Many of you may be familiar with the name Pantone in association with color for designers. "In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone's founder, created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE® MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format." (http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=19295&ca=10) Pantone has become the industry standard in color matching for artists and designers of all kinds.
Pantone also surveys leading fashion industry experts in order to determine the top inspiration color trends for each season and each new year. From this information they develop their Pantone color forecast chart with standardized hues that can be reproduced by professionals in graphic arts, architecture and home furnishings, paint manufacturers, fashion marketing, and industrial design. According to Pantone's market research, the 2011 color of the year is "honeysuckle," a vibrant reddish pink. Honeysuckle is described as "encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life." (http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20821&ca=4)
|From the Pantone website|
by JN Originals
Waiting Cat - Original Mixed Media
Hand Designed Silk Scarf
by Mystic Silks
"Coral Rose" is said to be a sophisticated shade of orange that takes its inspiration from African, Indian and Asian influences.
Shades of Spring Original Watercolor
Orange Sunflower Earrings
"Peapod" is a fresh, medium green tone meant to evoke thoughts of travel and adventure.
Bulgarian Sunflower Bracelet
Painting: Cute Chicks Series - Violet Green Swallow
by Backroom Treasures
"Beeswax" is a modernized ochre or golden tone which is cheerful and playful.
Amber Colored Glass Hearts Earrings
by Fantasy Creations 1
Fused Glass Small Amber Sushi Plates (Set of 2)
from Designs by Christine