PANTONE Color Matching and Forecasting

Pantone Shutter GuyDesigners and graphic artists were lacking a tool that could be used universally to ensure consistent color selection every time, so in 1963, Pantone established the first color matching system, referred to as the Pantone Matching system or simply PMS system. Today, Pantone is the main reference tool for all industries when they work to match colors and forecasted hues. And recently, they announced that, for the first time ever, a forecasted color is inspired by characters straight from the big screen.

Entertainment’s Minions

The playful yellow of character-branded Minions from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise is now called Pantone “Minion” Yellow. The custom Pantone Minion Yellow color will be included in the next color addition in the Fashion, Home+ Interiors color palette. If you’re looking to add the forecasted color—or any other shade—to your home, work with Window Products serving Connecticut. We’ll be happy to help.

Color Combinations

Termed “the color of intelligence,” Minion Yellow is a vibrant tone that can work well with complementary colors and as an accent. Purple is the perfect complementary color, and brown does well with yellow as well. You could play with mixtures of the yellow with indigo, magenta, and black. Always keep a balance of 60%-30%-10% to make sure you don’t create competition of color.

A Final Tip

Remember, if you don’t like the forecasted color, don’t use it. Trendy colors come and go, and unless you have tons of money, you should go with what you love and not what you feel you need just because it’s stylish. Also keep in mind that color forecasting is strictly to keep all manufacturers’ specifying the same colors to help the consumers coordinate and create a beautiful space. It is a guideline, and popular colors may vary in different regions.

Using Forecasted Colors Fairfield County, CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.

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