Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The Color for 2008

According to the experts at Pantone, Blue Iris is the color of the year for 2008. (In case you’re wondering, chili pepper red was last year’s).
Pantone describes the color as “a beautifully balanced blue-purple…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.”
Don’t you just love it when a company waxes poetic over something like color? But wait, there’s more! Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute adds: “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.”
Doesn’t this make you want to do lots and lots of art?

If you want to find more about color forecasting, check out a recent article on this subject published by The New York Times.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that's a beautiful colour!