Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue
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Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

We gotta say, perhaps more so than any other COTY, the latest delivery from Pantone is right up our alley. Like straight down the middle, we know you’re coming, fastball…SWING *out of the park homer*, SPLASH *landing in Chesapeake Bay*. Grand-slam, game-winner. Let us count the ways in which blue runs thru our Eastern Shore...

January 13, 2020April 2, 2021by
3 Ways to Use “Ultra Violet”, the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year
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3 Ways to Use “Ultra Violet”, the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Last week Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018–Ultra Violet–a stunningly deep, regal shade of purple. We must say, after playing it safe the past several years (including last year’s “Greenery” and 2016’s duo of “Rose Quartz and Serenity”), we’re excited Pantone has chosen such a fun, fearless color! That being said, this...

December 11, 2018April 3, 2021by
Design Board: Ultra Violet COTY Inspiration
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Design Board: Ultra Violet COTY Inspiration

With Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year ‘Ultra Violet’ in mind, our newest design board features shades seeking both the fun and dramatic across the purple spectrum. Smatterings of green, gold and blue compliment, while neutrals provide perfect backdrops for letting the bolder, more energetic colors grab the attention. Click the board for a larger view or scroll...

January 9, 2018April 3, 2021by
Color Preview 2017: Pantone’s ‘Greenery’
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Color Preview 2017: Pantone’s ‘Greenery’

Pantone recently announced their “Color of the Year” for 2017, entitled Greenery, and by their own admission it was a total no-brainer.  Although it may have flown slightly under the radar up until this point, once you’ve seen it for yourselves, its pervasiveness should quickly become evident.  Just take a moment to look around.  Serious.  We’ll...

December 27, 2017April 3, 2021by
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The Inspired Palette: Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is more than just the latest trend–it’s become a full-blown way of life, incorporating select ingredients with exceptional nutritional benefits. We can’t help but notice that many of the popular “super-foods” at the forefront of this movement aren’t just good for you–they’re amazingly colorful as well!  We’re officially inspired.  Hence, we’ve assembled a palette...

April 12, 2017July 14, 2020by
Pantone – Color(s) of the Year?
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Pantone – Color(s) of the Year?

Here in the D&D store and design studio, we recently got into the discussion about “colors of the year”, and specifically the company known for debuting them right before the calendar flips over each year — Pantone.  So we asked ourselves — How do they choose them?  Are we and/or our clients, utilizing them in...

February 17, 2016April 2, 2021by