Pantone - Color of the Year 2019

Pantone – Color of the Year 2019

For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design. The Pantone Institute is basically a “think tank” that studies the emotions and psychology of color.  Each year, the experts at the institute search the world over to find new inspiration to influence their choice. While, the institute does not make any of the products, all of these industries jump on the bandwagon each year with new product lines when the new color is announced.

The color of the year for 2019 is Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral.  Warm, comforting, joyful, optimistic, and playful are words that the Pantone Institute has used to describe Living Coral. Somehow it is vibrant, yet mellow.  

Whether you would like to paint the whole room in this bold color or just add a smaller pop of color, these are just a few examples of the many options that are available.

Photo Credits

Living Color –www.pantone.com

Tommy Bahama Home Chest –www.perigold.com

Pop Color Modern Ceramic Table Lamp -www.shadesoflight.com

Granger Rug – www.wayfair.com

And, Finally, Pantone!

 The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service that forecasts global color trends. After numerous announcements from many paint companies, several weeks ago Pantone finally announced their eagerly anticipated choice for their Color of the Year 2018!  They chose Ultra Violet, a super-bright purple which Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Institute, says "communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking."  This year's color was not chosen because it is regal, though it does resemble a shade that has historically been considered to be majestic.

As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. While it is clearly dramatic and provocative, it is a difficult color with which to decorate, and there have been many diverse opinions expressed about this choice.

Would we choose this color in our designs?  It would certainly depend upon the client and how they feel about it. So, because it mixes well with grays, soft shades of green, and other neutrals, we would love to use it as an accent - perhaps, a soft mohair throw or a few pillows.  Ultra Violet can be softened with other shades in the same family such as mauve or lilac.  It could be pretty and feminine in a young girl's room when used in this way. What do you think of this shade?  We would love to hear your opinion.  But, just remember - no matter what our opinions may be, we will be seeing Ultra Violet everywhere in home design as well as in fashion this year.

Photo Credits:

www.apartmenttherapy.com - This purple upholstered bed certainly does pop!

www.housebeautiful.com - This living room has a lot of purple, but it is pretty and tasteful.

www.the penneyhoarder - Touches of purple in this mostly white teen room is a conservative way to use this color.

www.pantone.com - Paint chip

 

Pantone - Color of the Year 2017

We have to admit that we were wrong with our pick of Kale for the new color of the year.

On December 8, Pantone announced that the color of the year is Greenery, “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that is symbolic of new beginnings.”  Although Kale was definitely among the contenders based on trends from Fashion Week, Greenery was the winning color. 

As Pantone noted in their release, “every color of the year is a reflection of society – a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture……….. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute believes that this color represents our desire to rejuvenate and revitalize.”  After a tumultuous 2016, putting Greenery on your body, around your house, or on your desk can be a symbolic way to relieve stress. It is the color of hopefulness.

It is not our favorite or one that we will recommend often, but, it will probably be a popular choice this year!

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Photo - Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute

Color of the Year 2017

Well, it is that time of year again!  All of the major paint companies have recently announced their selections for the color of the year. This year, purples, grays, and taupes reign supreme.

PPG Paints has selected Violet Verbena, a grayish shade of violet, while Olympic Paints color of the year is Cloudberry, a soft violet that is somewhat paler than Violet Verbena, and Glidden’s Byzantine Blue is really another shade of purple which is peaceful, yet playful.

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Sherwin-Williams has gone in another direction with Poised Taupe, a neutral which is both cool and warm with its mix of gray and brown. Benjamin Moore calls its color of the year Shadow, a shade that is dark, dramatic and elegant.

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Pantone, the company that considers itself the authority on colors in consumer trends, will not announce their color for 2017 until December.  In the meantime, they have released the top ten colors for spring, 2017, to coincide with New York Fashion Week and other fashion weeks around the world.   The list is quite subdued with muted and earthy tones such as Kale and Hazelnut predominating along with pops of brighter color such as Primrose Yellow.  So…. We will have to wait and see, but we are trying to be healthy and going with Kale.

 

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