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Fashion buyers and designers - here's how your current Pantone Colour Standards could be harming your business

Fashion buyers and designers - here's how your current Pantone Colour Standards could be harming your business

Fashion buyers and designers - here's how your current Pantone Colour Standards could be harming your business Many of our customers are using out of date or older Pantone products with compromised performance and missing colours. This can lead to mistakes, delays and dampened creativity.  In order to help mitigate the cost of replacing colour standards for brands, VeriVide are offering a trade-in discount on selected FHI products. Pantone products have been a vital tool for textile buyers and designers for a number of years. They provide inspiration and allow consistency and agreement in the...
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How Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 offers warmth and nourishment to help us escape the modern world

How Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 offers warmth and nourishment to help us escape the modern world

How Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 offers warmth and nourishment to help us escape the modern world Pantone has unveiled Living Coral as their colour of the year for 2019 – and we’re excited to look at what it means and how it can be used in today’s modern world. By choosing Living Coral 16-1546, which VeriVide highlighted in our top 10 colours for spring/summer 2019, Pantone wanted a colour “that is different and contains the element of surprise”. An orange shade with a warm golden yellow undertone, Living Coral is a vivid colour that excites and comforts...
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When will Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 be announced and why is it important?

When will Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 be announced and why is it important?

When will Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 be announced and why is it important? The unveiling of the Pantone Colour of the Year is an event. A big event. Its influence every year cannot be underestimated – and 2019 will be no different. Each year, Pantone reveal their chosen colour through their world-renowned Colour Institute and, whatever they reveal, we can expect it to have a major impact during the following 12 months. Due to the cultural significance of the colour of the year, there will be a frenzy of media activity. Articles and blogs will be written,...
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The Top 10 Hottest Pantone Colours for Spring/Summer 2019 and how you can use them

The Top 10 Hottest Pantone Colours for Spring/Summer 2019 and how you can use them

The Top 10 Hottest Pantone Colours for Spring/Summer 2019 and how you can use them The dust has barely settled on New York Fashion Week but here, at VeriVide, we’re still basking in the glow of Pantone revealing their top shades for spring/summer 2019. The Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report is announced twice a year and, this season, the message is clear. Pantone’s mindset for spring/summer 2019 is firmly on the future by releasing “empowering colours that provide confidence and spirit”. The attention-grabbing colours Pantone have selected are...
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Top 8 Worst Interior Design Faux Pas of All Time

Top 8 Worst Interior Design Faux Pas of All Time

Top 8 Worst Interior Design Faux Pas of All Time If we were to ask you to name the worse faux-pas what would you say? Would it be not removing shoes before you entered someone’s home? Standing on the wrong side of the escalator? For some, putting the milk in first whilst making tea is the worst faux pas of all … Why are we talking about faux pas? Well, we thought it would be fun to look into the biggest faux pas in interior design, revealing what gives designers and homeowners nightmares and cold sweats. In a recent survey,...
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The Importance of Accurate Colour Communication for Designers

The Importance of Accurate Colour Communication for Designers

The Importance of Accurate Colour Communication for Designers No matter what designer you are, whether you work in fashion, apparel, textiles, soft goods etc., you need to make sure that colour cohesively translates across different materials, media (e-commerce imagery, packaging etc.) and within the retail environment. Basically, that you have colour consistency throughout your whole process, from ideas stage right through to completion. Whilst this is not easy, colour consistency is achievable, if brands and companies adopt the right practices...
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Pantone introduces new polyester standards to keep up with market demand

Pantone introduces new polyester standards to keep up with market demand

Pantone introduces new polyester standards to keep up with market demand A new trend for alternative textiles is taking over street and runway styles therefore the demand for synthetic material is growing, especially in the athleisure, hosiery, sleepwear, swim, footwear, fashion accessories, soft home, outdoor sport and kid’s markets. Keeping up with market demand To keep up with the market demand, Pantone have added 203 new colours which have been specially developed on polyester, which will be ideal for the markets mentioned above. It’s not just...
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Pantone Cotton Passport, Planner or Chip Set?

Pantone Cotton Passport, Planner or Chip Set?

Pantone Cotton Passport, Planner or Chip Set? With over 100 products in Pantone’s portfolio, it’s hard to know which ones will benefit you the most. Yes, there are specific products depending on what you work with e.g. plastics or textiles for example, but even then, there is still so much choice! Don’t fret, we have picked out this month’s top products to help you with the decision process. So which products made the cut this month? It was hard, but we have whittled it down to the following: Cotton Passport...
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Seeing colour in a big way – Pantone introduces TPG sheets

Seeing colour in a big way – Pantone introduces TPG sheets

Seeing colour in a big way – Pantone introduces TPG sheets If you are a product designer or brand owner, Pantone’s recently launched TPG sheets are for you, as they allow designers to get their hands on all of the 2,310 fashion, home and interiors colours on 8.5” X 11” lacquered sheets. TPG sheets offer designers a versatile colour representation which is essential when designing, creating and launching a new product. These are specifically for use in designing and matching hard goods no matter what industry; home, nursery,...
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Why are Pantone books so expensive?

Why are Pantone books so expensive?

Why are Pantone books so expensive? With Pantone books and products having price tags ranging from the hundreds to the thousands, a common question we get is why do Pantone charge so much? What is so special about Pantone and their colour system? Why do companies use Pantone colours instead of simply using hex? Are colours mixed by other companies really that inconsistent? Colour is a serious business… Ensuring colour consistency is a serious business and Pantone have got their colour system down to a science and true...
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Fall in Love with the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018

Fall in Love with the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018

Fall in Love with the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018 The Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report Fall/Winter 2018 was officially announced earlier this month. This seasonal report is basically a colour overview which highlights the most popular colours seen during NY Fashion Week. These colours will be featured in fashion collections for the upcoming season. See this report as your go to guide for the seasons most important colour trends. “Striking colour and creative nuances highlight a balance of artistry and comforting classes.”...
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Pantone introduced 210 new colours at the end of 2015, are you using them?

Pantone introduced 210 new colours at the end of 2015, are you using them?

Pantone introduced 210 new colours at the end of 2015, are you using them? At the end of 2015, Pantone introduced 210 new colours to their Fashion, Home and Interiors colour system. This was the result after leveraging international trend-spotting intelligence in conjunction with consumer and client colour research. The research found that there needed to be a focus on significant market needs for colours that were unavailable in the range and the evolving consumer tastes needed to be addressed. The answer? New colours to be introduced. The addition of the 210 new...
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Drumroll… Ultra Violet revealed as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018!

Drumroll… Ultra Violet revealed as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018!

Drumroll… Ultra Violet revealed as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018! The wait is over. Pantone have announced Ultra Violet 18-3838 as Colour of the Year 2018. Which shade did you think would be crowned? Did you guess right? Are you happy with this result? Those who love purple, we bet that you’re over the moon. The last time we had a purple shade for the COTY was back in 2014, when Radiant Orchid 18-3224 was chosen. Purple is definitely a colour theme this year as back in August, Pantone and The Prince Estate created a standardised custom colour to...
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Tools of the Trade for Graphic Designers

Tools of the Trade for Graphic Designers

Tools of the Trade for Graphic Designers From software and tools to design books and sketch pads, there is a plethora of invaluable tools that are available for graphic designers. With so many tools available, how do designers know which ones they need? Which tools are they going to get the most benefit out of? As luck would have it, we have had a look at the best tools on the market and listed them in this blog! #1 Software Software is a bit of generic term, however, what we are talking about is graphics and business-related...
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Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the fashion, home and interiors industry

Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the fashion, home and interiors industry

Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the fashion, home and interiors industry It was a hard task but with so many Pantone tools to pick from for the Fashion, Home and Interiors industry, we thought we would lend a helping hand and review some of our favourites. You're welome! We bet you’re eager to know which ones made it on to the list? Pantone’s FHI Color Specifier + Guide Set - £580.50 This new edition of the Color Specifier & Guide Set presents the complete range of 2,310 Fashion, Home and Interiors colours created from a brand...
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Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the graphics and print industry

Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the graphics and print industry

Review of this month's top Pantone tools for the graphics and print industry With so many Pantone colour tools at designers disposal it can be hard to know which one to turn to. It was a hard task, but we have picked our favourites from Pantone’s exhaustive list, to review and thus hopefully make your decision easier.  So which tools made it into our list? Pantone’s Solid Color Set - £328.50 Pantone’s Solid Colour Set offers designers all the colours from the PANTONE PMS system plus all the exciting colours added since 2010,...
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Pantone have announced their Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018

Pantone have announced their Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018

Pantone have announced their Fashion Colour Trend Report Spring 2018 Most of you are probably already aware, but for those who aren’t, Pantone have announced their ‘Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring 2018’, which is ever so exciting! Why do Pantone do these trend reports? There is more info about why Pantone do this report in our previous blog, ‘Have you checked out Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report’, but as a quick explanation, the report offers a colour overview which highlights the top colours fashion...
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Have you checked out Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report?

Have you checked out Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report?

Have you checked out Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report? Earlier this year Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards, announced their Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report, in time for the New York and London Fashion Weeks. First time hearing about Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion Colour Report? Pantone’s report gives the design industries a thorough, comprehensive overview of the latest colour trends, considering the colours fashion designers have used in their seasonal collections. The fall report...
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10% off promotion - Pantone Products we love

10% off promotion - Pantone Products we love

10% off promotion - Pantone Products we love Until the 5th July 2017 (not long to go!), we’re running a special 10% off promotion on selected Pantone products that both Pantone and the VeriVide team love. Which Pantone products have been chosen? We have chosen three of the most useful Pantone book sets to promote this month. Firstly the Fashion, Home +Interior Specifier and Guide Set as this is an ideal package for designers of footwear, accessories and hard goods such as nursery and home products to use both in the office...
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Introducing Pantone Blackened Pearl 19-3917 TCX

Introducing Pantone Blackened Pearl 19-3917 TCX

Introducing Pantone Blackened Pearl 19-3917 TCX We would like to introduce one of the new grey shades which has been included in the 210 new colour additions to the Pantone Fashion, Home and Interiors colour palette - Blackened Pearl 19-3917 TCX. What’s the big hype with Blackened Pearl? Pantone has described this shade of grey to be, “Chic and elegant, strong and solid, the deep and dark Blackened Pearl is a versatile shade that make a statement on its own or act as the foundation to any palette.” The different grey...
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Grazia explains how Pantone can keep you on trend

Grazia explains how Pantone can keep you on trend

Grazia explains how Pantone can keep you on trend In their 20th February 2017 (Issue 615) edition, Grazia did a great piece on how the Pantone Color Institue can help you keep on trend. If you didn't get chance to have a read or grab a copy yourself, don't fret, as we have you covered. First things first, who are Pantone? Is this the first time you have heard of Pantone? Pantone is renowned worldwide as the authority on colour, providing essential colour systems and innovative technology for both the selection and accurate...
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Pantone has named it’s top 10 colours for spring 2017

Pantone has named it’s top 10 colours for spring 2017

Pantone has named it’s top 10 colours for spring 2017 Drumroll please… Pantone has published their ‘Fashion Color Report Spring 2017’ and nominated their top 10 colours! Which Pantone colours were lucky enough to make it? The following Pantone colours were named in the ‘Fashion Color Report Spring 2017’: Primrose Yellow (13-0755 TCX) – Primrose Yellow sparkles with both heat and vitality. It’s warmth is truly inviting and this joyful shade is enthusiastic and reminds us of good cheer and sunny...
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Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 has been announced…

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 has been announced…

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017 has been announced… Yes, we can officially announce that Pantone has decided which colour will be crowned Colour of the Year 2017! Which colour has been lucky enough to be chosen? Greenery (15-0343 TCX) was chosen and crowned by Pantone. Greenery is a refreshing and revitalising shade, this colour is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery (15-0343 TCX) has been described as being a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew....
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Pantone Crowns Serenity 15-3919 and Rose Quartz 13-1520 as Colour of the Year for 2016

Pantone Crowns Serenity 15-3919 and Rose Quartz 13-1520 as Colour of the Year for 2016

Pantone Crowns Serenity 15-3919 and Rose Quartz 13-1520 as Colour of the Year for 2016 The question on many designers’ lips has finally been answered as today Pantone have revealed that for the first time ever, two shades have been crowned as Pantone Colour of the year 2016 – Serenity and Rose Quartz, “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace” (X-Rite). Serenity 15-3919 TCX and Rose Quartz 13-1520 TCX are both colours from the 210 new colours that Pantone added to the Fashion, Home...
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Why We Love White (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love White (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love White (And You Should, Too!) Here at VeriVide we love the colour white! Confused as to why we have chosen to write a whole blog just about the colour white when we could have picked any? Carry on to find out our reasons why. White is the purest of all colours. Being a conciliatory colour white projects cleanliness, neutrality, innocence and delicacy. Doctors wear white coats, brides traditionally walk down the aisle in a white gown and it is the common colour of clothing for babies. White is also complex as while it...
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Which Pantone Colour is NHS Blue? - and other Branding issues

Which Pantone Colour is NHS Blue? - and other Branding issues

Which Pantone Colour is NHS Blue? - and other Branding issues The NHS Corporate colour is NHS Blue which is Pantone 300; this should be used as the primary colour when designing communications materials. The logo should be NHS Blue or Black if against a light background and reversed out so that there is a white border around the lettering when printing on a dark background. According to the NHS Brand Guidelines* this is supported by a vibrant secondary colour palette of 13 colours to be used for printed materials. These are: Dark Green 342, Green 355,...
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Pantone colour names – where do they come from?

Pantone colour names – where do they come from?

Pantone colour names – where do they come from? The Pantone Plus Graphics colours have always been known simply by a three or four digit number followed by a suffix to denote if they are printed onto shiny coated paper (C) or matte uncoated paper (U). However the Fashion, Home & Interiors range of colours which are produced by dyeing fabric (although a coated paper version of the colours also exists) is different.  This range has a numbering system of two digits, a dash and four digits followed by a suffix denoting the material...
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Pantone colours – the year so far and what’s to come

Pantone colours – the year so far and what’s to come

Pantone colours – the year so far and what’s to come Every year Pantone collaborate with designers and influencers to develop colour palettes for the Spring and Fall. These colour palettes set the tone for all the major fashion designers, interiors, paints and more throughout the year. We take a look at the Pantone Colour Reports for Spring and Fall from this year. If you need to invest in the colours in these reports to assist with your designs for 2015 VeriVide as the only UK stockist can supply individual Smart swatches for £8.00 each...
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Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala  "Rich and charismatic, Marsala tastefully fulfills with complex sophistication" Pantone reveals Color of the Year for 2015: PANTONE® 18-1438 TCX Marsala Global colour authority Pantone, has announced Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. The Color of the Year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the fashion...
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Pantone Fall 2014 Color Report

Pantone Fall 2014 Color Report

Pantone Fall 2014 Color Report Pantone have just released the Fall 2014 Color Report.  For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important colour trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for Autumn 2014. If you need to invest in these colours to assist with your designs for 2014 VeriVide can supply individual Smart swatches of the 10 colours in either the Womens or Mens report...
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Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid  Expressive, exotic, Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and warmth; PANTONE® 18-3224 TCX Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple. The Pantone Colour of the Year has become the springboard for new colour inspiration for the forthcoming year. For more than a decade, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product...
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New Pantone Fashion & Home Products

New Pantone Fashion & Home Products

New Pantone Fashion & Home Products   Pantone have recently relaunched the Fashion & Home range of products to make them even more desirable and easier to use. They have stylish metallic coloured binders and cases that are beautifully presented and can be proudly displayed on your desk. These new Pantone Fashion & Home products are all available to purchase from VeriVide Ltd, who hold stocks in their office near Leicester for immediate despatch. Features of the new products include greater portability, smaller...
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Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report

Pantone Spring 2014 Color Report Pantone have just released the Women's Spring 2014 Color Report.  For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important colour trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014. If you need to invest in these colours to assist with your designs for 2014 VeriVide can supply individual Smart swatches of the 10 colours in the report for a total of...
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Pantone 2013 Colour of the Year

Pantone 2013 Colour of the Year

Pantone 2013 Colour of the Year The Pantone 2013 Colour of the Year is a vivid, verdant green..... Pantone 17- 5641 TCX EMERALD Lively. Radiant. Lush Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since ancient times, this wonderfully radiant hue has been the colour of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other colour conveys regeneration more than green. For...
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Pantone release Skintone guide

Pantone release Skintone guide

Pantone release Skintone guide Pantone have released the only internationally available skin tone colour standard product that is based on measurement of actual human skin. And it is available to buy safely and securely on the VeriVide website for only £71 (excl VAT & Delivery). Just click on this link Pantone SKINTONE Guide STG - 001. The PANTONE SkinTone™ Guide is a excellent new collection of 110 skin tone shades for inspiration and use in any application where a need exist to match a skin tone to a...
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Pantone Colour of the Year - Tangerine Tango

Pantone Colour of the Year - Tangerine Tango

Pantone Colour of the Year - Tangerine Tango Trend forecasters at Pantone, the global authority on colour and suppliers of professional colour standards for the design industries, recently announced their colour of the year for 2012. PANTONE® 17-1463 TCX TANGERINE TANGO A vivacious, enticing hue. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward in 2012. Over the past few years, orange has increased in popularity and acceptance among designers and...
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Colour Expertise Strengthens Pantone Sales

Colour Expertise Strengthens Pantone Sales

Colour Expertise Strengthens Pantone Sales VeriVide Limited, the world leader in specialist lighting and digital colour assessment now offer, as an official Pantone® distributor, the ability to buy from Pantone’s extensive range of inspirational colour products, safely and securely, via their new online Pantone Shop. VeriVide, based in Leicestershire, UK, have been working with a wide and diverse spectrum of industry for over 40 years supplying highly specialised colour and visual assessment equipment to sectors...
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