On the opposite end of the spectrum
is Dr. Suess’ “The Lorax,” with car-toon-bright colors of green, yellow
and orange. Some upcoming films
that provided a color influence are
a “Smurfs” sequel (think blue) and
“Tarzan” (think jungle green).
Although it isn’t the color of the
season, green is a huge player in
just about every palette, said Eiseman, morphing from chartreuse to
more kelly green. Green is teamed
with rose, melon, clay and coral.
The continuing importance of exotic
ethnic influences gave rise to Pan-
tone’s color of the year – Tangerine
Tango. Even if it isn’t everyone’s
favorite color, Eiseman said the
orangish hue has generated lots
of interest and, indeed, it could be
found throughout the show floor.
Tangerine Tango is found in the
Footprints palette, along with Pink
Flambé, Peacock Blue and Sudan
A strong color in the New Old School palette, blue (as shown here in Paula Deen’s
blueberry cookware from Meyer) is now being teamed with other preppy hues such
as green, bright white, red and gray.
The Fiesta line’s
Flamingo, from the
China Co., works
well with its existing
noted that texture is big – hammered metal or wire, accordion pleats, corrugated surfaces. Her palette Surface Treatments, which relies heavily on
blues and greens, picks up on the texture theme with Medal Bronze, grayish
Tornado and Birch.
Other palettes introduced by Eiseman include Sojourn, which she described
as “magical and intricate,” offering Syrah and Black Plum, and Foxglove pink
teamed with Shitake or Cobblestone.
Extracts is a color family based on all the senses and includes colors ranging
from Baked Clay and Brandied Melon to Green Banana and Apple Cinnamon.
Eiseman concluded her presentation by giving away copies of her latest
book, “Pantone: The 20th Century in Color,” which she co-authored with
Keith Recker. The book is a historical look at color through each decade of