At last the new Pantone Colour website is up
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When Chanel opened a pop-up beauty boutique in Covent Garden, it was such a success they made it permanent. And for the next few days, the fashion brand are opening a flower stall in Covent Garden Market – and just in time for Mother’s Day. All of the flowers on offer feature in the brand’s signature scents. If you buy 100ml of one of Chanel’s perfumes, they will give you a hand-tied posy with a personalized message handwritten by a Chanel calligrapher on a camellia-embossed card. The stall is open from March 8 to March 10.
In AW14 we want to touch colour – every story talks about colours in direct relation to their surface and material, from metallised, to glossy, to fluffy and textural.
With over 20 extra pages, giving a detailed focus on colour usage, key colours and seasonal POP colours
‘Luminary is a fantastic package: a unique, informed and beautiful approach to colour forecasting complete with a generous set of tools to further aid palette creation’
Steff Steen, Head of colour, Marks & Spencer
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Newly released in paperback, The Colour Scheme Bible, is receiving renewed press across the US. at present.
Articles in January appeard in The Chicago Herald Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, the Tampa Bay Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Orlando Sentinel, The Hartford Courant (Conneticut), News & Observer, The Morning Call (Pennsylvania), & Reading (Pennsylania) Eagle, Ventura Country Star (California). Also there was a separate article in Reno & Décor magazine
100,000 sold in hardcover, in North America alone
It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive look at color scheme possibilities.
–Los Angeles Times
What a cool idea for the color challenged among us… 200 combinations fit for a king and queen and their royal family.
When it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. The Color Scheme Bible solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice.
With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, The Color Scheme Bible is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The book also includes 50 recommended palettes that can be used with different materials for refreshingly original color schemes.
A recent article focussing on Colour for the home has published some of our forecasts from Luminary Colour. All copy and images courtesy of Anna Starmer. Including Epicurean – a focus on the all important super-dark shades for walls and textiles in the home….
Theory of Colours, with excerpts from Luminary Colour
How are we affected by colors? From mood and health to fashion
and decor – ELLE map the color spectrum influence of Goethe
to Pantone and see what colors the world to be painted in now.
“Anna Starmer (Annastarmer.com), color consultant
in the fashion and interiors industry with clients such as
Ikea and Hugo Boss, explains forecasting further: “Instead
of changing a colour scheme dramatically every six months, today’s color trends are developed
gradually. For example, gray has been on trend for seven years because
it has the potential to develop in our homes and wardrobes. We can
recycle a coat from last year and update it with a bright
yellow scarf and can keep the gray walls in the living room by updating
textiles or accessories to create a new look. Grey is a
single base to build many new stories on. ”
“Anna Starmer goes further to paint an overall picture
of the colors we are going to yearn for in spring summer 2013. The trend
‘Summerhouse’, is about foggy gray, weathered lichen and pale lavender plum.
Whilst in summer, ‘sun-baked earth’ is rich and saturated
with spiced tones of paprika and terracotta, moving upwards
with the more uplifting shades of pomegranate and bougainvillea. ”
Wel it seems, as experts say, then, we have pretty colorful
times to look forward to.