As the world’s leading colour authority and trend forecaster, Pantone has, as you would expect, a cracker of an Instagram account. Just before you get stuck into the happiness-inducing images, some news of their Top Ten Spring Fashion Colours for 2017… I really, really like these. They’re a great mix of vibrant, serene and energising; an exciting and design-forward palette that offers a hit of much-needed optimism at a time when, let’s face it, we could really use it. Expect to see them in the home as well, as all things fashion inevitably migrate onto decor, furniture, accessories and textiles.
Design professionals should also check out Pantone’s clever and cool app that identifies the colours in your Instagram snaps. Basically you choose a photograph to analyse though the Pantone Studio and coloured dots appear that point out the various hues in your image. You can literally analyse everything from the colour of your eyes to specific colours in packaging you like or a sunset that has inspired you to create something with similar hues.