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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Colours of Years Past


So you've probably heard already that the official colour of  2014 is Radiant Orchid.  Some of you might be asking yourselves - There is a colour of the year?  Who decides what this year's colour will be?  What were the colour of years past? When did this all happen?

The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention

Looking back on colour of years past you will see that blue has been incredibly popular in various tints of course.  We have also seen a fair share of reds and pinks.  This year's radiant orchid is a blend of those popular choices. 

For more than a decade, Pantoneā€™s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

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