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Pantone Introduces

Apr 2013
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Pantone has announced, a digital subscription service devoted solely to color. Catering to designers across all areas of design, features visual inspiration, critical color direction and a global perspective on color from the world’s leading experts, enabling users to make more informed decisions and perfect their color strategy. With a focus on what’s really important, provides both macro and local views on key color stories, including insight and analysis on how color is breaking across different industries and geographies worldwide.

Ideal for creatives around the globe – from students and independent designers to businesses of all sizes and large corporations – the service zeros in on the color zeitgeist and features comprehensive color direction, market validation and the psychology behind color trends. includes forecasting and orientation where key color direction is mapped out six to 12 months ahead of the season, in addition to reporting and analysis as the season progresses, in order to provide color confirmation and any new color updates. The site will also feature topical color news and live events where subscribers can hear directly from a variety of’s global color experts.

“Color is the single most powerful communication tool, influencing 50 to 85 percent of ideas and product purchase decisions. With consumers looking at color more holistically, color has become the catalyst of cross-design thinking and the connector across all areas of design,” explained Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Offering an affordable digital service like – which will be continually updated with valuable color insights and unique color perspectives across geographies and industries – will enable our users to stay on top of the latest color information and gain the actionable color intelligence they need to make more informed color decisions.” Editor in Chief David Shah, a longstanding partner of Pantone, color consultant to major worldwide brands and publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV, which includes Textile View, View2, Viewpoint and PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner, brings 30 years of color forecasting expertise to the service. “ is not another trend or fashion site. It’s all about creating a panel of global experts that spans different disciplines, but is united by its desire to speak the common language of color. We all take color for granted, but it is a complex issue that can involve high financial risk. And, that is truer now than ever before,” said Shah. “There’s a lot of uncertainty and that’s what helps to solve. We are color experts across industries who can provide advice, clarification and confirmation on all things color.” includes:

•    Colour View – Color forecasting reports and analysis by product sector across a variety of industries including apparel, homewares, interior design, graphic design, industrial design and food. In Colour View, the common language of color is used to link our community to what’s happening in parallel areas of design.

•    Material View – Comprehensive color direction and regular updates on the science of color, i.e., the machines, dyestuffs and R&D, that will change how we choose and look at color in the future.World View – Regional and geographical color and trend reports providing local viewpoints plus global overviews.

•    Expert View – Experts give their views on what is happening in color in their world or product sector.Future View – Strategic information and a long-term look at the influences that will affect color in the future.

News and Events – Color news from around the globe plus live webinars and events featuring color experts and special guests


Subscriptions are available at and select Pantone distributors worldwide for $24.95 per month or $169.95 annually. Students can purchase an annual subscription for $99.95. A free 30-day trial is available now for download.


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