Every year at this time Pantone announces their ‘Color of the Year’. Seen as the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, Pantone Inc. declares what they believe is the colour best suited to the upcoming year. There is a philosophy in choosing this colour based upon world situations and influences of the period.
This year was Tangerine Tango, a lively orange and in 2011 it was Honeysuckle, an energetic pink.
Interior designers, fashion designers, the automobile industry, the makeup industry and many other consumer product industries take notice of this ‘Color of the Year’ decision.
Pantone has influenced the shoe industry www.seavees.com
Toothbrushes are even available in Pantone colours www.kikkerland.com
Makeup company Sephora www.sephora.com joined forces with Pantone to create colourful beauty products.
And these colourful stand mixers from KitchenAid www.kitchenaid.com are available every year in many new colours. Influenced??
So if I had to wager a guess on what the 2013 Color of the Year might be I am thinking somewhere in the blue shade.