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Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011

Pantone, the world authority on color, announced their color picks for this Fall in their annual Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall of 2011. We're so excited to share this exciting color report with you! It kind of feels like Christmas morning for me every time one of these reports come out! A lot of you have asked me how I feel about the choices for this Fall? And I have to say, I truly am in love with the choices!

Bamboo, a surprising Fall hue, brings a fun, warm, exotic flavor to the season. Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of Fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone. This dappled shade pairs dramatically with several of the top 10, including Phlox, Teal and Honeysuckle. Or why not pair Bamboo with the simplicity of white as shown below. Such a pretty palette for a Fall wedding!
Bamboo + White
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Evoking the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest, Cedar is a versatile, mid-tone neutral green. It is a natural with Deep Teal, and sophisticated and timeless with Phlox or Orchid Hush. Here we're showing Cedar here paired with a creamy ivory for a neutral. Love this romantic look for a Fall wedding.
Cedar + Ivory
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Radiant Emberglow, a traditional autumnal tone, emanates the warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air of Fall. Combine Emberglow, with Coffee Liqueúr for a classic look, or with Honeysuckle for something a bit more retro. Wear a pair of heels or a carry a clutch in Emberglow, or perhaps dress your groomsmen in Emberglow neckties. Below we have Emberglow paired with gold tones! Love how elegant Emberglow can be!
Emberglow with Gold Tones
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Rich, decadent Coffee Liqueúr brings a sense of elegance to Fall, and is a savory alternative to basic black. A deliciously warm camel tan, Nougat is tastefully embellished by Phlox, Emberglow or Honeysuckle. Or why not blend Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat for an overall natural look? Such a perfect neutral for a Fall wedding.
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Offering a sense of continuity from spring, dynamic Honeysuckle adds a bold punctuation point. This playful, reddish pink works with any other color in the palette, especially Fall colors like Coffee Liqueúr and Nougat. Flirtatious and festive, Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow – a great color for weddings! Definitely a color that you can use year round.
Honeysuckle with Coffee Liqueúr
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Phlox, a magical, deep purple with a hint of mystery, is an outstanding statement when used on its own. Add Phlox to this season's neutrals to create a bit of drama, or combine it with Cedar, or Deep Teal for something extraordinary. To add even more excitement, pair Phlox with Honeysuckle or Bamboo against a Cedar background – a combination inspired by Mother Nature. Or why not pair it with or Coffee Liqueúr & Nougat while accenting with deep blues as seen below? Quarry, a reliable medium gray, with blue undertones remains, as always, a practical, dependable hue.
Phlox with Coffee Liqueúr, Nougat & Quarry
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Deep Teal, a strong, blue-toned green, suggests ocean depths and the color of the sky as daylight descends into darkness. We love Deep Teal paired with Coffee Liqueúr, Nougat and deep orange accents. So many fun ways you can use Deep Teal in a Fall wedding!


Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex blue undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette, especially Coffee Liqueúr. We love how this color palette feels for a Fall wedding, do you?
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So there you have it, the 2011 picks for Fall! We love these colors! What do you think? Are you liking these picks? Which color is your favorite? We are definitely really loving how versatile these colors are. So many ways to incorporate them into a Fall wedding.

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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