Color of the Year for 2008

pantone blue iris color of the year 2008
Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2008:

A Multifaceted Hue Reflecting the Complexity of the World that Surrounds Us

CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 10, 2007 - Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris, a beautifully balanced blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.

pantone blue iris color of the year 2008"From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home products," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic. Look for it artfully combined with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays."

About Pantone, Inc.
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January 10, 2008 at 4:55 PM

The print industry also uses Pantone.
Alas it is quite a nightmare. Easy to say for a designer that he wants pantone 18-3943 in print. But it is almost impossible for a printer to achieve the exact same color.

January 10, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Thats right Sidney, Print results is one problem the industry's facing. Dunno if it's the technology we have here or just the calibration of equipments.

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