Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!

pantone paint chips for web Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!Want the inside track on color trends for 2013 in the world of fashion, home design, media and even digital scrapbooking? Not sure what palette to use for your next kit design? Color insiders find the latest color-trend information from Pantone, the world's go-to source for all things hue and shade. Each year, Pantone comes out with a color forecast featuring several color palettes, design trends, and even a color of the year. (This year, it's Tangerine Tango.) tangerine tango Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!From major fashion designers, home furnishings producers, and auto manufacturers to film makers, graphic design professionals, and even paper- and digital-scrapbooking designers, just about everyone who deals with color pays attention to Pantone's upcoming color trends. If you're a digital-scrapbooking designer looking for cutting-edge color inspiration for your next project or just a curious scrapper wanting to know what colors will be hot in 2013, you might want to take a look at these color palettes from Pantone's 2013 color forecast:
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Connoisseur

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Glamour

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Footprints

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Out of the Ordinary

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New Old School

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Rugged Individuals

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Sojourn

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Surface Treatments

Along with color palettes, Pantone also offers additional predictions about design materials and patterns. In this Re-Do it Design blog post, Kimberly Latimer shares Pantone's interior design trends for 2013. Since these can directly apply to designing digital papers and elements, I thought I'd share a few of them with you:
  • Wolves and horses
  • Pop art
  • A sculptural feel, classical shapes and traditional styling
  • Hollywood-inspired design
  • Art Deco
  • Yellow-greens paired with corals, rose, melon, and terracotta
  • Neon effects and colors (carried over from 2012)
  • Colored metallics
  • Accordion pleats and scallops
Check out Kimberly's blog for more articles on Pantone color inspiration and design trends. I highly recommend it for digital designers: Kimberly's images from Pantone's Homes + Interiors webinar provide some good visual inspiration for scrapbooking papers and elements, as do her images that accompany the 2013 Pantone color palettes. If you want to design kits that  fit in with the clothing in your customer's photos, match current and future design trends, and have an up-to-date feel, a little Pantone color makes the grade!  
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