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I know you may be asking yourself why am I even mentioning 2017? It’s not even December yet and we still have Christmas to get through. You would be right. I haven’t even touched my Christmas decorations yet or planned our Christmas meal. I’m just so excited to share with you that Pantone has released their predictions for possible color of the year next year. The choices include Pantone colors Kale, Hazelnut, Pink Yarrow, Greenery, Pale Dogwood, Island Paradise, Flame, Lapis Blue, Primrose Yellow, and Niagra. It’s quite an array of color choices in soft colors and bright colors alike. The forecast is Kale for color of the year.
Pantone also shared nine color palettes for the home and interior it believes will be popular next year. Inspirations came from current design trends which include metallics and black and white as well as bright colors from film. The palettes are called Day Dreaming, At Ease, Native Instincts, Florabundant, Acquired Taste, Forest Bathing, Reminiscence, Raw Materials, and Graphic Imprints. For more information, you can read their press release here. Themes corresponding with some of these palettes include light and weightless, popular neutrals, floral hues, and a “walk in the woods”.
Rose Quartz and Serenity- Pantone 2016
The year 2016 saw the colors for the year as Rose Quartz and Serenity. The blending of which was the Pantone color of the year. The exact colors would register as Pantone 13-1520 and 15-3919. To the untrained eye, you might call Serenity light blue. Whatever you call them, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, says, “Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”
Where did Pantone get its start and why?
Pantone came to be in 1963 when Lawrence Herbert thought there needed to be some basis for identifying and sharing colors in the graphic design arena. People see differently and the spectrum of color looks different in different mediums. Different cultures have different names for colors, and so on. There needed to be a universal system and so one was created called the Pantone Matching System, an array of color printed into a fan format and distributed.
You might ask, “What’s so big about Pantone naming color of the year? What does that mean?” It’s an expression of what seems to be going on around us, happening in our culture. To some, it can be a mood or an attitude. It is commonly seen as the starring color in the Spring fashion weeks, the colors of the clothes coming that are trending, and the trending colors of furniture being sold and what’s used a lot in graphic design, as well. It has now also expanded to plastics, architecture, and industrial design.
Pantone also likes to share other Pantone colors that will pair with each color of the year. This year it includes Orchid Haze and Fig, Arctic, Opal Blue, and Luminary Green.
Online casino websites have changed a lot since the first of the big ones hit the internet back in the 1990s, and they are currently undergoing further significant design changes as these companies look to fit their services to the rise of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
When online casino sites first arrived on the internet, they tended to be a lot flashier and gaudier than they are now as the casino companies looked to entice people in via eye-catching web design. However as online casinos have become more popular and firms have become more savvy about what does – and doesn’t – work on the net, these designs have been replaced by clean, simple ones that prioritize making them as easy for people to navigate around as possible.
However, the standard ipad casino web design has been undergoing further changes in recent times, as the companies adjust to the greater numbers of people seeking to access them on mobile devices. At first many of these sites simply provided separate mobile-friendly sites, but there were problems with this – including the fact that it means the user-experience is not uniform when people move between different devices and the fact that the mobile versions of the sites offered fewer games. The solution to this has been to fit the main online casino sites with responsive web design.
Responsive design means that the layout of the site automatically adjusts itself, to fit the device being used to access it – by determining the display and browser window size and then utilising this information to make the necessary modifications. Responsive web design has been in existence for quite a long time, but it has only filtered through to casino sites over the last year or so. The other big change has been the abandonment of Flash player for the delivery of graphics and video content, in favour of using HTML5, on the grounds that the latter offers a more stable platform for those accessing the sites on tablets and smartphones.