Posted on 7th January 2014
Colour trends are an important consideration for designers in all disciplines, and one good indicator of the fashionable colours for the year ahead is the Pantone® Colour of the Year.
This year it looks like dusky pinks, lavenders and purples will be in vogue, as Pantone® announced ‘Radiant Orchid’ as their colour for 2014; a vibrant yet alluring shade which embraces the pink side of purple over the blue, giving it a warmth and radiance.
Pinks and purples look great in glass work and are complimented by soft greys, marine blues and mineral greens, so when you are planning your colour palette for the upcoming year, consider the following shades from Bullseye:
0301 – Pink Opal: A striker which fires to a deeper, even pink with dusky overtones.
0142 – Neo Lavender Shift : This opal hits this trend perfectly, and is a consistently popular colour due to its multifaceted nature- the hues of this colour change depending on thickness and lighting, giving it depth and interest; also available as a transparent (1442).
1428 – Light Violet
: For a more subtle shade, try this transparent. Layer it up for a stronger hue.
1234 – Violet Striker
: To accentuate the purple side, this transparent is strong and vibrant and compliments Neo Lavender nicely.
Greys, Greens and Blues
Greys - 1439, 0206, 0132: Pink-purples work well to bring colour to neutral greys, or vice versa to calm the strength of the purple hue.
Greens - 1141, 0131, 0117: Mineral shades work best to compliment pinkish purples.
Blues - 1108, 0118, 0146: Marine blues accentuate the soft pink when used in moderation.
For a quick mix of these shades, or simply for inspiration, take a look at fracture-streamers 4110
More from around the web:
i Stock Photo Blog - Pantone Predictions
Wall Street Journal - Pantone Color of the Year 2014
Shuttershock Blog - Images Inspired by Pantone Colour of the Year 2014