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Classic Blue~Colour of the Year 2020

The International Colour Authority Pantone, has decided that Classic Blue is THE colour for 2020. PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue According to the Pantone Institute this colour “instils calm, confidence, and connection. This is an enduring blue hue which highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the …

The Little Book of Colour

The Little Book of Colour is a new book for 2020 by Karen Haller. Like many of you with a fascination for colour, I am always on the lookout for new books to read on the subject. But as my bookshelves are full, I decided to download the kindle version of this book. This book …

Grey is the new black…

that is when it comes to choosing a car colour…although not if you live in Scotland where white is the new white. Research published today shows that the popularity of grey has increased and surpassed the colour black for the first time. So if things are looking a bit grey around you when you are …

Periwinkle Blue In the News 2019

If you were asked to describe this colour you might call it lavender blue or pastel blue. The name comes from a flower – the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) and it’s a colour which falls between the blue and violet families. It’s a relatively new colour as the first recorded use of periwinkle as a colour …

Living Coral

Pantone Colour of 2019 Living Coral

Living Coral has been announced as the Pantone colour for 2019 “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” Pantone               I am thrilled that this is the colour of the year. Perhaps we could have predicted it! Opposite …

Pantone Colour 2018 Ultraviolet

The Pantone Colour 2018 Ultraviolet

Pantone Colour 2018 : Ultraviolet Announced on 12th December the Pantone Colour 2018 is Purple or rather Ultraviolet. It “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said by way of explanation. “It is found in the cosmos , the wellness movement (amethyst crystals) and was a favorite …