Pantone an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013.
The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
Emerald for Fashion
Emerald for Beauty
Sephora and Pantone proudly announce the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, which will be available exclusively at Sephora in March 2013. Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how consumers wear, feel and think about color through the second annual radiant and modern Color of the Year beauty collection.
Emerald for Events
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About the PANTONE Color of the Year
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One of the world’s most amazing opera stages floats on Lake Constance along the shore of Bregenz, Austria. The Seebühne (or floating stage) is just one of several venues that host performances each year during the Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival), but it is by far the most spectacular. The open-air theater has become famous over the years for its artistic design and grand scale. Even if you’ve never been to the Bregenz Festival, you’ve already seen this stage if you caught the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which features a performance of Puccini’s Tosca on the Seebühne (pictured below).
Want one of these for your next high budget event? Call the man himself David Fieilding.
David Fielding is both a stage director and stage designer, and has collaborated on the following productions including Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Pinter’s Betrayal , Botho Strauss’s Der Park, George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah (RSC), Thomas Bernhard's Eve of Retirement and Elisabeth II (for which he won the Time Out Award as best director and designer in 1993), Racine's Britannicus (Crucible Theatre), Handel's Rinaldo, Britten's The Turn of the Screw, Tchaikovsky's The Enchantress (Grange Park Opera), Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, Daphne, Die ägyptische Helena, Die Liebe der Danae, Intermezzo, Die schweigsame Frau and Arabella (Garsington Festival), Tannhäuser (Opera North), Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (English National Opera), Gerald Barry's and many many more. For Grange Park Opera he designed Massenet's Thais, Prokofiev's The Gambler and The Love for Three Oranges as well as Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and did the designs for Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust at Semperoper Dresden. His next project as set designer will be Berlioz's Les Troyens for the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
His work is unparalled and his genuis is nothing short of brilliant magic. If you have the budget and you want the best and you have a room big enough for his mastery call and see if he is free. I for one wouldn't miss your event.
Looking for an innovative way to set the scene, make a BIG impact and not blow the budget? Let us introduce you to Wordans Wall Art. It is so easy to apply a child can do it, it's super cost effective, make a huge statement and it is fully customizable. You can create any look you want, replicating scenes from just about anywhere. Pop a rhinoceros on the wall, bring the beetles to life, create a gardens scape or bring Paris to your dinner and let your guests dine under the lights of the Eiffel Tower… for around 50$ each. Add lighting and you have instant decor.
Great for birthday's bar/bat mitzvahs and social events on a tight budget.
Dance into the New Year with this Vivacious and Appealing Reddish Orange
The 2011 color of the year, PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike. A provocative attention-getter, Tangerine Tango is especially appealing in men’s and women’s fashion. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, including Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini, are incorporating this attractive orange into their spring collections. A fun, lively take on a traditional autumnal hue, Tangerine Tango will surely carry through to fall fashion as well.
A winner in cosmetics because of its versatility, Tangerine Tango is a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way. Add a sultry flair to lips, cheeks and nails with Tangerine Tango. An unexpected eye shadow color, Tangerine Tango is a complementary opposite that flatters blue or green eyes. When paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber cast.
Energize event spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned accessories. Linens, chairs and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room.
Check out the fabulousness of Designing Trendz newest theme, Under the Sea. We love the colors, the details and the scale of these looks.
White, contemporary, and submerged, this lavish tented wedding reception was set deep beneath the sea. Clear Chaivari chairs hugged rectangular tables dressed in simple white linens, round mirror chargers, and crystal candlesticks. Centerpieces consisted of spectacular tall pilsner vases with explosions of exotic flowers found on top. Fuchsia, lime green, orange, yellow and purple blossoms, added a subsurface splash of colour to the white tent walls that surrounded guests. Designed by Designing Trendz’s creative director, Craig Gruzd, the wedding cake entailed golden octopuses studded in blue rhinestones that hung off tiers and, colourful coral reefs among edible sea shells that flourished along the cakes base and up its ocean blue canvas. This was truly an underwater expedition full of fantasy, colour and splendor!
In Keeping with the Under the Sea theme, Designing Trendz has brought to life the folklore of theses mythical and magical creatures found deep beneath the sea with the Mermaid Table Top featureing ocean blues, the glittering white foam of breaking waves, and the greens and yellows of underwater vegetation. Mermaids have been sought out for centuries, but look no further as this real-life-size Siren, created for an exclusive photo shoot, is made available for viewing and dreaming pleasure.
Award-winning Event Design and Décor Company Designing Trendz, has moved to the commercial district of Vaughan, Ontario.
Established in 2001, Designing Trendz is a fully integrated event design and décor company whose concepts parallel the latest trends in fashion, art, and interior design from around the world. Highly recognized for his creativity and passion, Creative Director Craig Gruzd, has lead Designing Trendz to receive numerous awards from the Canadian Events Industry, the Canadian Wedding Industry, and the Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo. Accreditations include most creative booth, best booth, floral designer of the year, table top theme challenge winner, and 5 time winner of best themed décor.
“We are very excited about the move,” said president and creative director Craig Gruzd. “Our new warehouse is 10,000 square feet, a 4,000 square foot difference from our old space,” continues Gruzd. “At Designing Trendz, we aspire to grow in ways that allow us to conceptualize and deliver the latest trends, and continue to create spaces of elegance, magic, and ingenuity.”
Gruzd has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has served the Canadian market for over ten years. A creative genius, Gruzd set out with a degree in Landscape Architecture from his native land, South Africa. With an unwavering passion for art and design coupled with dreams of opportunity, Gruzd set sail for Canadian soil. Here he discovered a daunting lack of synergy in the event design industry and so, Designing Trendz was born.
Over the years Gruzd has worked with several high profile celebrities such as, Her Majesty the Queen while visiting Toronto in 2010, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Innes Di Santo, and Grace Ormonde, to name a few. Gruzd is also a proud supporter of the charitable work done through numerous hospitals and charities in the GTA. He has had the pleasure of being a part of several fundraisers with the Canadian Breast Cancer Association, Canfar, Aids Beat, Baycrest, York Central and BMW’s fundraiser for Sick Kids Hospital. Other notable events include the launch of the ROM’s Michael Lee Chin Crystal, the opening of the Paramount Conference & Event Venue, and the launch of the McLaren Mercedes Benz.
2189 Hwy 7, Unit 25
Vaughan ON, Canada
June 15 – 16, 2011, Webcom Publishing Office, Toronto
Tina Kessler, canadianspecialevents.com OnSite Reporter
Game Changers 2011 June 15&16 rock paper scissors art"][/caption]The idea of a themed event is hardly new in our industry. Most events have themes, whether it be the tried and true ‘under the sea’ or the ever popular ‘casino night’ we’ve all been to an event with a theme and most likely planned one as well. We can all recognize and appreciate the importance of an event theme, but how memorable was your last themed event? Did it make an impact? How does one weave the theme throughout an event without bashing the attendees over the head with it?
I recently volunteered at Game Changers 2011 and really got to thinking about the importance of theme. Webcom, a book printing company in Toronto, opened its doors to select publishers, associations and media for Game Changers 2011 (June 15 & 16) showcasing its latest $12 million investment in printing technologies and production program: BookFWD. This production program is aimed at transforming the way Webcoms’ publishing customers print and manage the distribution of books, directories and catalogues. Game Changers 2011 was about changing the game that is the publishing industry and providing a win-win situation for all and boasted the event tagline: “We’ve changed the rules so you always win”.
The theme of Game Changers 2011 was the well-known game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’. Here’s where the theme earns its first points: it’s identifiable. Everyone at some point has come to an agreement based on this simple game. Second, the theme was integrated: it began in the event invitation, highlighting the strength of rock, the flexibility of paper, and the sharpness of scissors, continued in the decor and room names, was present throughout the event, agenda, and even featured original artwork created for the event. Third, it was focussed. Some themes get so out of hand they leave attendees confused and overwhelmed. But the theme at Game Changers 2011 was featured just enough times that attendees were pleasantly surprised. Fourth, the theme was memorable. Memorable, in that it was a unique theme, but also that it fit the purpose of the event. The attendees arrived knowing the theme, saw it featured throughout the event, appreciated it and will remember it for years to come.
And so, while this event could easily have gone without a theme and just stayed a ho-hum corporate business event it instead took a leap of faith and executed a brilliant event theme. The event’s success will no doubt boost sales and I’m betting the theme has a lot to do with it.
Toronto's successful and cutting edge furniture rental firm Contemporary Furniture Rentals brings in a super chic and fun line of cocktail loungers including this fun and flirty Martini Stool. Its 161/2 inches high and comes in four cool colors including green, metallic silver, and orange.
Also new in Contemporary's inventory are the Cindy Lamp in pink, gunmetal, blue, green and more delicious hues; the Provence day bed and the fabulous patent button tufted borne in orange, white, black and silver. For more from Contemporary visit their site at http://www.cfrentals.com/.
“The More than lights online store offers clear paraffin oil as well as a variety of colored oils designed for burning in clear glass containers, enhancing the natural beauty of the oil lamp and adding additional color to the lamp and room.
colored oils add a unique designer touch to every occasion and as simple as they, have huge impact in any size room.