And the Pantone colour of the year is … Radiant Orchid!

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 13 December 2013

Another year, another colour. This year, the Pantone Colour of the Year is Radiant Orchid. American colour specialist, Leatrice Eisemanan, describes the trendy colour as an ‘enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones’. So keep your eyes peeled, because you’ll soon be seeing this colour everywhere.

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Pantone Rain Edition: colourful rain puddles infiltrating the streets

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 10 August 2013

Italian digital artists Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re recently teamed up for Pantone Rain Edition which features colorful rain puddles infiltrating the streets to pool up on pavements. These are so beautiful.

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Black is the new…black?

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Graphic design student Nick (you guessed it) Black is starting a campaign to create universal custom shades of black. He plans to partner with Pantone to create these unique color code formulas, but he needs funding in order to get off the ground. Check out his Kickstarter page to help him make black the new […]

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Foods of a Pantone colour

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 20 February 2013

Sometimes our eyes get so hungry, we think we can eat an entire Pantone colour. In her Pantone Food series, Belgium-based art director and photographer Alison Anselot takes a handful of seriously colourful food and lays them against their corresponding Pantone swatch colour. Now we know graphic designer code-speak for strawberry cake: 1895 C.

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Pantone Christmas ornaments

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 21 December 2012

If you’re looking for some festive decorations this holiday season, here are some PANTONE Christmas ornaments to deck your halls with. With 10 different hues, these ornaments are a perfect addition to any design nerd’s Christmas tree.

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Awesome pantone swatch book of Queen Elizabeth II

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 20 October 2012

Pantone and Leo Burnett London created a color swatch book directly inspired by Her Majesty’s consistently color-coordinated ensembles. The color palette indicates the date and location where each of the Queen’s outfits were worn, and the swatch book is even in the shape of the lovely Queen herself. So next time you need to match up some colours, draw a little royal inspiration from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Music album covers recreated with Pantone swatches

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Friday 28 September 2012

Cross stitch meets 8-bit meets geek meets music meets modern life. What are we talking about? British graphic designer David Marsh’s recreated pop and rock album covers using Pantone swatches in Adobe Illustrator, that’s what. And they’re simply great.

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PANTONE’s top 10 colors for Spring 2013

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Monday 10 September 2012

PANTONE has unveiled their picks for the top ten colors for spring 2013. Monaco Blue reigns supreme as the number one color, being described as ‘wonderful, calming and anchoring’. Now you have a good excuse to go out and update your wardrobe.

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Carry a Pantone Suitcase on your travels

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 7 July 2012

The Pantone brand has, of late, been hard at work churning out all manners of themed products from makeup to iPhone cases. These are nice, but none of these have excited us as much as the Pantone Universe carry cases. The thought of lugging around an entire universe of colours in our carry case already makes us smile.

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Colourful pantone makeup by Sephora

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By Michele Castagnetti in New Fashion on Saturday 28 April 2012

Multicolor makeup! Why stick with boring stuff girls. Pantone and Sephora get together to give you all the color shading in the world. Checkout the 23×43 feet giant Pantone color fans (equipped with a fully functioning mechanized door that fans out) in New York (see photos below). Now that’s good pop-up.

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Tartified pantone swatches by food designer Emilie de Griotte

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By Maria Niarchos in New Art on Saturday 17 March 2012

French food designer Emilie de Griotte developed the tartified pantone swatches for a special feature in French culinary magazine, Fricote. Tasty and visual goodness all wrapped in one.

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