Pantone Introduces Queenly Palette
June 4, 2012,
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LONDON-In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th anniversary on the British throne, Pantone and advertising agency Leo Burnett have teamed up to launch a limited-edition color guide to mark the Queen's "fashion-forward color statements," Pantone said.
The bespoke, limited-edition, numbered color guide "is designed to capture and commemorate some of the Queen's most memorable color choices since her coronation," according to Pantone. The guide features Pantone color references, citing the date and location that determined her outfit color choice.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, commenting on the Queen's color choices, said, "The Queen's decision to favor one color in every outfit is a strong style statement. Monochromatic color schemes make the wearer appear taller, delivering a more stately air ... Choosing one color theme also ensures the outfit does not detract attention from the wearer - which is particularly important if you're the Queen."
Some of the color selections include Pantone 13-0755 Primrose Yellow, reflecting the color the Queen wore to her grandson William's wedding last year; Pantone 13-4411 Crystal Blue, "a color staple in the Queen's wardrobe ... that communicates constancy and it is also symbolic of her devotion to the British people"; Pantone 16-2124 Pink Carnation; and Pantone 13-5414 Ice Green, a color the Queen wore on her recent landmark state visit to Ireland.