Fun with color

Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 3 of 4: Hot Color Combinations

A hot combination is to include brights into a palette of neutrals. Peach, toupe, pale mauve with rich brass and coppers. 2005 will see more bronzes and coppers. Meanwhile, 2006 will see a marriage of silver and gold. A lot of yellows. Especially olives, darker greens, and bronzes. Side note: here’s a page with links …

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Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 2 of 4: Determining Upcoming Color Trends

Leatrice often looks at movies that are in production and what colors will be emphasized in those films. And, of course, fashion. Leatrice and the Pantone Color Insititute talk to designers and query them about the colors they will use in their collections; then the Institute statistically comes up with the top 10 hues of …

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Leatrice’s Lesson: Part 1 of 4: Looking at color differently

Every Monday for the next four weeks, we’ll have a new feature called Leatrice’s Lessons. Leatrice Eiseman is the Executive Director of the Pantone Institute. Here are some things she mentioned while giving a talk for a breakfast given by Unisource and International Paper on November 17, 2004. White A color not just of purity, …

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Favorite Pantone Color

I don’t know how many graphic dorks we have on here (I know we have a few), but what is your favorite pantone color? A folder solid flush with 021. Bam! talk about bright!

Pantone Matching System

When designers are talking about a PMS color, they are speaking about the Pantone Matching System. It’s quite a ubiquitous term in the industry to say, “oh i wanted a PMS 186 on that job.” But click here to check out all the other acronyms for PMS.