Believe it or not it is that time of year again, that’s right it is time to vote for the next Pantone Color of the Year. As per usual Pantone released a Spring and Summer New York Fashion Week color pallet. And in years past the next color of the year was somewhere hiding in that pallet. Last year we took a group poll here at the studio and had everyone place their metaphorical bets on what color would be next. It is safe to say that none of us were even close to being correct last year.
Although Flame Scarlett may have been a more appropriate color for this year, the color of the year for 2020 was decided to be Classic Blue:
“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”
I think they really missed the mark, but to be fair we all did. Looking back, other than the more than unfortunate turn of events from this year, we were very surprised that Pantone chose Classic Blue, given that two years prior they chose Ultra Violet. Between the similarity of the two colors and the overall simplicity of the decision, this to say the least, wasn’t our favorite of the options.
So without further ado here are this years contenders:
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Stewart’s Guess: Raspberry SorbetReason: It makes him think of Prince’s Raspberry Beret.
Eileen’s Guess: Raspberry SorbetReason: Pantone has chosen vibrant color in the past and it seems to be a “peppy” color for the new year.
Mackenzie’s Guess: MarigoldReason: It is bright, cheerful, and different enough from the past years colors.
Mia’s Pick: Ash GreenReason: This color has a nice soothing/ calming effect and it is very similar to her favorite ice cream flavors, mint chocolate chip and pistachio.
Jolene’s Guess: Marigold or IlluminatingReason: Pantone hasn’t done a true orange or yellow in a decade.
Alison’s Guess: MintReason: Pantone describes it as a color that refreshes and restores, we need both in 2021
Mark’s Guess: French BlueReason: It is a calming color...