Fall 2011 Color Trends from the Pantone Institute

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

Colors and images in the slideshow are from Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011 (excerpts reprinted with permission). To view the full report, visit

Pantone Colors displayed here may not match Pantone identified solid color standards. Consult current Pantone for fashion and home color system publications for accurate color. Pantone and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC.

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