The Pantone Color System is one of the most important color matching systems in the world. Originating in 1963, the system aimed to help bring a solution to the complicated color matching process in the printing industry.
Not long after, Pantone became the easiest and simplest way to classify, communicate and match colors with the use of a color catalog in a fan format. Every color, in every tone and tint, was given a unique number to classify it. For over 40 years, Pantone has been the go-to color matching system for not only the design industry but also paint, textile and plastic manufacturers.
The Pantone Color Institute offers designers, marketers, creators and brands a chance to work together and build a strong and powerful color presence. As the leading color matching system, their knowledge of color is unparalleled. They are the experts in how color effects not only design but also consumerism.
In 2000, the Pantone Color Institute created the Pantone Color of the Year as a trendsetting concept for branding, marketing and creative society as a whole. The introduction of the Pantone Color of the Year confirmed The Pantone Color Institute as the front-runner for all things color-related.
2020: Classic Blue
From the perspective of color psychology, the blue hue itself has the meaning of trust and belief. And this “Classic Blue” is more calm and steady, not aggressive, not heavy, relaxed and easy to interact.
2019: Living Coral
The application of coral-orange originated in cars and fashions in the 1950s and 1960s. It can give people a strong sense of retro and minimalism, as well as a sense of reality and intimacy in the virtual world. Has unlimited vitality and vitality.
2018: Ultra Violet
“Ultra Violet is a very provocative but calm purple hue. It conveys our future-oriented creativity, originality and visionary ideas.” PANTONE’s official introduction is like this.
Vegetal green is a color from nature, so it can perfectly blend with neutral colors, bright colors, dark colors, metallic colors and even the colors of quiet blue and pink crystal that were popular in 2016.
2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity
The pink crystal color and tranquil blue show an inherent balance between the warmer rose tone and the colder tranquil blue, showing a more “fresh and calm” feeling.
Pantone color number 18-1438 Marsala wine red is not only very attractive in itself but also brings out the graceful brilliance of other colors. At the same time, there is a reddish-brown image in the background, showing its closeness to nature without losing its sophisticated charm.
2014: Radiant Orchid
Brilliant Orchid Purple is a charming color blended with purple, purple and pink as the background, evokes confidence and exudes great joy, love and health. This is a fascinating purple that draws you closer with alluring charm.
Emerald green can be perfectly integrated into the fresh colors of spring and summer. It is a clean, refreshing, rich green with gems.
2012: Tangerine Tango
A very friendly, non-threatening orange, passionate and unrestrained.
This faint pink hue can bring a healthy glow to the skin, which is considered to be charm, vitality and performance, and can invigorate people.
This color has the symbols of “a calm and soothing ocean”, “cool and exotic” and “noble and friendly”,
In fact, few people know that mimosa flowers are saturated yellow. This mimosa yellow symbolizes the sun, cuteness and warmth.
2008: Blue Iris
This is a balanced blue-purple that combines the stability and calmness of blue, the mystery and spirit of purple, and satisfies the need for peace of mind in a complex world, while also adding a touch of mystery and excitement.
2007: Chili Pepper
The impressed and deep red is reminiscent of celebration, love, and passion! Highlight individuality and excitement.
2006: Sand Dollar
This color is quite mysterious, desert color, khaki color, reflection of gold coins, elegant light yellow, etc., is a quite fashionable color.
2005: Blue Turquoise
Compared with the turquoise of 2010, this blue turquoise is more relaxing. This hue is at the tip of blue and green, making it both attractive and tranquil of blue, and full of green vitality and brightness.
The tiger skin lily has the flower shape of a normal lily, with rich orange color and spots on it. It really looks like a tiger in the flower bush. The flower language is “care”. This color is like the flower language, giving people a warm feeling.
2003: Aqua Sky
Compared with 2005 and 2010, the color is lighter, with a feeling of elegance, youth, tranquility and preciousness.
2002: True Red
This vivid red was chosen for it’s deep and meaningful hue. Pantone True Red 19-1664 can be associated with love, passion and power.
2001: Fuchsia Rose
Brighter, stronger, sexier, that’s Pantone’s colour message for 2001.
2000: Cerulean Blue
Surrounding yourself with Cerulean blue could bring on a certain peace because it reminds us of time spent outdoors, on the beach, near water and sparks associations with restful, peaceful, relaxing times, making the unknown a little less frightening.