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The Pantone Color Institute provides color trend forecasting, brand color development supported by brand color stories, and product palette development. We help companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products to gain a competitive edge.

When 80% of human experience is filtered through the eyes,
we understand that the choice of color is critical.


The Pantone Color Institute offers customized solutions for a more effective color strategy.

Color is critical!

Color’s immediacy means it is pivotal to creating a successful design strategy, and its innate ability to differentiate and connect brands to consumers make it critical to success. At the Pantone Color Institute, we bring together the science and emotion of color to provide a unique and comprehensive set of solutions for every step in the process of choosing and realizing color.

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Our color experts serve clients all around the world, touching every creative discipline and every level of the marketplace.


Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Lee has helped many companies to make the best and most educated choice of color for product development, brand imaging, interior/exterior design or any other application where color choice is critical to the success of the product or environment. The author of nine books on color, Lee is widely quoted and is recognized by Fortune Magazine and the Wall Street Journal as one of the most influential people in the world of color.


David Shah is the publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV (Textile View Magazine, View2, Viewpoint, PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner) as well as owner/director of DRS Consultancy BV, a specialist company creating fashion, lifestyle concepts and future strategies for private label men’s and women’s apparel. David is currently Associate Professor at ARTez, Arnhem, The Netherlands, responsible for the course on branding and marketing, and is Associate Professor at Renmin University, Beijing. He is also a peer member for the CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands.


Keith Recker, co-author of Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color, is the founder/editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, a print and online publication that explores the nexus between art, craft, design, philanthropy and enlightened consumption. Keith was Vice President of Home Furnishings at Bloomingdale’s, Gump’s San Francisco and a director at Saks Fifth Avenue. He has also worked in the non-profit world as an executive at CARE International and Aid to Artisans, and on the boards of Art in General, The Quiet in the Land, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship.


Tod Schulman is Creative Director of the PANTONE Color Institute. His career spans over 35 years in product development at companies including Bloomingdale's and Burlington Industries, where he served as Fashion Director and Director of Merchandising. As Vice President of PANTONE Fashion + Home, Tod was instrumental in the re-branding of the product line. Tod also served as Vice President of Product Development at Myron Corporation, a promotional consumer products company.


Laurie Pressman leads the business and creative strategy for the PANTONE Color Institute and the PANTONE Fashion + Home product line. She has over 20 years of experience in product development and merchandising for fashion and home furnishings brands and retailers including Federated Merchandising Group (currently known as Macy’s Merchandising Group). Laurie currently sits on the Home Products Board at Fashion Institute of Technology and the Fashion Advisory Board at Savannah College of Art and Design.


Global color direction including visual inspiration and color harmonies 6 – 24 months ahead of the season.


Our color reports and PANTONEVIEW color forecasts provide a global point of view on the movement of color across current and future seasons.

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PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner

PANTONEVIEW Home+Interiors

MAGIC Color Card

PANTONE Spring 2016Fashion Color Report

PANTONE2015 Color of the Year


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