Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pantone's Spring 2014 Color Report

Pantone released their Spring 2014 Color Report last week.  As I've mentioned many times, I don't follow fashion AT ALL (other than being a huge Project Runway fan), but I do pay attention to Pantone's reports.  The same colors that trend in the fashion industry trend in the craft industry.  Expect to see these colors dominating the paper lines and other scrapbook and craft products that debut at the Craft and Hobby Association winter trade show.  


Overall, I like the palette.  I love the addition of Paloma and Sand as neutrals.  As for the rest of the colors, it's not all that different from 2013's.... with one major exception.  While Grayed Jade, Dusk Blue and African Violet will give way to the very similar Hemlock, Placid Blue, and Radiant Orchid, there is no corresponding shade for Emerald, the 2013 Color of the Year.

We're going to have to wait awhile to find out what 2014's Color of the Year is, as the Color of the Year is typically announced in December.  You can see the previous 14 winners at Pantone.com.  It's pretty interesting.

So what do you think of the 2014 colors?

9 comments:

  1. I am loving it all BUT that yellow!! That's a little TOO bright for me ... especially if it was on a patterned paper!!!!!!

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  2. I think these colors are great ... I'm really loving Cayenne, kind of a pinky soft red.

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  3. I agree with Julie, the yellow isn't really the same value as the rest. But I love that purple!

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  4. Hmmm...
    Well, the colors look fine to me, but honestly I just don't see that much of a difference over the years ( I see you had kinda the same reaction). I mean how may different color variations can there really be?! I am generally more interested in what the dominating "theme" each year, such as: birds, moustaches, hexagons, etc...
    Now that I can't wait to see!

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  5. BTW - my criticism is not about your blog post, I think it's great that you shared the info!:0) It was more of a criticism of the way they, Pantone, make it seem like it's this big event when really there isn't that much of a change, it seems, over the years.

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  6. I would have stronger and more vibrant colours actually.

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  7. I'm pretty bummed because emerald was my favorite. I guess I'll have to settle for Hemlock. I'm with the others in the thought that the yellow isn't great at all. I DO love that there isn't a teal in there. I'm a little sick of teal in every single scrappy collection lately. Here's hoping the manufacturers pay attention. LOL

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  8. I see too many purple tones! I liked the emerald green too.

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  9. I love that gray tone -- Paloma. The colors are always pretty... I enjoy following what the color reports say! :)

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