The color of the year selection requires careful
consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally
combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the
entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art
collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other
socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology,
availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even
upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
Pantone's Color of the Year has influenced
product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries,
including fashion. Past colors include the following:
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Incorporated, 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
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retailer to customer.
Do you agree or disagree with
any of the choices selected by Pantone? Share your
thoughts in the comment area below. What do you think will
be the hot color for next season?