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Colors of the Year

Are you looking to deck your house out in the trendiest colors to feature this year? Even if you do not wish to go for a drastic change, such as repainting your entire house, getting artwork that features these colors can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your space.

What are Pantone Colors?

In the industry, Pantone colors are simply colors that follow a numbering system. This makes them easy for manufacturers, designers and artists to identify and match when buyers request a specific tone. With standardized colors and numbers, they are able to be referenced exactly, ensuring color consistency across printed materials and artwork. 

Depending on the needs of the industry, there are a number of Pantone palettes in use, for instance, the solids palette and the textile palette. The solids palette is most commonly used and consists of 1,114 colors. Under this palette, each color is identified by a series of three to four numbers followed by a letter.

Understanding the Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone color system has become the most widely referenced in the world, and scores of people look forward to its annual “color of the year” release. This year, the winners are Ultimate Grey (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647), which is a shade of bright yellow. This is good news for fans of both neutral and bright colors. 

At Louis Leonard Art, we carry numerous artistic pieces incorporating the colors of the year, including:

  • Yellow Art
  • Purple Art
  • Pink Art
  • Metallic Art

The Importance of Pantone Colors in Interior Design

Before there was a standardized system to identify colors, can you imagine the chaos that must have ensued when buyers requested for “sky blue” or “dark orange”? Depending on what the manufacturer had on offer, what they were given would have varied considerably. 

To solve this problem, Lawrence Herbert devised the Pantone color system in 1963 and it has been in use ever since. Pantone started out as a printing company, with “pan” meaning all and “tone” referring to color. The company produced color charts for the medical, fashion and cosmetic industries, but soon realized how difficult it was to identify colors simply by name and description. Today, Pantone colors are used in interior design to achieve the exact shade requested by customers.

How to Choose Wall Art by Color

When selecting wall art, always take into consideration the color palette of your room. What color is your wall? Go for artwork with a background that matches your wall color and select complementary shades for the rest of the details. As a general rule, a space should not incorporate more than four colors. You can also choose the same color in different shades to spruce things up a little. 

If you prefer a pulled together look, consider choosing artwork that features colors in the same proportion your room is designed. For instance, if the walls and furniture are predominantly white but your sheets and cushions are red, you may want to go for a similarly proportioned piece of artwork.

Why Work with Louis Leonard Art?

Are you looking for the perfect piece of art for your home? At Louis Leonard Art, we stock a collection of over 3,000 art pieces produced by our team of artists, photographers and illustrators, ensuring that you are able to find something that suits your purpose. 

If you have any questions about our canvas art prints, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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