With an unusually mild winter almost a memory, designers and artists are thinking about spring. Spring is a time to refresh and renew and try new things. Exciting new color choices are always a great way to experiment and change direction from the somber shades of the colder months.
Pantone, created in 1963, is the world-renowned authority on color and color systems. They are known for the language for color communication for designers, manufacturers and retailers. Pantone specializes in textiles, plastics, architectural interiors and the ever popular paint chips found in hardware stores, designer studios and art stores.
The 2012 selection is dazzling in variations of color and in color names. Take a look at the names and descriptions they’ve come up with for spring:
Tangerine Tango—described as a juicy orange
Solar Power—an energetic, cheery, yet deep yellow
Bellflower—an ornamental purple
Cabaret—a sensual and intense rosy-red
Sodalite Blue—a calming, classic maritime hue
Cockatoo—a tactile blue green
Margarita—a piquant yellow-green
Driftwood—an adaptable blend of beige and gray
Starfish—a perfect warm summer neutral
For more details on the forecast and designer trends, go to http://www.pantone.com