality with its subtle hint of red undertone. Combine it with [the season’s] beeswax or coral rose [colour trends] for a unique counterpoint.
“Another dependable background color” that Pantone fit into a similar category as silver peony and russet, “silver cloud, is the quintessential neutral that [fashionisers] can rely on to coordinate with everything in their closet.”
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