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X-Rite’s Pantone Announces 2013 Colors For Home Furnishings and Interior Design

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An earlier year's Pantone color palette rendered on a smartphone.

An earlier year’s Pantone color palette rendered on a smartphone.

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CHICAGO — Pantone LLC, a subsidiary of Kentwood-based X-Rite Inc. (Nasdaq: XRIT) announced Pantone View Home and Interiors 2013, a trend forecast containing the nine key color and design themes for home furnishings and interior design in 2013.

The introduction came at the International Home & Housewares Show 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“To create the ‘magic’ that ultimately leads to sales in the marketplace, colors for 2013 will need to coax and cajole, soothe or astonish, renew and replenish,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “At the same time, there will be the consumer’s expectation of practicality — what colors will have staying power and can be relied upon as a steadying influence in unsteady times. Skillfully balanced color palettes that play to their practical side, while satisfying their aspirations, hopes and needs for something novel will remain key to enticing the would-be consumer or client.”

Pantone View Home and Interiors 2013 is a forecasting book that provides color and trend direction, enabling designers to select the right shades and combinations for home furnishings or interior spaces. Pantone View Home and Interiors 2013 contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 75 forecasted colors, and images from the forecast for use in presentations and storyboards.

Highlighting additional insight and directions, a summary page concludes the forecast with a comprehensive color overview and a look at other factors influencing the world of home furnishings and interior environments.

To enable digital design, Pantone View Home and Interiors 2013 also includes Pantone Color Manager for direct download of all Pantone color libraries into design software.

The nine palettes for 2013 are: Connoisseur, Glamour, New Old School, Rugged Individuals, Extracts, Footprints, Sojourn, Surface Treatments and Out of the Ordinary.

Prices for the Pantone View, depending on the media involved, range from $225 to $650. The products are available now at www.pantone.com/viewhome13.

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