A Playful PANTONE® Color

Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades in Yellow
Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades in Yellow

If you’re familiar with Pantone, you probably know about its color matching system, referred to as the Pantone Matching System or simply PMS. You might also know about their forecasted colors. What you might not know is that for the first time ever, the Pantone color system is using character-branded Minions from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me franchise, using their playful yellow to coin “Minion” Yellow. If you’re interested in incorporating this new color—or any other shade—in a room, speak to one of the trained consultants at Bretz Interiors in Lakewood, CO. We’ll be happy to help you integrate new colors into your home.

Pantone Minion Yellow

Termed “The Color of Intelligence,” Minion Yellow, much like the sun’s rays, lifts our spirits. It’s a vibrant color, and there are many color combinations that can work with it. For example, if you match it with purple, you’ll achieve a perfect complementary color combination. Add the achromatic brown, and you have another look. A good rule of thumb for combining colors is to create a balance of 60%-30%-10% to make sure you don’t create competition of color. A soft look would be a brown room, with yellow as the 30% and purple as the 10% accent color. Or play with it to create the look and feel you want.

Using Pantone Forecasted Colors

Color forecasting is strictly to keep all manufacturers’ specifying the same colors to help consumers coordinate colors in their spaces. It is a guideline, and popular colors may vary in different regions, so a forecasted color might fall flat in your area but bloom in another. You’ll always do well to choose only colors that you love. If you find 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.

More About Pantone

Pantone evolved because designers and graphic artists needed a tool that could universally ensure consistent color selection every time. Today, Pantone is the main reference tool for all industries when they work to match colors and forecasted hues. The PMS system uses a standardized Pantone numbering system to identify each color (for example: Pantone Red 199), making it easy for anyone to refer to a specific color.

Using Forecasted Colors in Denver, CO

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