Fun with color

List of official team colors for professional sports

There should be a list of the official team colors for professional teams. So I’m starting one here. I’m accepting the colors for any team in the NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA. Seeing that I’m a designer for the Tribune, let’s start with the Chicago Cubs. Pantone 294, Pantone 186: Chicago Cubs This is a …

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Pantone’s top ten fashion colors for spring 2007

Here’s the official forecast for spring 2007 colors from Pantone. Which one of these colors is your favorite? Offical Pantone Color My Comments PANTONE 12-1206 Silver Peony C= 3 M=13 Y=15 K “My flesh” This is the nudie shirt color PANTONE 15-0326 Tarragon C=37 M=7 Y=60 K=0 “Shrek lives on” Tarragon. You gotta have the …

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Pantone’s color palette predictions for the 2007 Home

Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, unveiled PANTONEView Home 2007, the eight most directional color palettes for the home furnishings market for 2007. Here’s one of the eight palettes: 2007 Pantone Home 1: Simply Elegant The first palette, Simply Elegant, is a prime example …

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Glidden’s Color of Year for 2006: Golden Kiwi

Glidden says there’s a new trendy color to follow. Golden Kiwi. As one of the color experts says, it’s a “sophisticated gold with a teeny bit of green in it.” There’s controversy over this color. Veteran color forecaster at Pantone, Leatrice Eiseman, says Glidden’s marketing team may be overhyping golden kiwi. “To call it ‘the …

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Pantone Forecast: Spring 2006 Top Ten Colors

Fashion in a “Blue” Mood for Spring 2006. Pantone released their spring 2006 colors. Source: “Blue Skies Ahead” on pantone.com Pantone also released a 24 page pdf with suggested color palettes by famous designers. Here’s a quick image with all the palettes summarized. And I made an illustrator file with the swatches if you want …

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Order of color names

A color question someone asked me recently: What color are tennis balls? I replied “yellow green.” But some people reply “green yellow.” The debate is… when you describe a color using two words, where do you put the major color? First or second? So if something has more yellow than green, do you say “yellow …

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Pantone’s top ten fashion colors for fall 2005

Source: “Moroccan Blue’ Leads Top Fashion Colors for Fall 2005” on creativepro.com And I made an illustrator file with the swatches if you want to import it into Adobe Illustrator. 2005colors_womensclothes_v8.zip

Leatrice’s Lessons: Part 4 of 4: Color Trends Lasting longer than they should

The movie Shrek brought out lime green. Normally lime green would have died a long time ago, but thanks to the sequel of Shrek, lime green stayed on the radar. Movies with sequels that have the main character in a bold color will make a color last longer. Don’t underestimate the power of children’s taste …

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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. While 2006 will see a marriage of silver and gold. Alot of yellows. Espicially olives, darker greens, bronzes. Side note: here’s a page with links to download …

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