For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.
The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.
Projects and products by Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jean-Louis Deniot, Martin Brudnizki, Kelly Wearstler, David Collins, Jacques Grange, Peter Marino, Alberto Pinto, Christian Liaigre, Boca do Lobo, Koket, Brabbu & Essential Home.
Between so many vibrant hues that will colour fall 2017, there are a few neutrals to balance the palette. Toast is the comforting neutral of the bunch.
The Mid-Century style is a modern reflection of the Bauhaus movement, using simple shapes and mixing artistic lines with the functionality of the product.