Pantone Color of the Year ~ 17-5641 Emerald Green

Pantone is headquartered in Carlstadt, NJ. The company is best know for its Pantone Matching System, commonly know in the industry as PMS, a proprietary color space, not related to a women’s sometimes monthly malady-but a system used in a variety of industries, primarily printing. It also finds it’s way into paints, fashion industry, furniture, and other consumer-oriented companies to help guide their designs for the future products. Have you ever wondered, how and where does color of the year actually get chosen? Pantone declares a particular “Color of the Year”, every year. Twice a year, the company hosts, in a European capitol, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standard groups. After two days of presentations, debate, and massive amounts of coffee, they choose a color for the following year. The color for summer of 2013, was chosen in London in the spring of 2012. The color presumably connects with the zeitgeist; for example the color, Honeysuckle, was picked for the color of 2011. “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going-perfect to ward off the blues.”

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5 thoughts on “Pantone Color of the Year ~ 17-5641 Emerald Green

      • Thank you kindly!

        My digital photography started with a Canon IXUS and over the years I upgraded to a Canon Powershot, before I could afford the EOS range. Most of my recent photos have been taken with a Canon 7d or Canon 450d, and any one of the following four:
        Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 Lens (Default, always mounted)
        Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens (Wide angle for landscapes)
        Canon 100mm f/2.8 Lens (Macro for close ups)
        Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 (Zoom for the shy subjects)

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