Pantone® has introduced the 2016 forecasted colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Calling Rose Quartz “persuasive yet gentle” and Serenity “weightless and airy,” Pantone has, for the first time, chosen two colors of the year. If you’re interested in adding these colors to your home’s palette, speak to a trained consultant at Shutter Guy. We’re happy to help people all over the Charleston area!
Pantone Matching System
Pantone has a numbering system—the Pantone Matching System—that allows all industries to know that they’ve matched a color perfectly. The numbers for this year’s colors are:
- Serenity: Pantone color 15-3919
- Rose Quartz: Pantone color 13-1520
Who Actually Chooses the Forecasted Colors?
Pantone doesn’t actually choose the colors on their own. The Color Marketing Group (CMG) meets twice a year to forecast color in both residential and contract worlds. As the leading universal system for specific color, PANTONE is the reference tool for all industries when they work to match the forecasted hues.
Things That Influence Trends in Colors
- Upcoming and Current Events—When major events are on the horizon, such as the Presidential election, the Olympics, and, yes, even the Star Wars movie, softer and safe colors are what we are drawn to
- The Economy—When the economy is strong, popular color gets rich, deep, and vibrant. When it is weak, we see trends toward light colors and soft/safe colors
- War—When the country is under attack, color leaves our homes and becomes safe, soft, and practically nonexistent. Taupe, grays, and whites are war colors
Why Do We Need Forecasted Colors?
Most industries that produce a product want their colors to be on trend, from the automotive industry to fashion. Color is not a designer’s whim. Color trends come from where we are, where we want to go, and how people are feeling or not feeling.
If You Don’t Like the Colors
Even though the above colors are leading the way for 2016, remember that regional variations may exist. For example, warmer-climate colors may be lighter, and cooler-climate colors may be a bit darker than the actual forecasted color. Plus, if you don’t like the colors, wait a year, and new ones will be out—it’s just a trend!
Choosing Color in Charleston SC
Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.
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