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 color to see and be seen in. Trend forecasters are predicting this saucy mauve will be popping up in fashion, cosmetics, textiles, graphic design, product packaging, and interiors, and will be all but inescapable. Frankly, I don’t think my complexion had handle it. What do you think? Do you like it? (via Washington Post)
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Pantone bacon ‘n’ eggs are always eggsactly the right color.
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 household object pairings.” Prints coming soon!
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? Blergh. I’m not ready to go back. Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman said, “If you ever walked in the forest or the woods in the fall when the leaves have fallen, there is such a gorgeous mélange of color. This palette reflects those wonderful fall colors but at the same time there are colors that bring a certain sturdiness and structure.” (Says Miranda Priestly: “Forest shades for fall? Groundbreaking.”) Also rounding out the list is Açai (a deep purple), Mykonos Blue (a shade reminiscent of the sea near the Greek island), Turbulence (a deep slate gray), Samba (a fiery red), Carafe (a brown that falls somewhere between coffee and chocolate), Koi (a bold orange the same color as the fish), and Vivacious (think GLAMOUR pink!). (via WWD)
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 says he took the Pantone Color of the Year webinar to “learn more about this multifaceted hue and it’s many applications in fashion, beauty, design, and decor.” We’ll have to wait for a podcast to hear what he’s discovered, but already, I’m thinking EMERALD EYESHADOW AND LIPSTICK! EMERALD CLOAKS AND BAGS AND SHOE CLIPS! EMERALD-COLORED CANAPÉS SERVED WITH COCKTAILS! MIDORI COCKTAILS SERVED WITH DINNER! AND LOTS AND LOTS OF BROCCOLI! Oh, what a year we’ll have! And what a year Angelina Jolie is going to have! (You know how she adores her emeralds!)
From Jezebel: “Brazilian artist Angelica Dass is attempting to catalog the entire range of human skin tones — to create what she calls a ‘chromatic inventory’ of all humankind. Her infinite project, titled ‘HUMANAE,’ involves photographing a subject, taking an 11×11 pixel ‘sample’ of that person’s skin from the resulting image, and matching it to one of the thousands of colors in Pantone’s international color database.” Check them all out at HUMANAE.