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 →