Color Me Barbra: The Pantone Hotel Is (Insert Colorful Pun)

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As a former graphic designer, the Pantone Color Matching System –or as we always called it, PMS– was part of my daily life for years. But it was always an insider-y sort of industry thing. But in the last 10-15 years, Pantone has taken branding to new levels to produce paint, products and now a hotel experience in Brussels. The Pantone Hotel, ... See the Rest

Pantone Announces the 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

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2013, of course, was the year of Emerald, and it's just been glorious, hasn't it? Who doesn't look good in emerald? I have a little emerald tux that I wore and wore and wore and OH! how happy I was for a time. This year, however, the PTB at Pantone have named Radiant Orchid ("an enchanting harmony of fuchsia purple and pink undertones") as THE ... See the Rest

We Can’t Think What to Call This Post

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Your Pantone Breakfast

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Pantone bacon 'n' eggs are always eggsactly the right color. ... See the Rest

Swatch What You Eat

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How cool is this? Albert Crudo writes: "PantonePairings is an InstaGram-based art project that presents popular food combinations in the form of Pantone-style color swatches. Launched by Minneapolis-based illustrator and designer David Schwen, the color swatch project was apparently a happy accident that came out of an attempt to remix common ... See the Rest

What’s Your Color Forecast?

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Pantone’s Top Colors for Fall

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Of course we all know that emerald is THE color of fall, but now Pantone has announced that lichen is going to be HUUUUUUUUGE as well. Not sure how I feel about that. I had a lot moss-colored suits back in the monochromatic madness of the '90s, when we were all trying to look like Regis Philbin on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Remember that? ... See the Rest

Pantone Announces the 2013 Color of the Year

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Ah, 17-5641, a fabulous choice! Emerald! "Lively. Radiant. Lush," says their their press release. "A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well being, balance, and harmony." Yes, yes. Indeed. And lucky, too! I just bought an emerald tuxedo from the design collective Los Vladimirovitch that I cannot wait to bust out now. Fenton ... See the Rest