In a twist on its annual announcement, Pantone has chosen two colors of the year for 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. The picks are described as two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, which, Pantone said, best express this year’s mood.
Colors that appear most frequently in nature are unique enough to catch the consumer’s eye but still feel somewhat familiar and widely appealing, said Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in an International Housewares Association webinar titled Discovering Nature’s Crossover Colors.
A pair of webinars next week by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, and Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute, will present the Monday keynote Eiseman would have given at The Inspired Home Show 2020 in March and a companion program showing how the 2021 Pantone home interiors color palette is illustrated by new products that were to be part of the Pantone ColorWatch display at the show.
Critical to catching consumer eyes in the coming years will be combining colors in new and unexpected ways, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in an assessment for the International Housewares Association.
When the housewares industry meets in Chicago next March for The Inspired Home Show, exhibitors and attendees will find not just a new name but new displays and new locations for many show destinations.
Microplane, which is celebrating 25 years in business, has introduced a new color handle for its Premium Classic Zester/Grater line, in Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year.
As part of a comprehensive product proposition developed for the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Surya is mounting a Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral presentation that features what the company characterized as an animating and life-affirming hue.
Pantone Color Institute, the business unit within Pantone that highlights top seasonal runway colors, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity, has taken its cue from the environment for the 2019 Color Of The Year: Living Coral.
The January 27 to 31, 2019, Winter Las Vegas Market will offer a range of educational and other industry-relevant programming, including the 14th annual Las Vegas Market Design Icon Award, the 2019 Housewares Design Awards, the First Look trend presentation and seminar, and Best of the West, which spotlights some of the best designers on the West Coast, according to show host International Market Centers.
Pantone has identified eight color themes for the home goods industry that arise from the ongoing interplay between the public and influences ranging from the art world to movies to haute couture to the automotive sector and among newer elements, LED lighting, all of which affect consumer perceptions about what they might like to see in their homes.
Le Creuset has debuted the Provence collection, featuring a new purple hue, exclusively with retailer Sur La Table. According to the retail outlet, the color “draws inspiration from the fields of lavender dotting the landscape of southern France.”
AmericasMart has added several educational seminars for retailers to its schedule of events for the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which is scheduled for January 9 to 16.
Pantone has selected Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838) as its Color of the Year for 2018, saying the “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
AmericasMart Atlanta’s next Vignette Gallery will showcase the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 and the PantoneView Home + Interiors 2018 Color Forecast in its “In Living Color” exhibition. It will premiere at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, to be held January 9 to 16, 2018.