You may know Pantone best as a color authority, and the trend-spotters behind industry-changing developments like the Color of the Year. But now, the brand has debuted a new color system with major influence in the realms of interior design, fashion, beauty, and more. Two hundred new shades make up the just-launched Pantone Metallic Shimmers collection, which was created to fill in the gaps in cross-genre work with metallics.
“Pantone Metallic Shimmers is a new collection of lustrous metallic and pearlescent tones created to provide all fashion and product designers with a visual reference for metallic color,” the brand shared. “Featuring a range of core metallic shades and directional colors reflective of future trends, our new Pantone Metallic Shimmers addresses the increasing importance of metallic finish in fashion and product design.”
“Produced using a pigment coating that combines and highlights the true essence of color with a brilliant and luminous finish, our new Pantone Metallic Shimmers enables designers and colorists working in metallic with an easy-to-use collection of trend-right color references, aiding visualization and enhancing the reproduction process,” Pantone added.
While there are hundreds of new shades in this collection, Pantone specifically called out the color Diode Blue, Fantasy, Magnetic Blue, Purple Sequin, Brass Knuckles, Golden Egg, Liquid Luster, and Ice Palace in the brand’s photo imagery and color swatches.
Like all of the label’s color trend forecasting, this Pantone Metallic Shimmers collection has great influence across the fashion, beauty, and home interiors spaces.
“Pantone Metallic Shimmers are ideally suited for use in fashion apparel, fashion accessories and trim, footwear, home furnishings, consumer electronics, color cosmetics, automotive, and any other surface or finish where metallic colors are applied,” the brand explained.
Pantone created this range in response to rising trends and client demands for a way to express colors through their metallic shimmers.
“We created our new Pantone Metallic Shimmers to address the ongoing, wide-ranging desire for core metallic shades, as well as satisfy the growing demand for colored metallic,” Pantone said in a statement. “In a world of sheen and shine, where color, material, and surface finish join for a more cohesive aesthetic experience, metallic finishes are becoming increasingly important.”
Changes are, you love chrome finishes in your furniture hardware, desk accessories, nail polishes, high-fashion garments, and more. Now, we have a whole new lens through which to view those gorgeous shades!
— Richard Editorial Staff