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What’s Trending in Retail

Spring is approaching, and with it brings new trends and fresh palettes.  In terms of color, we will see more cool, soft shades. According to the Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report, a mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals will take center stage this season. Patterns range from floral to tropical with a mix of cool and warm tones (think ice blue and lemon yellow).


Pantone Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report

In the realm of merchandising,  GlobalShop 2015 attendees will glimpse current and upcoming trends in retail as they pertain to an immersive, innovative shopping experience.  With breakout sessions focusing on store design and visual merchandising, consumer insights and the path to purchase, participants will learn about the technologies shaping retail and how to best leverage opportunities and engage consumeres.  Held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the show begins today and runs through March 26.

Color plays a significant role in our lives and in our surroundings – whether at home, work or play. As consumers, it shapes our retail  experience.  As designers, it motivates and inspires new ways of thinking about interior spaces.

Color at Work

Color at Work

Shaw Contract Group’s Color at Work collection merges fields of colors and pixelated patterns for brilliant installation options.  Creative installtion options abound with ColorFrame/ColorForm‘s 24×24 and 9×26 tile products to make either a monochromatic or progressive color statement.

Visit GlobalShop’s website for more information on the 2015 event’s speaker and exhibitor line-up.  #weloveretail.

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Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Pantone recently announced the 2014 color of the year, which will share the title with past colors including Emerald and Tangerine Tango. And the color of 2014 is: Radiant Orchid.

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”


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Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone has chosen their 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald. Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony. Often associated with gemstones, Emerald has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity. The luxurious hue is also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

As mentioned above, the color green represents healing and enhances our sense of well-being. Shaw Contract Group’s design team often looks to hues like greens when creating collections for healthcare facilities. Our design studio uses evidence-based design  to drive development, which also means choosing colors that add visual warmth while influencing emotions, sleep and wakefulness. Learn more here.

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Superheroes get the Pantone Treatment

Forget the mask and cape, now you can identify your favorite superhero by their specific color. Israel-based designer Gidi Vigo mixes Pantone swatches with superheroes in his series entitled ‘Superheroes RGB.’ In the series, he identifies the RGB make up of Iron Man, Captain America and more of our favorite superheroes.

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