COLOR PREDICTIONS 2016/2017

COLORS AHEAD

COLORS WE’D LIKE TO SEE NOW, IN 2016, AND BEYOND

 

Predicting colors of the future is never easy and the power is often in the hands of the color industry that produces inks and dyes for any products from fabrics to plastic and car paint. That aside, looking around us and applying imagination to what we see, putting together interesting color palettes is any person’s prerogative.

I sat down with Ingrid Holtermann of Ice D-sign in Amsterdam and worked up what we’d like to see and implement in our graphic design and web design projects in the near future.

We feel that the rich, but rather bleak colors of 2015 will evolve into something brighter. The six color pairings we put together are based on 29 different and unique colors, a mix of toned-down hues and vibrant varieties — presented with a provocative “monkey wrench” in each to make us think and reflect outside our comfort zone. We named our color pairings Neon Deco, Deco DuskHavana Treat, Pardon My French, Enchanted Boulevard, and Carousel Candy.

The nearest Pantone color systems matches — Solid Coated, Solid Uncoated, Metallic, and Pastels Neons Coated — are listed under each color pairing.


NEON DECO


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A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 387 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 394 U
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 923 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 303 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 5463 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8503 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 5783 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 5773 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8341 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated Black 0961 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7487 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 374 U
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 902 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 3375 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 3375 U
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated Green 0921 C


HAVANA TREAT


colors-2016-2017-havana-treat

A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 2725 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 2726 U
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 814 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 254 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 254 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8844 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 807 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 144 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 130 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8963 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 804 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7452 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 7452 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8180 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 935 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 2915 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 298 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8221 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 915 C


PARDON MY FRENCH


colors-2016-2017-pardon-my-french

A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 1788 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 485 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8901 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 805 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7699 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 3015 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8765 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 801 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 580 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 580 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8363 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 9600 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 200 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 1807 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8883 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7488 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 7487 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8343 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 802 C


ENCHANTED BOULEVARD


colors-2016-2017-enchanted-boulevard

A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 2726 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 2736 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8183 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 814 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7407 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 7555 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8642 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 904 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 4635 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 1535 U
  • Pantone Metallic 876 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated Black 0961 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7763 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 5743 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8521 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7420 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 704 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8863 C


CAROUSEL CANDY


colors-2016-2017-carousel-candy

A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7479 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 7487 U
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 902 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7485 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 580 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8363 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 9600 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 387 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 395 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8363 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 809 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 369 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 376 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8683 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 802 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 807 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 807 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8082 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 807 C


DECO DUSK


colors-2016-2017-deco-dusk-2

A:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 1788 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 485 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8901 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 805 C

B:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 303 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 5463 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8503 C

C:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 5773 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 5763 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8340 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated Black 0961 C

D:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 7487 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 7487 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8343 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 902 C

E:

  • Pantone Solid Coated 3385 C
  • Pantone Solid Uncoated 3375 U
  • Pantone Metallic 8302 C
  • Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 936 C
Comments
  • Martina Filipovic

    Color is a very powerful tool that can help highlight new products to old clients and attracting new customers. Be an open mind for these colors and palettes, we can give a fresh look to our products. You provide us a beautiful color combinations. I love the names!

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