Tuesday, November 5, 2013

PANTONE COLOR REPORT FOR SPRING 2014: TOP CHOICE - DAZZLING BLUE...

Good-bye Emerald, the color of the year for 2013, and say Hello to DAZZLING BLUE - the top choice of the Pantone Color Report for Spring 2014!!
DAZZLING BLUE #18-3949
Every season the experts at the Pantone Color Institute decide on the top colors in fashion, interior design, graphic design and advertising. This Spring's crop of colors are notably more muted in hue, almost pastel in fact except for the vibrancy of Dazzling Blue aka Cobalt aka Royal Blue... 
PANTONE COLOR REPORT FOR SPRING 2014
Although #18-3949 is the "leader of the pack" color for next year, chances are the color looks somewhat familiar. Mark Zuckerberg, being the visionary that he is, selected this hue for Facebook - mainly because he is red-green colorblind. And of course, he rebranded it Social Butterfly Blue...

Dazzling Blue is also the color seen all over NYC as the hue for the Citibank Bike Sharing Program.

During the last century, artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso delved into the hardy hue in their work through entirely different expressions of mood.
The Dance (1910) - Henri Matisse
The Old Guitarist (1903) - Pablo Picasso
Although classic blue sometimes evokes a traditional feel,  Dazzling Blue provides an updated flair to today's fashion...
STELLA & DOT
BURBERRY PRORSUM
KATE MIDDLETON'S DRESS BY ISSA OF LONDON
FASHION ILLUSTRATION FOR YVES ST. LAURENT
GUISEPPE ZANOTTI
STELLA & DOT
and interior design...




So get a little blue and be on trend. Speaking of which - happy trend spotting...


Peace and Blessings,
Tammy



SOME PHOTOS COURTESY OF PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE, HOUSEBEAUTIFUL.COM, ELLEDECOR.COM..

2 comments:

  1. I love the coolness of blue. Very crisp, fresh, and right on point!

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  2. I agree! Blue adds an air of sophistication...

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