Friday, September 7, 2012

Panaton'e Color for Year Announced

I find it interesting that Pantone picked Monaco Blue, practically the exact opposite of its last year's pick, a vibrant tangerine. Ye ole Color Wheel has been spun!

Monaco Blue Is Pantone's Top Color for Spring 2013

2012_09_Monaco-Blue.jpgPantone has just announced that its top color for spring 2013 is indeed a shade of blue: Monaco Blue to be precise, which is kind of like a duller navy and cobalt hybrid. Compared to the glorious tangerine of just one year past, it's a little boring.
Pantone Color Institutes's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explained to WWD that the shade "speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy." Speaking of practicality, note that the runner up color is also a blue—Dusk Blue.
The other 8 top colors>>
Luckily, we won't all have to spend the entire spring walking around like giant blueberries. The third and fourth most popular colors are both greens, Emerald and Grayed Jade, and the rest of the list is as follows: Linen, Poppy Red, African Violet, Tender Shoots, Lemon Zest, and Tangerine's not-as-cute cousin, Nectarine.
The whole shebang, via WWD

Pantone is pretty pumped about their color choices, though the way they chose to describe each shade makes them sound kind of lackluster. Eiseman described Linen as "another version of the kind of nude shade that almost disappears," and African Purple as "not a bright, knock-your-socks off purple." If socks are something you're looking to knock off, might be we suggest pairing Lemon Zest and Tender Shoots?"

Despite these color stars, I always say to wear what compliments your own coloring, at least near your face. When you do that, you will look alive!

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