What's Up Wednesday — Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year is Not a Color...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Good morning lovlies.  As you can probably guess by the name of my blog (Cynthia's Colorful Mess) that I lve, lve, lve color. In keeping with that lve of color my post for What's Up Wednesday is going to be about Pantone's color of the year.  


It is actually a blend of two colors,  Rose Quartz(PANTONE 13-1520), a light pink and Serenity (PANTONE 15-3919), a light blue.
Pantone is the worldwide standard for matching colors via their numbered color system. How does Pantone pick THE color that will heavily influence fashion spreads, music videos, interior design, beauty and even graphic design? Read here to learn more about their selection process.
About the PANTONE Colour of the Year
The Colour of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s colour experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles
, playstyles and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures and effects that impact colour, relevant social media platforms and even up-coming sporting events that capture worldwide attention. For 16 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.
To get further information on the PANTONE Colors of the Year 2016 please go to Pantone.

Source: Pantone

   The naming of two colors at once in 2106 was a first for Pantone.  Following is a headline from Pantone.com:

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Tell me what you think of Pantone's color(s) of the year.



















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