Pantone unveils new collection for nylon fiber
May 16, 2011,
Carlstadt, NJ - A vivid rainbow of fluorescent-like colors makes up the first palette specifically created for nylon and launched today by Pantone LLC.
Dubbed Pantone Fashion + Home Nylon Brights, the new collection spans 21 electric shades in a nylon format that Pantone said is intended to provide designers developing nylon products "materials with an internationally-recognized standard for accurate color selection, specification and reproduction." As for its bright nature, the palette was made to "serve as powerful inspiration and stimulate a renewed sense of creativity among designers."
While the nylon palette largely targets ready-to-wear categories, also poses new color opportunities to the home sector as "stylish splashes of hot hues."
As Laurie Pressman, Pantone's vp of fashion and home + interiors, told HTT, the time it takes for trends in fashion to get to the home categories is getting "much much shorter."
And that includes bold fluorescents on a nylon medium, she noted.
"After years of playing it safe, consumers are once again embracing color - in a big way," Pressman said.
Pantone, which is an X-Rite Inc. company, is offering nylon brights in two formats. The first is the nylon brights set, which contains 21 loose-format nylon swatches that each measures 1 ¼-inchs-by-4-inchs and are together arranged by color family and presented on a metal ring. A BHT-free amber UV protective pouch is included to protect the colors while not in use.
The second available format comes as grouping of 4-inch-by-4-inch loose-format swatch cards. Spectral data and starting dye formulations - available at www.matchpantonecolors.com - offer quick and accurate color results, Pantone noted.