color matching

We love working with clients remotely, it’s the digital age after all. One area that can get a bit tricky is color matching. Why? (and) What does that mean? Basically, getting the color you’re envisioning to print out, or match, your example image, swatch, or idea. One way to do this is with Pantone Color Systems. The only downfall is you really need to have the physical books. Here’s why: We visited their website and utilized the handy “Find a Pantone” Tool. This snapshot is what we could see on our screen versus the physical Living Coral page from our Pantone book. See the difference?Read More →

Do you think the choice of Pantone color Greenery was a subtle nod to our hope that 2017 would be better than 2016?  After all, “The Grass is Always Greener.”  Despite where you feel we’re heading for this year, the color of the year is as cheery as Kermit. To embrace the shade our textile designers had a little fun with our print library. The cool shade of green is playing nicely with shades of aqua and navy blues.  We even through in some gray to further neutralize the color.  From ditsy florals to more laid back conversationals, greenery is accenting these prints very well.Read More →

  It’s officially winter! That means that spring is right around the corner and we are all in a blitz to solidify our designs, fabrics, patterns, and (hopefully) getting our designs out for production. Spring 2015 emphasizes on the softer and cooler side of the color spectrum by casting bold colors as a supportive role, accenting Pantone’s® picks for SS15. Read More →

How does Pantone select the color of the year? Since 1999, the “global authority on color and provider of professional color standards,” Pantone, has held a press release selecting a color to represent the following year. It is a process consisting of secret meetings, industry experts, and conceptual show and tell. Each year a collaboration of colorists and consulting companies from around the world are selected to take part in the meetings that will be deciding the color of the year. An organized theme is created that is representative of what the coming year might represent such as growth and renewal or in the case ofRead More →

Part of the upcoming year’s palette of a thoughtful, artistic colors, 2014’s shade of choice is radiant orchid. In a news release late last week, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.” This illuminating color has already been incorporated in the spring 2014 runway shows of Juicy Couture, Yoana Baraschi, and recent up and comer Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan. Radiant Orchid pairs well with 2014’s chosen neutrals of PalomaRead More →