And the Pantone color of the year for 2014 is?

Gallery-Image-0Are you familiar with Pantone? Before I got more into computer design, I thought it was just ink colors at the printer’s office. Granted they are beautiful collections of colored strips on a ring, but just colors none the less. One day I was flipping through it and noted the numbers on it. I asked what they were for and a new world opened in front of my eyes.

It would be a few more years before my abilities and resources caught up to my dreams, and I’m still working on them, but knowing that all those numbers have meaning and how they’re used? Pivotal.

So if you’re not familiar with Pantone, it’s a company that defines and standardizes colors (summary version). Each year they also carefully watch trends, analyze markets and finally name a color of the year.  (You can see previous colors of the year here, scroll about half way down the page.)

This year? It’s Radiant Orchard. I think it’s just lovely, don’t you?

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” Pandone press release annoucing Radient Orchard as the color of 2014

I think it’ll be part of the Court is Crafty Color scheme. There will be some other updates, posts of projects I’ve worked on lately and how tos coming soon so come back and visit often or add us to your favorite reader.

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