CARLSTADT, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONEVIEW.com, a digital subscription service devoted solely to color. Catering to designers across all areas of design, PANTONEVIEW.com features visual inspiration, critical color direction and a global perspective on color from the world's leading experts, enabling users to make more informed decisions and perfect their color strategy. With a focus on what's really important, PANTONEVIEW.com provides both macro and local views on key color stories, including insight and analysis on how color is breaking across different industries and geographies worldwide.
Ideal for creatives around the globe — from students and independent designers to businesses of all sizes and large corporations — the service zeros in on the color zeitgeist and features comprehensive color direction, market validation and the psychology behind color trends. PANTONEVIEW.com includes forecasting and orientation where key color direction is mapped out six to 12 months ahead of the season, in addition to reporting and analysis as the season progresses, in order to provide color confirmation and any new color updates. The site will also feature topical color news and live events where subscribers can hear directly from a variety of PANTONEVIEW.com's global color experts.
"Color is the single most powerful communication tool, influencing 50 to 85 percent of ideas and product purchase decisions. With consumers looking at color more holistically, color has become the catalyst of cross-design thinking and the connector across all areas of design," explained Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute¨. "Offering an affordable digital service like PANTONEVIEW.com — which will be continually updated with valuable color insights and unique color perspectives across geographies and industries — will enable our users to stay on top of the latest color information and gain the actionable color intelligence they need to make more informed color decisions."
PANTONEVIEW.com Editor in Chief David Shah, a longstanding partner of Pantone, color consultant to major worldwide brands and publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV, which includes Textile View, View2, Viewpoint and PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner, brings 30 years of color forecasting expertise to the service. "PANTONEVIEW.com is not another trend or fashion site. It's all about creating a panel of global experts that spans different disciplines, but is united by its desire to speak the common language of color. We all take color for granted, but it is a complex issue that can involve high financial risk. And, that is truer now than ever before," said Shah. "There's a lot of uncertainty and that's what PANTONEVIEW.com helps to solve. We are color experts across industries who can provide advice, clarification and confirmation on all things color."
Colour View — Color forecasting reports and analysis by product sector across a variety of industries including apparel, homewares, interior design, graphic design, industrial design and food. In Colour View, the common language of color is used to link our community to what's happening in parallel areas of design.
Material View — Comprehensive color direction and regular updates on the science of color, i.e., the machines, dyestuffs and R&D, that will change how we choose and look at color in the future.
World View — Regional and geographical color and trend reports providing local viewpoints plus global overviews.
Expert View — Experts give their views on what is happening in color in their world or product sector.
Future View — Strategic information and a long-term look at the influences that will affect color in the future.
News and Events — Color news from around the globe plus live webinars and events featuring PANTONEVIEW.com color experts and special guests.
Pricing and Availability
Subscriptions are available at PANTONEVIEW.com and select Pantone distributors worldwide for $24.95 per month or $169.95 annually. Students can purchase an annual subscription for $99.95. A free 30-day trial is available now for download.
About PANTONE VIEW
The PANTONEVIEW family includes multi-discipline color forecasting books for color decisions 12 to 24 months ahead of the season. PANTONE VIEW Colour Planner— published bi-annually, 18 to 24 months ahead of the season — provides comprehensive color direction for multiple design areas, including men's and women's apparel, beauty, lifestyle, graphic and industrial design. PANTONE VIEW home + interiors— published annually 12 to 18 months ahead of the season — is a trend forecast that highlights the key color and design themes for home furnishings and interior design. PANTONEVIEW.com, an extension to this family of products, offers ongoing access to timely and more widespread color insights relevant for what is taking place right now and up to 12 months in advance of the season.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world's color authority, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. This year, Pantone celebrates its 50th anniversary. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com. For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.