Thursday, February 10, 2011

Color Trends for Spring Summer 2011

I like to provide inspiration for your creative soap and candle making adventures. While these trends are set almost a year in advance, I choose to post about them when they become relevant. Now, we should have begun to make our spring and summer products, or at least think about making them. And what better inspiration then the top colors for fashion this spring and summer. This time I posted the color names and descriptions (when available) because they seem to spark some inspiration of their own.

Here are the Pantone colors for Spring/ Summer 2011:

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. PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle

Coral Rose
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. PANTONE 16-1349 Coral Rose


PANTONE 14-0941 Beeswax


PANTONE 18-4039 Regatta

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

PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender

Blue Curacao
Alluring Blue Curacao evokes thoughts of tropical destinations and pays homage to the 2010 Color of the Year, Turquoise. Practical consumers can continue to incorporate enticing Caribbean blues into spring by pairing Blue Curacao with warm, complementary colors like Honeysuckle or Coral Rose.
PANTONE 15-4825 Blue Curacao

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.

PANTONE 14-6324 Peapod

Silver Peony

PANTONE 12-1206 Silver Peony

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

Left - PANTONE 18-1235 Russet

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

Left - PANTONE 15-4502 Silver Cloud

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  1. Thanks for posting such happy and colorful spring colors. I'm inspired by the Blue Curacao, Peapod and Honeysuckle. Bring it on Spring!

  2. Gorgeous, aren't they? You picked all my favs, too.


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