I was pretty happy with the announcement of Living Coral as the PANTONE Institute’s Color or the Year, considering I own numerous sweaters, two wing-back chairs, a laundry hamper and a vintage stereo in this particular, fun shade of pinkish-orange.
Please enjoy a selection of artworks that successfully include this beautiful color.
“We’re in a complex time; this is a complex color.”
- Lee Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
With their announcement, Pantone explains: "[Ultra Violet] is a very provocative shade, but it’s also a thoughtful color–it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron,” Eiseman says. “This is the kind of color attached, historically, to originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. These are the elements we need to create a meaningful future. Inventiveness and imagination is something we seek in our personal lives and business worlds. People are looking for that ‘magic bullet,’ and this shade is the perfect shade to lead right into it . . . It’s intriguing, fascinating, and magical.”
Please enjoy 20 images inspired by the color Ultra Violet...
"Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for during a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose."
- Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Executive Director
We would like to extend our excitement for a fresh, new year to all of you. Please enjoy the slideshow below which was inspired by PANTONE's selection of a very "refreshing, revitalizing" shade of Green. 2017, we are so glad you are here.
"Colors this [year] transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette."
For the first time since it's Color of the Year nominations started (inaugural year was 2000), PANTONE, the accepted authority on international color standards, has chosen not one, but two colors for 2016.
While not to discredit Serenity, I was especially delighted to see Rose Quartz as the choice for this year. I like the color because it is feminine, modern, romantic and clean. These are all qualities I seek out in design, especially where there can be a culmination of all of these qualities in one project.
I like clean, crisp spaces that also have a lived-in appeal. I love seeing the sharp line of a ceiling beam behind organic plant leaves. I love a crisply made bed in front of rustic wooden boards. Rose Quartz can be the organic in that picture of the modern.
Not to mention it's retro appeal...
Said to relieve stress and to calm the energy around us, the Rose Quartz color is in perfect tandem with the periwinkle blue that PANTONE has dubbed for us as Serenity. Can the visual effects of these colors lull us to an improved emotional state? Can these colors open us to greater tolerance and compassion towards ourselves and others?
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