Pantone has chosen their—our—color(s) of the year for 2016 and they sound and look tranquil as hell. Real calming. Close your eyes and keep reading. Walk with me...
Pantone has released their 2015 Color of the Year and the name of it is...Marsala. As in Chicken Marsala or the town in Italy. No offense to the color overlords at Pantone, but we're not sure Marsala is what we'd call this particular shade of red-brown.
Yesterday, a reader made us a chart to show the frequency of colors in the L.L. Bean home fall 2014 catalogue. Today Brian Keegan brings us the network version.
The stereotype of women seeing "ivory," "eggshell" and "ecru" where men only see white appears to be based on more than just the tired old honey-let's-paint-the-apartment primetime sitcom gag.
If we've learned anything about the color about the color red, it's that some people can't see it, that it's nevertheless splashed over very important public signs, and that it makes people want to drop whatever they're doing and procreate. Procreate hard.
A recent study says guys think women who wear red are up for sex — but this is just the latest in a long string of findings (and stereotypes) about red. Let's break down the color's decidedly mixed reputation.
Color is everywhere; gender is everywhere; color and gender have a varied, changing, and hard-to-pin-down relationship, which nevertheless creates powerful, explicit and implicit signals by and for both the people who apply colors (to their kids, themselves, their cars) and those who see them (including themselves).
Ah, the first week of September — the beginning of the school year. (Well, at least for those of north of the Mason-Dixon line.) Luckily, the past few weeks have afforded those of us both in and outside New York ample opportunity to observe Angelina Jolie dropping off her United Colors of Benetton brood at New York…