Pantone Unveils Coolest Colors for 2014 Spring and Summer Events

Pantone Puzzle It's fashion week in New York City again, and The Pantone Color Institute, the world's color authority for the past 50 years, has unveiled the Spring Fashion Color Report, featuring the coolest colors for spring and summer 2014. It consists of the top 10 colors for men and women. Pantone seeks to provide design professionals with inspiration, products and services to express their creativity through color. Event planners who want to give their upcoming spring and summer meetings, events and conferences a fresh look may find it beneficial to incorporate some of the colors from these palettes.

Pantone surveys designers participating in New York Fashion Week to uncover and preview the coolest colors for the upcoming season. The coolest color for Spring 2014 is Dazzling Blue PANTONE 18-3949.

Select the colors for your event decor and accents based on whether your audience is predominantly male or female. If it is a mixed audience, there is enough overlap between the two color palettes to create a design that will appeal to men and women.

The top colors for women for spring 2014 are:

  • PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue
  • PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip
  • PANTONE 15-6114 Hemlock
  • PANTONE 15-1225 Sand
  • PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma
  • PANTONE 18-165 Cayenne
  • PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia
  • PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange
  • PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
  • PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

The top colors for men for spring 2014 are:

  • PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue
  • PANTONE 18-6216 Comfrey
  • PANTONE 18-3718 Purple Haze
  • PANTONE 15-1225 Sand
  • PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma
  • PANTONE 18-165 Cayenne
  • PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia
  • PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange
  • PANTONE 19-2428 Magenta Purple
  • PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

Look for creative ways to incorporate color into your event: flowers, flowering plants, furniture colors, chair covers, linen, disposable cutlery, handouts, stationary, fonts, flash drives, menus, gift wrap, candles and event staff attire.

Pantone has a number of resources that event planners may find helpful including the color planner, color manager software, myPantone apps for iPods and iPhones and various guide books.

Download the full Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

For more information about incorporating color into your events, also consult Add Color to Your Events and Inspiration for Event Planners: Enhancing Events with Flowers.

Photo Credit: Brett Jordan

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