Color Trends for Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012

Ready to think about your wardrobe for autumn and winter? Then this article will be of use for you! Here you will find the list of trendiest colors for the coming season and choose some you believe are the most flattering for you.

A real fashionista always plans her wardrobe beforehand. And while it is still three months ahead before the next fashion season designers have already supplied us with their ideas for Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012. So, why not start working on creation of impressive looks which your girlfriends will later look at enviously? My suggestion is to begin with colors. And here are all color trends for the coming season:

Pastel color trend Fall 2011

Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #1: Soft colors. It is essential to remember that in autumn and winter colors shouldn’t be as bright as they are in spring and summer. But it in no way means you have to go black, grey and brown. You can choose any color you like but make sure it is more subdued rather than flashy. Or you can opt for soft hues including lavender, cantaloupe, spindrift, or honeydew.


Missoni Fall/Winter 2011/ 2012 collection is the best demonstration of the delicate color scheme. Even pieces which are made to be androgynous look feminine in these tones.


Garments in soft colors are stylish and elegant. They look sexy without being too aggressive.


Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #2: Mood-improving bright details. If you think soft hues are dull there is another great color trend for you to choose – bright details. Add bright accessories to you look, like scarves, bags or hats, find a great-looking pair of boots, or go for one vibrant item that will become the focus of your attire. Be smart to keep the balance. Too many vivid colors in one look in summer is playful and interesting, but in winter it looks vulgar.

Keep wearing your lemon pieces (You have bought a few for Spring/ Summer 2011, right?) as this color is still hot. Or go for deeper tones.


Orange color trend is timely as well but be careful with it. Stay away from total orange look unless it is the only thing which can make you feel good. Orange is cool when you know how to make it look cool.



Magenta is very beautiful but as with orange there is quiet a fine line between looking fantastic and tasteless wearing it. Be wise.


Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #3: Burgundy. If you want color but believe orange, lemon and magenta are too much for you try burgundy. It looks good on almost anyone and adds glamour to the appearance. This color is luxurious and there is hardly a way to spoil your look with it.


Grape can be an alternative for burgundy. Burberry grape looks the best.


Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #4: Shiny colors. For special event you might want something shining. Go for it! Special events need special dressing. But keep a few rules of wearing sparkling clothing in mind to stay in style.


Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #5: Midnight blue. Midnight blue is always safe no matter where you go: office, party, shopping, etc. Play with it, experiment and surprise your friends!



Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #6: Neutral colors. These colors are always fashionable and designers seem to never get tired of creating pieces in neutral hues. It’s simple: neutrals can stay with you forever, they are versatile and can be easily combined with other pieces, both neutral or bright.


Black is the best neutral. It’s slimming, elegant and chic. No one can make a mistake by wearing black. LBD is the great example of this color’s versatility.

White plays a spectacular contrast with black as with plenty of other hues. And it looks so sweet without any other colors.


If white looks wonderful but is very unpractical in terms of wearing stone lacks the latter and celebrates the first. Accessorize your stone garments and look best in those.


Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 Color Trend #7: Prints. In Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 season prints play a significant role. They dilute the monotone scheme and leave a great field for experiment. The safest option is to combine printed items with monotone ones. However, if you are confident about your styling skills you might want to try to coordinate various patterns in one look. Betsey Johnson offers us to combine leopard and plaid. And she even mixes leopard and python.


Leopard and python prints have been trendy for many seasons in succession. And we are actually a bit too tired of these but designers believe they can stay with us for at least one more fashion period – Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012.


Plaid is classic which you can update with modern colors.


And if classic isn’t for you, you can be fond of statement prints – bold, vivid and unexpected. See how Donatella Versace used floral print in her Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collection.


The variety of trendy colors is large but there are always some you like more than others. So, just build you Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 wardrobe around these and feel the most stylish. Good luck!







  • Nice collection

  • Loved this article! It gave me some good ideas for what I can wear in the Fall/Winter. Color-wise, I always stuck with boring greys and blacks. Now I see there is so much to try. I love those mood colors, especially that magenta. That midnight blue is gorgeous. And I’m loving the idea of wearing glitter clothes. I’m definitely giving these all a try! :D

  • Great summary!!!

  • Great colors, who would have thought such a wide selection.

  • i just wanna ask how about going with burgundy and neon orange/caltaloupe garment for winter 2011?

  • I must say you really done a great job, thanks for sharing this information.

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  • Gorgeous!

  • Very beautiful Blog, very detailed and I got a lot of new and fresh ideas for my own store. Thanks!

  • Thanks for such a wonderful post. Really great job!
    Got much new fashion ideas, thanks!
    Very inspiriting!

  • This is really great!! Totally helped me see what was ‘in’ this Fall/Winter!!

  • Thanks for such a wonderful post

  • i am in love with angelo marani dress.

  • Since no 2 designers will ever have the same vision for their collections,it should be no surprise that ALL the colors are “in, again…. Now and then I like to check trend and it’s always the same stuff coming back over and over. Save yourself the trouble: whether it be new or a garment from many seasons ago, wear colors and styles that suit your body type. I assure you’ll ALWAYS be right on par with some trend. That’s what designers do anyways.

  • I really like the neckscarves/earwarmers on this website. Super cute and new. I’ve never seen these before!

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  • Love those color, can;t wait for 2012. Thanks for the tips.