Pantone announces their color of the year

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mkrishnan, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In trivia news... but perhaps less trivial to designers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/fashion/20COLOR.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

    I do have to admit I'd been seeing a lot of blue spectrum this year... In fact I rather need a new powder-blue shirt to go with a new trim suit I ordered from Yoox.
     
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    So, does that mean that Blue Iris is the new Black?
     
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    Every time I hear the design guys talk about colours for new icons and such I can't help but think of the scene in Fight Club where the boss says "Can we get the icon in cornflower blue?" :cool:

    Having checked out the colour here it certainly is bold... which might limit it's appeal.
     
  4. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it is really quite bold to be used in excess. I think what some of the quoted individuals were saying was more that blue tonal panels were being seen a lot this year (perhaps with a color like this as a focal color used sparingly). That I certainly agree with.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Our stage set for our conference in early 2008 is going to be a pale warm blue, my choice... there was some soul-searching involved, but not much magic. I yam on teh bleeding edge of design. :D

    Unfortunately, we're limited to a range of about 40 colours or so from the expo felt specifier but with some coloured gobos etc.
     
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    2000's Cerulean Blue want to make me drive into traffic, just the sound of it, Cerulean Blue...
     
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    So what's the official color of Leopards folder icons ?
     
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    Indeed. One of the more memorable episodes, in my book.
     
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    I would have to agree, since I remembered it was from the The X-Files, and (apparently) almost 12 years ago. About the only thing I remember from that era, is that I don't remember much from that era. :)
     
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    Too true. I ate some mushrooms one night, only for them to play the infamous "Home" episode in it's original run. Simply terrifying. Many things I won't remember, but that ain't one of them.
     
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    LOL. Pretty stupid and just a marketing exercise for Pantone.
     

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