Pantone is a world-renowned authority on color. They are the “go-to” people who set color definitions and standards that span across all industries. By studying designers throughout the world in various industries, they discover trending colors that are emerging as new favorites.
Pantone is a fascinating site if you are interested in color. You can visit them here, but beware; you could spend lots of time there, LOL!!
Here is the 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid:
These are the colors from the Spring 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report:
For spring, Pantone describes the colors as “a modern twist on the traditional” because they "pair soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium."
The fall color report was just unveiled last week during the New York Fashion Week.
The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman says, “This is a season of untypical colors - more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations by the usual hues for fall”.
I think the spring colors are gorgeous, and just love Radiant Orchid. When I was in Arizona last week on vacation, I bought a paperweight for my collection that has the orchid, cayenne and orange in it. And I see some of these colors in my sewing for summer!
You can download both color reports and read about the influencers (designers) who played parts in the color selections for this year. And you can also vote for your favorite color in each palette.
So, which colors do you like?