In Search of Neon
My love for neon has infused my blog and in my search for the official hex values for neon yellow, pink, red, and blue, I found myself at the Pantone website, hoping to find a free listing of neon colors. I was surprised that no such list exists. Though Pantone has catalogs of colors available as fandecks, they actually sell for hundreds of dollars. To my delight, Pantone has an iPhone app in which all of the catalogs are available for a mere ten bucks!
A Color Standard
Anyway, I was glad to finally get acquainted with Pantone. Before yesterday, I only knew that Pantone had something to do with color and now I know that Pantone is a standard for professionals who want to communicate exact colors to each other. For example, if you want your room painted “Seafoam Green” and you don’t want your color-blind painter to apply her version of Seafoam Green, you would tell her, “Make that Pantone 3375 U, please.” And you would get the exact color you want. Pretty cool, right? Well, at least that’s how I understand it. :)
Fashion & Home: Nylon Brights
Well, I finally found the colors that I think of as neon, but Pantone doesn’t agree with me! What I call “Neon”, they call “Nylon Brights”. And their neons are pretty weird — more like lukewarm pastels. Oh well, I like my neons better and here they are: