10 Color Trends for 2019
Color is an artform, and with the endless spectrum of visible light, viewing conditions, shades, and base colors. The range of color one can achieve in various circumstances is infinite.
We are still creating and discovering new colors to this day and using them as guides for branding and fabric options, and I do not see this slowing down for a long, long time.
With that being said you may be asking yourself, “how am I should I go about choosing a color for my artwork, branding, fabric or everyday fashion ensemble?”
The best way to choose a color for future endeavors is by using Pantone Colors, these are the easiest to work with when generating artwork and matching fabric colors. Any designer will tell you that these colors despite their fancy names and numbers hold vital information when it comes to color scales that are used digitally to pinpoint an accurate method for producing these in various mediums.
I remember early on in Art Classes we were taught the acronym for a man’s name to remember the order of the rainbow / color spectrum; ROY G. BIV. Does this ring a bell? This could be one of the most important pieces of information you can obtain when using color because you not only learn the gradual change in color but allows you to choose secondary colors based on a position on the color wheel.
In this blog post, we will discuss both new colors developed based on previous trends, and how sometimes sticking to what you know results in a high success rate.
The spectrum never ends, but some trends do.
Here are our picks for the Top 10 Pantone Colors to take the market this upcoming year:
1. Raven (Pantone 19-0000 TCX)
This color’s name is representative of what you would imagine the color to be, a dark and mysterious shade of dark grey that does not quite reach a full-blown black, but quite close. Raven will add a nice professional look based on its position between a dark grey and black; while offering a very complimentary base for most colors to match secondarily.
2. Deep Water (Pantone 18-4032 TCX)
Deep Water is a great centerground between light and dark blue. This color would be a great base or complimentary color for whites, creams, and other neutral colors.
3. High Risk Red (Pantone 18-1763 TCX)
No risk, no reward is the perfect description for this color. A seemingly medium red with bold characteristics will work well with someone looking to make a statement.
4. Oriole (Pantone 17-1350 TCX)
The first time I noticed this color and saw the name it was clear to think of the Baltimore Orioles logo, which contains a nice bright orange to really make a statement in contrast to the black in the bird design. This same contrast could be a vital tool to bring your style together.
5. Spectra Yellow (Pantone 14-0957 TCX)
Sounds futuristic doesn’t it? This shade of medium to bright yellow is a statement color as well and will work great to draw attention to a branding area or article of clothing.
6. Treetop (Pantone 18-0135 TCX)
A nice mixture of army and forest green, this subtle natural green would pair nicely with neutrals but also be a nice middle ground of sticking with what you know and making a statement.
7. Straw (Pantone 13-0922 TCX)
Straw is the epitome of a great neutral color, gaining its base from tan and beige. This color is one of the types of shades that I believe will only continue to gain popularity regardless of medium.
8. Tofu (Pantone 11-4801 TCX)
Whether you like tofu or not, this is a great use of an off-white. Again, falling in the group that I would consider neutral, something like this works well with anything (as most neutral colors will).
9. Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145 TCX)
Who doesn’t like fall? This color embodies a fall vibe and natural look that will be popular year-round. This color falls between an orange and brown, creating a nice mix.
10. Shaded Spruce (Pantone 19-4324 TCX)
This mix of blue and green presents a darker teal color for those who want to make a statement but not too over the top. We sometimes do not see enough of this type of shade, but I believe it will continue to gain popularity both in the street and high fashion industries, as well as home décor.
I have also compiled a short list of some colors that really POP, these speak for themselves:
1 Island Paradise (Pantone 14-4620 TCX)
2. Pink Yarrow (Pantone 17-2034 TCX)
3. Carmine Rose (Pantone 17-2230 TCX)
4. Hawaiian Surf (Pantone 18-4538 TCX)
5. Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838 TCX)
6. Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463 TCX)
7. Turmeric (Pantone 15-1264 TCX)
Pro-Tip: Some colors will never go out of style. Colors such as white, black, and other neutrals will always be popular in their purest form. Always consider this when putting together your palette.
While some choose to go quietly, don’t be afraid to be bold and different. Use your brand message and content / context as a guide for your color choices.
Colors can relay meaning, message and emotion.
We wish you the best of luck moving forward into the New Year and please do not hesitate to drop and questions comments directly on this blog page for us to lend some knowledge!
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