Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pantone Color(s) Of The Year

This year is the first time that Pantone set the Color Of The Year as two different colors.  They are "Rose Quartz" and "Serenity"  which is baby or light pink and baby or sky blue. 

Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2016 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY 
So who is Pantone and why should I care about The Color Of The Year?
The Pantone Color Institute provides color trend forecasting, brand color development supported by brand color stories, and product palette development. We help companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products to gain a competitive edge.
 Fashion designers in decor and clothing pay a lot of attention to the Pantone Color of the Year.  The fashion trends tend to follow these colors--some years more than others.  You may see a lot of pink or sky blue in clothing stores.  I like to know what is forecast.  If it is a color that I like then I know to buy basic styles in these colors to use for years to come.  

Real Rose Quartz Gemstones
The one time I noticed it was in Monterey, CA  the year of the color Tangerine Tango which is a really bright orange.  The dress shop was ablaze with orange, which is not usually a popular color. The year it was Emerald, I searched all over for green tops and it was hard to find, at least in Utah.  It didn't catch on.  I wanted to renew my St. Patrick's Day wardrobe that year, but it was just not happening here.

Some of my lighter pink and blue beads.

Pantone is the Great and Powerful OZ from the movie version of "The Wiz."  They dictate what color will be fashionable each year.   "The color is Red." "Wouldn't be caught dead in Red"  "Gold is Gold."   If you grew up in our house you knew "The Wiz" by heart ("Not the flying monkeys!) just as much as "Goonies, Super Girl or Princess Bride".   

So.  (my 9th grade English teacher would roll over in her grave if I started a sentence with So)----  So, I am looking forward to these colors.  Pastels are my colors.  I look great in pink, especially if I have a slight sunburn.  I like sky blue but not so much because it is a cool color.  I look better in warm colors.  It is my year.  Let's hear it for the Type 1 person.  Hurrah! 

Check out studio5.ksl.com under the tab "misc" on January 4th and 5th for some suggestions for matching to other colors--charcoal, camel, black, grey and cream.



1 comment:

  1. Pretty beads! Love your arrangements of them,too!