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PANTONE Color Articles

Pantone Color Institute is excited to announce the creation of “Love Symbol #2”
Pantone Color Institute
14 August 2017

Created in honor of international icon, Prince, “Love Symbol #2” is a distinctive blue based purple hue inspired by Prince’s custom-made Yamaha purple piano which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. Read full article >

A Brighter DayA Brighter Day
Pantone Color Institute
10 July 2017

The explosion of super bright shades which we saw for Spring/Summer 2017, continue to pack a color punch into the Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 season. Read full article >

Harvesting Waste - A Contrasting Color Mix of Brights and Softer Hues Celebrates a New Design AestheticHarvesting Waste - A Contrasting Color Mix of Brights and Softer Hues Celebrates a New Design Aesthetic
Pantone Color Institute
20 June 2017

Appreciating the finite nature of our global resources, consumers and designers alike are growing increasingly aware of our personal impact and demonstrating new values around consumption. Read full article >

Far-Fetched Distant Influences Come Together in Unpredictable Ways for Home Furnishings 2018Far-Fetched – Distant Influences Come Together in Unpredictable Ways for Home Furnishings 2018
Pantone Color Institute
14 June 2017

A reflection of our increasingly connected culturally diverse world, Far-Fetched is a palette of colors that celebrates the creativity and originality of the commingling of different materials and design influences in a single space. Read full article >

Engineering Nature – Shades of Green Proliferate as We Bring the Outside In and Reconnect with NatureEngineering Nature – Shades of Green Proliferate as We Bring the Outside In and Reconnect with Nature
Pantone Color Institute
17 May 2017

As humans we have an inherent connection to the natural world. Research has shown that our health, both physical and psychological, is greatly improved by exposure to nature, Read full article >

Orange – Radiant and Fun LovingOrange – Radiant and Fun Loving
Pantone Color Institute
19 April 2017

Taking its heat from two radiant sources, red and yellow, orange is perceived as the hottest of all shades. Read full article >

Grey – Quietly AssuringGrey – Quietly Assuring
Pantone Color Institute
09 February 2017

Classic, composed and enduring yet at the same time full of mystery and allure, we think of the greys as a color family that is glamourous and practical at the same time. Read full article >

PANTONE Black Color ArticleBlack – Sleek and Sophisticated
Pantone Color Institute
11 May 2016

From sinister and eerie to sleek and sophisticated, black is the only color that has the ability to arouse and stir up from within such a wide variety of feelings. A psychological force in the world of color and design, no matter your feelings about this dramatic shade range, it is undeniably a presence that cannot be ignored. Read full article >

Go behind-the-scenes at PANTONEGo behind-the-scenes at PANTONE
20 April 2016

Ever wonder how Pantone decides which colors to add to our books? Do you wish you could see how the iconic guides and chip books are made? take a peek inside PANTONE's NEW color development. Watch the Video >

PANTONE Green Color ArticleGreen - Nature’s Neutral
Pantone Color Institute
11 March 2016

The human eye literally sees more green than any other color. The hue of foliage, grass, and growing plants; bountiful trees, lush meadows and clinging vines; the shade of forests and jungles; elves and leprechauns; the product of the Irish patriot and St. Patrick’s Day; with a multitude of greens so plentiful in the surrounding world, there are many moods the green family can convey. Read full article >

PANTONE Pink Color ArticlePink - Tempering Passion with Purity
Pantone Color Institute
11 March 2016

Tempering passion with purity, the lighter, most gentle, blissful and acquiescent of the red family elicits an aura of innocent romance. A pleasing and most welcoming color group, those who display an optimistic outlook are said to look at the world through “rose-tinted glasses”, while people whose face has a rosy glow, are often thought to look healthier. Read full article >

PANTONE Color of the Year ArticleRose Quartz and Serenity Embody the Tranquility and Inner Peace Consumers Yearn For
Pantone Color Institute
22 December 2015

We have been selecting a Pantone Color of the Year since 1999. For our team at the Pantone Color Institute, the process we go through to arrive at this selection requires thoughtful consideration and analysis. Read full article >

PANTONE Red Color ArticleRed - Feel the Excitement
Pantone Color Institute
3 November 2015

Throughout history, red has signaled excitement, dynamism and heat. The color of life and the color of danger, the color of romance and the color of excitement, red elicits the strongest of emotions in every culture. Red is the highest arc of the rainbow, the longest wavelength of color and is believed to be the first color that a baby sees. Just as a child is drawn to candy, we are irresistibly drawn to red; a physiological attraction that is beyond our control. Advancing forward in our line of vision, it is the never-to-be-ignored hue that instantly commands our attention from early infancy on. Read full article >

PANTONE Blue Color ArticleBlue - The Color of Constancy
Pantone Color Institute
3 November 2015

From the quiet cool of the azure sky above to the thought-provoking inky blues of the ocean depths below, the blues are a color range of infinite possibilities. The most dominant color in our natural habitat, blues are the most globally accepted color range. With most connections to blue derived from a non-turbulent sea and sky, the human mind embraces the concept of blue as tranquil and constant, translating this color range into a symbolic image of dependability and trust. Read full article >

PANTONE Purple Color ArticlePurple - The Rainbow’s Most Complex Color
Pantone Color Institute
1 September 2015

The purple family – the most enigmatic of all shades – is a combination of the excitement of red and the tranquility of blue. In this marriage of two diametrically opposed emotions, a critical balancing act always exists. The redder the purple, the hotter and more passionate, while the blue-based purples are more contemplative. As the rainbow’s most complex color, it is no wonder that those who prefer the uniqueness inherent in this extraordinary hue in all of its different tones and tints tend toward being highly creative and relish the idea of not conforming. Read full article >

PANTONE White Color ArticleThe Quiet Language of White
Pantone Color Institute
1 September 2015

White. The Purest of the pure. Billowing clouds. The white dove of peace and freedom, white is a conciliatory color. Unsullied, divine, pristine, traditionally the color of clothing for babies and brides, there is an innocence, delicacy and simplicity to white. A color that also speaks to modernity and contemporary design, white represents new beginnings and our ability to start anew on a blank slate. White light contains all colors so that we think of white as the complete presence of light. True whites are rarely found in nature. Read full article >