A balanced report from Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman


Pantone, the global authority on colour have announced their colour trend report for summer 2013.

From fashion, furnishings, gardening, graphic design, large retailers to small design studios, everyone who deals with colour takes note of these reports and this Spring/Summer is shaping up to be a real balancing act!

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour institute talks about the theme of balance in their new colour palate for the season.

“To create the ‘magic’ that ultimately leads to sales in the marketplace, colours for 2013 will need to coax and cajole, soothe or astonish, renew and replenish,” said Eiseman.

Eiseman, (notably dressed in Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s 2012 colour of the year) talks about our need to seek balance in our lives and how colour selections can be used to reflect that.
The colour palate she recommends consists of 10 key colours to create a balanced and harmonious look. It is a “balancing act between their novel neutrals, light and bright”.

PANTONE 14-0446 Tender Shoots
PANTONE 14-6011 Grayed Jade
PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald
PANTONE 16-3520 African Violet
PANTONE 17-1664 Poppy Red
PANTONE 16-1360 Nectarine
PANTONE 13-0756 Lemon ZestPANTONE 16-4120 Dusk Blue
PANTONE 12-1008 Linen
PANTONE 19-3964 Monaco Blue

As Pantone’s colour of the year Tangerine Tango has had strong influences thus far in 2012. You can be sure to see these new colour palates influencing product development and purchasing decisions in many industries over the coming months. Let us know if you spot anything!

View Leatrice Eiseman’s video announcement below:


Our top picks for Pantone’s colour of the year 2012 Tangerine Tango:


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