Sunday, January 06, 2008

Pantone's color of the year

Pantone's color of the year is: From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home products," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic. Look for it artfully combined with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays."

We had a discussion last night at Archivers ( I actually scrapped) about color and how Pantone influences all the things by these color recomendations. The lady next to me had christmas cards and then purchased paper to make christmas layouts in her scrapbook, and as the night progressed kept exclaiming on how the cards were so much in the family of the papers she had purchased.... well you see Pantone has influenced that too I explined this too her and we had a laugh about it.

So the colorology is still the number one hit for my silly little web log ah but lots of folks google it and not one leaves a comment. Well at least my stats are steady. Got to love color and color theory.

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