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Noteworthy | 11.5.2012

This time around, there’s noteworthy design team calls, some new products, and a big warehouse sale to check out!

If a lot of the December Daily event kits are giving you sticker shock with their prices up to $100, you may want to check out this one from and Teresa Collins:

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Pantone Announces 2012 Color of the Year

Pantone has announced their 2012’s color of the year. For 2012, they’ve selected “Tangerine Tango”, a vibrant and saturated shade of orange.

Although the color of the year choice is intended as a reflection of trends and a forecasting tool, Pantone’s color trend predictions wields lots of influence over what trends actually evolve. Their choice is very important to trends in the market in all areas of fashion, decor and any industry influenced by color.

The choice of Tangerine Tango is a somewhat natural evolution of the somewhat retro color palette that Pantone has been setting the past few years. In 2010 the color of the year was Turquoise, and then for this year it has been a shade of pink called Honeysuckle. We’ve often seen shades of orange used as an accent color in palettes with those two colors the past two years.

A beautiful example of Pantone’s 2010 through 2012 picks being used in the same product line is Lily Bee’s “Head Over Heels” line from CHA Summer 2011 that was recently released.  Continue Reading →


Pantone Forecasts the Hot Colors of Fall 2011

Pantone released its Fall 2011 color forecast in mid-February during New York Fashion Week.

Honeysuckle, Pantone’s 2011 color of the year, is still the major player in this palette, but unlike the near-pastel hues of the Spring color forecast we now see it matched with deeper tones that add more contrast to the overall palette. Neutrals in this collection shift noticeably away from the grays of 2010 toward rich browns.

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Pantone Announces Color of 2011

Pantone has announced its 2011 Color of the Year. The color is Pantone 18-2120, known more familiarly as “Honeysuckle”.

Described by the company as a “reddish pink” the tone definitely plays into the ongoing vintage theme in the scrapbook industry. Because it also coordinates well with the 2010 color of the year, turquoise (which was seen widely in scrapbook products the past year) we’ve actually already been seeing some of this tone in product lines that are already on store shelves. Continue Reading →


Pantone Makes Color Predictions For Fall 2010

Pantone has issued its Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010. Bright red, coral and earthy greens are some of the noteworthy components of what Pantone assembled from the fall runways, which often influence other areas like home decor and crafts.

Notice the continuing presence of turquoise (called Lagoon here) which was also a strong presence in the spring/summer palette in the scrapbook industry. Gray also started to make an appearance in summer’s vintage lines, as did purple.

Based on these predictions, we can expect the dominant trends in Christmas lines to be bright reds paired with more subdued earthy greens. It’s likely plenty of the winter theme lines will have gray or silver as a dominant tone. Royal purple tones could show up in unexpected places, such as holiday lines, as well.

To read the entire report, or to download the color library to use in Adobe or Quark software, visit the Pantone website.

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