Well, I was exploring the trends that are going to be…since we are in the middle of 2013, and we are always looking forward…I found Pantone released their color predictions for spring/summer of 2014.
Pantone is a wonderful reference for all designers, whether you are focused in interior, graphic, print, web…
The colors and palettes that Pantone has predicted for the coming season are not too off from what we’ve been using already. The difference is that the use of the colors are changing. Not just the tones and such. While bold is still a huge hit, the way it is used is predicted to be different. Bold colors will be more harmonious and modulated.
Pastels are predicted to go in two directions. A shaded, grown-up version, and a floral, more playful version.
As always, Pantone allows designers to buy their colors and the palettes before they hit the market. Please follow the link at the bottom of this article to find out more….
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of PANTONE® VIEW Colour Planner. Looking at color as a language, this multi-discipline color forecast, titled Portal, highlights the key palettes for women’s wear, menswear, active wear, cosmetics and lifestyle, as well as industrial and graphic design.
Portal speaks to a point of joining, a transitional moment where we look back to the past as well as forward toward what’s to come. Fusing wisdom and the legacy of experience with curiosity and the gift of youth, as we move through the portal we become a part of another view, forming a path that leads to another world and a fresh new perspective.
Similarly, the colors on our wheel for Spring/Summer 2014 are all interconnected. As we travel through the portal we see the use of strong color continuing, becoming more grown-up, mellow and sophisticated in its level of thinking.
“Color has the power to stimulate consumer emotions and influence purchasing decisions. As today’s consumer becomes increasingly color savvy, it is critical that color remains a pivotal part of any design strategy,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “The PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner forecast not only provides fresh and unexpected color combinations needed to capture the attention of the consumer, but also the context, material and product direction for how the colors can be used.”
PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2014 contains the following seven palettes:
Both Sides Now
Turned on its Head
Portal shows a continued interest in bold colors; however, the overall feeling has evolved to be more mature and refined:
Published bi-annually, 18 to 24 months in advance of the season, the PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner is based on the PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color System, the most widely used and recognized color standard in the world. The book is produced by a team of leading visionaries from all over the world with expertise in different disciplines, providing a comprehensive color-forecasting service for multiple design areas.
Within each of the season’s directional color palettes, a general introduction outlines the colors included and the philosophy behind them. In addition, a specific breakdown of each palette highlights harmonies, suggested color combinations and suitable patterns, fabrics and products according to end use. For added convenience and usability, at the end of each palette section, a printed version of each PANTONE FASHION + HOME Color is featured in perforated chip form and 1” x 4” detachable cotton strips. The PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2014 also comes with a comprehensive color card highlighting the entire seasonal forecast in cotton swatch format, a DVD containing static images of photos used to illustrate the seasonal themes along with a movie version that has music to set the unique mood of each individual palette, and a poster-sized overview of the season.
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