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In choosing Pantone Colors of the Year, Baltimore native taps cultural influences

In choosing Pantone Colors of the Year, Baltimore native taps cultural influences

As director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman knows that color goes much deeper than what's on the surface.

For a company that specializes in creating hues for various industries, deciding on its Color of the Year requires a deep dive. Eiseman and her team of color experts wanted to express society's thoughts and aspirations in naming rose quartz, a pink shade, and serenity, a light blue, as Pantone's colors for 2016.

"As a society, we are seeking a soothing sense of order and peace, and our colors of the year express that need," said Eiseman, a Baltimore native. "Serenity and rose quartz also [challenge] some more traditional perceptions around...

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