If you are a designer of anything then you are familiar with Pantone Inc. A corporation that is known for its Pantone Matching System used in a variety of industries from printing to fabrics as a color chart used for matching finishes.

As many designers do I wait to see what will be The Pantone Color of the Year to help tantalize my designer taste buds and get my creative juices flowing.

Pantone Color Intelligence

2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY

Pantone 2017 Color of the Year GREENERY

GREENERY was announced, Pantone’s color of the year. GREENERY is a revitalizing neutral tone created in nature to play friendly with all. It’s symbolic of new beginnings and a reconnection to nature. Colors come from the attitudes of our current environment and speak to our desire for natural cleansing of our hearts.

Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2017

The Pantone Color Intelligence gives a global point of view for colors across a current and future season. We all know that many trends start with the fashion designers and it is at New York Fashion Week that the Pantone Color Institute evaluates the splashes of color strutting down the runways. They have just included London Fashion Week to their seasonal color reportage. Compare the palette for New York and the one from London and you will see similarities.

2017 Pantone Color Palette for New York

Pantone 2017 New York Fashion Colors

2017 Pantone Color Palette for London

2017 Pantone London Fashion Colors

2018 Pantone Color Forecast

The need for vibrant colors is expected well into 2018, bright is where it’s at! This is great news for me as I love to pop colors in my designs. As I always say, the design is about the right balance and finding the right balance in colors and textures will make the most interesting designs.

Pantone 2018 Color Forecast

The bottom line is your design choices for 2018 should reflect your personality. Color trends are only a guideline to help you create YOU!

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Shout Out to Pantone Color Picks for 2018

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.