Pantone Unveils 2012 Colors For Interior Design

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The cover of last year's Pantone color forecast guide

The cover of last year’s Pantone color forecast guide

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The Pantone business unit of Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. (Nasdaq: XRIT) Monday released Pantone View home and interiors 2012, a trend forecast containing nine color palettes for home furnishings and interior design in 2012.

The release came at this week’s International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago.

The forecast “is the road map to color for 2012, which is filled with interesting new directions,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Some paths lead to exhilarating tones that encourage the prospective buyer to forge ahead into adventures with novel color combinations, while others invite them to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, relax and consider the more classic hues in a different kind of mix. The continuing challenge and goal will be in keeping the consumer visually engaged by blending the playful with the practical. To reach that destination, color is the compass.”

The forecast contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 73 forecasted colors, and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards.

The nine palettes for 2012 are titled Nonchalance, Subtleties, Resilience, Indigo Effects, Transcending Time, Back to the Fuchsia, Reflections, Nouveau Neon and The Comics.

Various versions of the report are now available at retail prices of between $195 and $495.

The report is available at www.pantone.com/viewhome12. The Pantone View inspiration for interiors 2012 can be purchased at www.pantonepaint.com.

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.

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