What color IS that Munki?

Color is a business.  Since we are true color lovers at Fashionnation1on1, we thought you might like to peep into just a bit of the industry:  the color of industry, the industry of color, the color industry.

Let’s start with a free website that will be a great help on the artistic side of color: “This is the only color wheel like this in the world.”  The owner of the attached link (click the color wheel) “hopes that every artist copies it… It is original and made for the natural realistic painting artist to paint neutral colored shadows by mixing correct pigment oppositions.”

“Each dot is a link to the pigment’s description.  The center links to the photo pigment color chip chart page. “

Color, it is as old as life itself.  As long as there is an eye to see, color will be loved.  Enjoy!!  Oh, and it’s free.

Now back to the business of color.  Let’s look at some color in the news today, 10/16/09 — — —

CNNMoney.com X-Rite’s ColorMunki Design Validated for Use w/ Sharp Multifunctional Peripherals

The innovative ColorMunki Design delivers unparalleled color control and color creation tools for corporate digital design workflows. A combination of hardware and software, ColorMunki allows users to quickly and accurately capture colors from any surface, easily calibrate monitors, projectors and printers for accurate display-to-print matching, and verify spot colors for process-safe reproduction in any medium.  …… Using ColorMunki, color communication within production teams can be streamlined and efficient, from designer, to producer, to printer.” 

And, just in case you like to read the stock prices, here is a link to X-Rite, Inc’s stock price information:

More news today on CNNMoney.com via Fortune Magazine:

The colorful world of the Pantone team

What’s next year’s ‘it’ color? Ask the Pantone Color Institute. Its members travel the world to find out what hues will move product.”

“(Fortune Magazine) — Long before orange made its debut as a hot hue, Leatrice Eiseman spotted it in several unlikely places: on fences and front doors in Italy and Germany, in Morocco’s natural dyes, and on monks cloaked in saffron robes.”

Pantone Team

Pantone Team

And finally one more news story, which you may already know from one of your fashion classes:  “Pantone Turns iPhone into Color Studio on the Go”

iPhone-fandeckimage

CARLSTADT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over the last several years there has been a fundamental shift in the way designers work – projects have become more digital, and inspiration more spontaneous. Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT) and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced myPANTONETM, an iPhoneTM application for the changing needs of today’s designer. myPANTONE gives graphic, digital, multimedia, fashion, interior and industrial designers the freedom to capture, create and share PANTONE® Color Palettes – wherever they go and whenever they find inspiration.

Read on!!! We will come back with more great color links later!

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