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?