Color Trends Spring/ Summer 2011

There are colors that inspire and brighten up our lives. There are also tones that calm and make us feel lyrical. But there are those which don’t provoke any emotions but still are interesting in their own unique way. So, what colors will be trendy during Spring/ Summer 2011? Mostly quiet and restrained, but some will add vividness and glamour, too!

color trends spring summer 2011

Orange. It’s vibrant and energetic and seems to be the most exciting color trend of Spring/ Summer 2011 fashion season.

color trends spring summer 2011

Many designers used orange in plenty in their collections. Issa, Prada and Marni used the hottest tints of orange creating the illusion of fabrics burning on skin. Max Azria and Alberta Ferretti opted for softer hues and combined those with neutral colors like black and beige making outfits more versatile.

color trends spring summer 2011

color trends spring summer 2011

White. This color abounds in almost every Spring/ Summer 2011 collection. Now not only short white dresses are in trend but also mannish white shirts, skinny white pants and maxi dresses in a variety of textures.

color trends spring summer 2011

Deep purple and bright pink. These tones aren’t among the hottest color trends of Spring/ Summer 2011 but we can’t ignore them. Designers played with deep purple, dark violet, and neon pink, and though they used these scarcely the collections became more cheerful.

color trends spring summer 2011

Christian Dior, Gucci, Prabal Gurung, Max Mara, Victoria Beckham and a few other designers opted for purples and violets to blend the generally delicate and emotionless color schemes.

color trends spring summer 2011

Light grey and stone. While grey and stone tints may be considered dull and boring they look incredibly good in combinations with other tones. You can do this or try a total grey look with a couple of pretty accessories.

color trends spring summer 2011

Lemon. Lemon in all its possible variations looks great. From very pale to saturated, lemon color was represented in Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, Monique Lhuillier, Mary Katrantzou, Nina Ricci and many other collections.

color trends spring summer 2011

Black. Every season I write that black is the trend, and I’m sure I’ll do it again and again. Black is elegant and slimming, and these are the characteristics we love it for.

Blue color trend Spring 2011

Blue and navy. Blue is a fantastic color in terms of using it in clothing. Garments of this tone become universal pieces as it is easily teamed up with other tones and prints. While Prada opted for electric blue, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein and Vivienne Westwood used more subdued tints. And Diane von Furstenberg played with different tones of blue.

Light green color trend Spring 2011

Light green. Burberry Prorsum offered us this color, but there were examples of using it in Sass & Bide, Alberta Ferretti and other collections. Like it or not, but it is a Spring/ Summer 2011 trend.

Prints are going to be very trendy in Spring/ Summer 2011.

color trends spring summer 2011

Floral prints. (Know all about floral print trend of Spring/ Summer 2011) Everyone from a fashion expert to an ordinary observer noticed that floral prints were becoming a new hot trend. Alberta Ferretti used huge flower patterns to decorate her dresses, Christian Siriano preferred to use blurred and indistinct floral prints, Dolce & Gabbana had florettes in lace while Marc Jacobs used the motif to create belts and headwear.

color trends spring summer 2011

color trends spring summer 2011

Stripes. Stripes weren’t as popular as floral prints, but we see them in many designer collections. In L.A.M.B. stripes are huge and multicolored, Paul Smith used pinstripes, and Prada experimented with black and blue, and orange and black.

color trends spring summer 2011

Polka dots are interesting this season. Tiny dots come printed on dresses and shirts, and huge dots look beautiful on gowns.

As you see the color palette for Spring/ Summer 2011 isn’t much diverse but there are interesting hues to experiment with!


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