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Finding Inspiration in the 2021 Pantone Color(s) of the Year

2021 Pantone Color of the Year
In December, Pantone announced a combination of two very different colors as their Pantone Color of the Year 2021. The two colors named were PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. After an unforgettable 2020, the release stated that these two colors "highlight how different elements come together to support one another." In light of this, the company says the color duo best expresses the mood for the 2021 Pantone Color of the Year. Leatrice Wiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that "the union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the ... [Read More]

Pantone Color of the Year 2019

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"Living Coral,” a pinkish-orange hue that embraces us with warmth and embodies our desire for playful expression, has been named Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year. Among the gemstones exhibiting Pantone’s vibrant, yet mellow, seaborne color are spinel, morganite, padparadscha sapphire and precious coral. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, said the Color Institute selected Living Coral to counter the effects of digital technology and social media that are “increasingly embedding into daily life.” “We are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy,” she noted. “Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of Living Coral welcomes and encourages ... [Read More]

Pantone 2019 Colors for Spring/Summer

Empowering colors and joyful hues dominate Pantone’s Fashion Color Trend Report for the Spring/Summer of 2019. According to the Pantone Color Institute’s experts, this new palette of 12 standout colors is illuminating the runways of NY Fashion Week, which runs through Saturday in Manhattan. Fiesta / Jester Red / Turmeric / Living Coral The 12 colors share a number of characteristics. For one, they all communicate our desire to face the future with confidence and spirit, says Pantone. They’re also joyful hues that lend themselves to playful expressionism and take us down a path of creative and unexpected combinations. Among 2019’s standout colors are Fiesta, a festive orange-red that radiates ... [Read More]

How to Spice Up Your Wardrobe With the Pantone Colors of Summer 2018

With Meadowlark Yellow and Ultra Violet leading the color trends for 2018, according to the Pantone Color Institute, we have seen an interesting resurgence of yellow and blue/purple this year on the runways and on the wrists. Each season, we strive to introduce the emerging colors so watch lovers — especially those who have watches with interchangeable strap systems — can be on the mark when they spice up their timepieces and clothing. With summer not too far off, though, we are struggling because the season's colors are — frankly — all across the board. Black remains part of the palette, used mostly as an accent color, and white is almost a staple (no surprises there). As for the hues of the ... [Read More]

Meadowlark Yellow Tops the Charts as Pantone’s Most Important Color for Spring

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Each season, Pantone unveils the newest colors that will grace fashions, styles, home decor and accessories. Generally, the Pantone Color Institute is pretty specific. This year, though, with the spring 2018 colors "variety" is the buzz word. As issued in the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report, the colors for spring 2018 consist of four essential classic neutral tones (this is the first time that Pantone has issued a classic color report) and 12 standout hues that run the gamut from pastels to bright acid tones of the 1970s, as well as darker jewel tones. Meadowlark Yellow tops the charts as the most important color for spring. However, it takes a certain person to wear this bold hue, even if it ... [Read More]

Ultra Excited for Ultra Violet | Pantone Color of the Year in Jewelry

Earlier in the month, we shared how you can plan your watch wardrobe around Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet, in Welcome to 2018: It’s a Great Time to Start Planning Your Watch Wardrobe. This might have left some of you asking "well, what about ultra violet rings, necklaces, or bracelets?" We won't leave you in suspense any longer! Here are our top ultra violet jewelry picks. Top of our list is the Anne Sportun amethyst beaded wrap bracelet. This bracelet truly captures the inventive and imaginative nature of ultra violet as it can also be worn as a long necklace or a double wrapped short necklace. It stacks flawlessly with other beaded wrap bracelets, provides endless layering ... [Read More]

Welcome to 2018: It’s a Great Time to Start Planning Your Watch Wardrobe

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We expect 2018 to be an exciting year in the world of watches, so this is a good time to get started planning your newest watch wardrobe around Pantone's Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Yes, that's right, a watch wardrobe. If you haven't already begun paying close attention to the watch you wear, this is a good time. Watches make a great statement about you and your interests. Lucky for us, this year promises to be a good one — especially since we see so many watch brands jumping on the best colors of the season. Let's face it, color is the ultimate expression of creativity and attitude. The Pantone Color Institute recently issued its color trends for the winter season — which began late in ... [Read More]

Latest Watch Straps Reflect Pantone’s Fall Color Palette

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Each season the Pantone Color Institute evaluates collections from the top fashion designers at New York Fashion Week and determines the key colors of the next season — reporting them in The PANTONE Fashion Color Report. Generally, the Institute highlights the top 10 colors for men’s and women’s fashions and accessories — and you can expect to see those colors on watch straps, as well. This fall's color palette runs the gamut from pale shades of pink and gray to blue, green, and burgundy. Hues include Grenadine red, tawny Autumn Maple, pink Ballet Slipper, bright Marina blue and classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Neutral Gray, Butterum and Tawny Port. ... [Read More]

Pantone’s Newest Color Palette Already Reflected in Watch Dials, Accents and Straps

Earlier this year, we announced that Greenery was the high-point color for spring as announced by Pantone. Additionally, the experts on color pronounced that reds would be hot for fall. Now, the Pantone Color Institute reminds us that for spring and summer (and even into early fall), a new palette of important colors is coming our way. Interestingly enough, we are already seeing these colors surfacing at many watch brands in the form of dials, accents, and straps. Key colors that are great for the wrist include the following: Primrose Yellow, a warmer rather than brighter yellow; Pale Dogwood, a super soft and muted blush pink; Island Paradise, a tropical turquoise; Kale, the vegetable color green; ... [Read More]

Pantone Color Institute Declares Red Will Headline the Fall Palette

We haven't even hit spring yet and the Pantone Color Institute has already named its fall colors. The Institute has taken its cues from the runways of New York and Paris to create a color palette that will serve as a reference throughout the rest of the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers. That means we expect to see some nice red watch straps this fall for men and women alike. According to the Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report, an annual overview of fashion designers’ use of color for the season, the hot hues will be sizzling Grenadine Red, Tawny Port, and autumnal hues. Pale pink Ballet Slipper — a hue that borders on nude — will also be important. Secondary colors include ... [Read More]