Pantone Colour of the Year

Something new to me

I should have known. I really should have known, and publicly admitting that I didn’t is a bit odd really, but I’m going to anyway. I have only just found out that Pantone declare a Colour of the Year. It’s a great idea and I don’t quite know how they arrive at their decision. I’m also not entirely sure of the choice of colour for this year – Emerald Green – and there seems to be a bit of a similar debate out there in the comments I saw. I also then did the obvious next step and looked back at their previous choices, something which dates back to 2000 – 14 colour awards I never knew about.

For what little my humble opinion counts or concerns Pantone, I can’t help noticing a leaning towards turquoise colours and red/oranges. I was slightly underwhelmed by the collection of colours, when you think of the amazing range of colours in a Pantone book. Maybe it is more that they just don’t work together, and that is possibly a good thing that colours change abruptly from year to year.

pantone_emerald pantone_tango pantone_honeysuckle pantone_turquoise pantone_mimosa pantone_iris pantone_chilipantone_sand pantone_blueturq pantone_tiger pantone_aqua pantone_true pantone_fuchsia pantone_cerulean


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