The ‘Pantone Color Institute’ is a world leader in the world of colour and provides colour trend forecasting and colour insights for bother the Fashion and Interiors sectors. On the 16th August Pantone introduced 210 new colours for the Fashion, Home and Interior Design Markets.
The last time there was an addition was almost three years ago. When comparing the last addition to the new additions, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “The difference this time from last time is the idea of healthy colors. It speaks to food and how you cook, what you are using, as well as more of the exotica, such as colors that people are understanding better now, like the orange family,” Eisemen said.
From Pantone Color Institute
Eiseman, said, “There’s a certain exoticness [with orange] and many other cultures are now embracing the shades of orange. More are appearing on the horizon and people are intrigued. We have dragon fire, exotic orange, aura orange and, what you could cook with, mango mohito,”
The additions bring the total number to 2,310 in its colour system. One of the new colours is pantone 12-0960 TCX Mango Mojito seen on the chair below to the far right.
Eiseman also said there’s been interest in the idea of being healthy, hence the addition of shades within the pink family. “Looking healthy is very important in today’s society. We now have names like love potion and pink peacock. At the opposite end of the pink [spectrum] are the brights and playful [shades]. We added those colors that we think best demonstrate those feelings,” she said.
Thankfully Pantone Color Institute have also added a significant number of blue colours to their extensive colour system.
“We have made a number of additions to the blue family, such as the ethereal and vacation destination blues. If you look at the names, they suggest a calm feeling. Ibiza blue, island paradise, zen blue and blue horizon — these are colors that speak to that need for relaxing and serenity.…Our job is to drill down and take it one step further to fill the needs of the emotions they express,” Eiseman said.
Below shows Model, front, in new PANTONE colour 16-4033 TCX Granada Sky
This trend driven colour range expansion features the most sought after hues for today and tomorrow. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to working with these colours in the Interiors Sector.
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