New Jersey based Pantone have been colour forecasting and matching for the past 40 years. Their PMS (pantone matching system) is now really the only colour catagorisation tool used today. So when Karl Lagerfeld is picking out Twilight Blue (pantone 19 -193938) for the new $150,00 party frocks, SAAB is contemplating using Aurora Red (pantone 18 -1550) for the interior of the new Vector. But is this of any use to us? We think so. Even if you are just a little lacking in inspiration. Perhaps next time when you go to you work benches, sewing machines, computers, wheels, easels etc - these may spark something in you. Far be it from us to tell you to follow trends. Walk to your own beat - but maybe consider Shady Glade (pantone18-5624) at the same time. Pantone have released their colours for the second half of 08. We thought all you textile designers, jewelers, painters, potters, architects, decorators, - in fact every hml reader - would like a sneak peek.
our favourite is Shitake (pantone 18 -1015) What's yours?