Pantone Design

PANTONE has recently released the redesigned PANTONE Fashion + Home Cotton Swatch Library and Cotton Swatch Case, housed in limited edition packaging, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Both systems include all 2,100 Fashion + Home Colors that are consistently achievable and supported worldwide.


The ultimate PANTONE Fashion + Home Cotton Swatch Library, 2013. Each individual cotton swatch measures 2″ x 2″ and fits into its own numbered, die-cut pocket so that swatches are visible, but still protected against damage. Extra blank folders are included for palette creation, allowing designers to organize their colors for a season, project, or product line. The PANTONE Fashion + Home Cotton Swatch Library, housed within an intelligently designed and American-made wooden display, is a six binder set organized by color families that holds chromatically arranged swatch folders. Color families are easily identified by the color indicators on the binder spine, helping designers find the right color faster. Each swatch has a six-digit reference number for swatch manageability and a unique PANTONE Color name chosen to convey and evoke feelings, emotions and meanings.


The PANTONE Fashion + Home Cotton Swatch Case, a two-volume set, includes groups of 10 1″ x 2″ cotton swatches stored in numbered and labeled envelopes for convenient storage, optimal color viewing and protection from wrinkling. Extra envelopes are also included for palette development and organization when working on a specific project. The case offers a stylish and mobile design, improving designer usability for in-the-moment inspiration, palette creation and presentations.


PANTONE Home Interior Colors 2013. According to the PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2013 book, there are nine color palettes predicted to dominate interior design and furniture trends this year. A mix of muted palettes serve as the new classics while rainbow-inspired colors provoke bolder style statements. Palettes that put a fresh spin on old-world elegance, and are refined and sophisticated with just the right amount of understated drama.


PANTONE Color Of The Year 2013, 17-5641 Emerald Green. Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature -the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute in a press release. “It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity -no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.” The Artful Living Blog adores Emerald Green when it comes to accessorizing in fashion and interior design, and of course, jewelry. Gorgeous!


PANTONE is the world-renowned global authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. For over 20 years, PANTONE, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to forecast the season’s most important color trends.

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