2018 – Live Purple

2017 is on it’s way out the door – and a lot of people will be happy to see it go. Pantone has declared that the 2018 colour of the year is Purple. Actually – they are calling it Ultra Violet – but, to the best of my knowledge, you can’t actually see Ultra Violet unless you are a bee – A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Nevertheless – Pantone 18-3838 “Ultra Violet” is a very pretty shade of blue-purple violet – a …

Pantone's Fall 2013 Forecast

Rochelle, Malliga and I created some beautiful bead combinations today that incorporate the new Fall 2013 colours as forecast by Pantone. We just have to photograph them, but I tell you, you will not be disappointed.  As Emerald is THE colour of the year, it is showcased in the Fall forecast in colourways more subdued than the Spring.  Please enjoy the following images from Pantone and Akanksha at www.fictitious-fashion.blogspot.ca

Pantone Colours for Spring 2012

“Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.” ~ Pantone website Every six months, Pantone comes out with a colour forecast, one for the Spring and one for the Fall. They also announce a Colour of the Year. You might remember that Honeysuckle was the colour for 2011 and Turquoise was the 2010 colour. The colour for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. …