Showing posts with label Pantone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pantone. Show all posts

Jan 5, 2018


Pantone is the self-proclaimed global color authority. It has released its 2018 color of the year. The color is Ultra Violet 18-3838, a dark blue violet, halfway between cobalt and periwinkle. I do not understand why they cannot just call it purple.

Jan 9, 2015

2015 Pantone Color

Marsala is the new color and, according to Pantone, Marsala enriches our mind, body, and soul, exuding confidence and stability. The color is a dusky burgundy that draws its name and its shade from the earthy Marsala wines of Italy. Its deep, reddish tones are reminiscent of cranberries, cackling fires, and comfortable sweaters of the winter season.

Dec 27, 2013

Pantone 2014

It is that time of year when Pantone decides for us what color we will wear, paint our rooms, buy curtains, add tiles, etc. The color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, officially PANTONE 18-3224.

Pantone Color Institute says it is "An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm." Isn't that special.

Jan 15, 2013

Pantone Colors 2013

Pantone has chosen Monaco Blue as the top fashion color for spring 2013.

Other shades listed on the Fashion Color Report include: Emerald, Dusk Blue, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, Linen, Poppy Red, Nectarine, African Violet and Grayed Jade.

Jan 10, 2012

Color of the Year

OK, here it is, Pantone's color of the year for 2012, Tangerine Tango.

Look for all sorts of things in this color, from napkins to women's clothes, to whole rooms. Looks like Pantone has been visiting too many fast food joints.

Dec 31, 2009

Color of the Year 2010

Turquoise. Pantone has announced their selection for Color of the Year for 2010, and the winner is Turquoise. Turqouise, according to the color mavens, "evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of well being.”

Real turquoise (the mineral) was treasured in antiquity for "natural protection against the powers of darkness" and derives its name from the custom of the Turks to wear one in their turbans to ward off the "evil eye".

The Color of the Year for 2009 was "Mimosa".