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Pantone’s color of the year — Greenery

A refreshing and revi­tal­izing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new begin­nings.
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illus­tra­tive of flour­ishing foliage and the lush­ness of the great outdoors, the forti­fying attrib­utes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and rein­vig­o­rate. · Go to Pantone’s color of the year — Greenery →

Pantone color of the year for 2016

From Print: Tighten your suspenders (or garter belts), color fans. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year (“COY”, in colorist parlance) could knock you flat for multiple reasons. In a first in COY’s 15-year history, Pantone has selected, not one shade, but two. And these two partic­ular shades are bound for fren­zied contro­versy, heated debate, and Inter­webs bashing-and-praise galore: Serenity and Rose Quartz, a gender-bending duo of pale pink and blue. · Go to Pantone color of the year for 2016 →

Painting a room with blues, or hip-hop or Mozart

From NY Times: Users of Paintlist, a new app by Dutch Boy for iPhone or Android, can either use their devices’ micro­phones to iden­tify a song they hear, as with the popular app Shazam, or select songs stored on their smart­phones. Then, as a rendering of the Dutch Boy char­acter stirs a can of paint, the app analyzes the song, and based on char­ac­ter­is­tics like tempo, suggests several color palettes. · Go to Painting a room with blues, or hip-hop or Mozart →

When reinventing your environment, color can make all the difference

From Duarte: The power of color can be witnessed in the way we respond to it. Often, we approach choosing color for our envi­ron­ment in the same way we approach choosing a signif­i­cant other. We are natu­rally drawn to specific “char­ac­ter­is­tics” of colors; we form strong bonds; we have defin­i­tive dislikes; we even fall in love. · Go to When rein­venting your envi­ron­ment, color can make all the differ­ence →

The magical tech behind paper for iPad’s color-mixing perfection

From Fast Company: In the new version of Paper released last week, you mix colors with your fingers, like it’s paint–only somehow more beau­tiful. This one magical feature burned a year of devel­op­ment time, resur­rected the work of two dead German scien­tists, and got Apple’s atten­tion. · Go to The magical tech behind paper for iPad’s color-mixing perfec­tion →

Pantone fashion color report Spring 2011

Citing exotic desti­na­tions like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspi­ra­tion for spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers’ need to escape everyday chal­lenges with intriguing color combi­na­tions that trans­port them to foreign lands.

The colors designers have chosen for the spring season present an inter­esting marriage of unex­pected warm and cool tones,” said Leatrice Eiseman, exec­u­tive director of the Pantone Color Insti­tute®. “By clev­erly combining comple­men­tary colors, those that are oppo­sites on the color wheel, they have created a striking inten­sity in the palette. These unique color combi­na­tions make it possible for consumers to pair existing pieces in colors tradi­tion­ally asso­ci­ated with fall, with new favorites to punch up spring­time wardrobes.” · Go to Pantone fashion color report Spring 2011 →