The Queen’s Pantone Chart

The Queen’s Pantone Chart

I happened to (accidentally) catch some of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee on the TVs at a restaurant a few weeks ago…
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Didn’t really notice the color scheme to the celebration as it looked like it was pouring down rain in the broadcast. But interestingly enough, advertising agency Leo Burnett London and PANTONE teamed up to release a special limited edition color guide to commemorate and showcase the Queen’s color statements throughout her 60 year reign.

The Queen’s  decision to “favour one colour in every outfit is a strong style statement”, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Monochromatic colour schemes make the wearer appear taller, delivering a more stately air – perfect given that Queen Elizabeth is not tall at 5’4’’. Choosing one colour theme also ensures the outfit does not detract attention from the wearer – which is particularly important if you’re the Queen.”

We agree.  Maybe we’ll be able to use some of the colors in future web work. In any case it’s a nifty little Pantone color book!

Check out the full press release on PANTONE’s UK site here.


is Co-founder of Going Interactive and Strategic Director. Doug brings over 27 years of professional experience to the table. He is a seasoned professional with a knack for complex problem solving and common sense approach to usability. Doug has helped to create a variety of award winning work both locally and regionally for clients like Apartment Guide, Rubik's Revolution, The Ron Clark Academy, Prime Time Toys, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Chik-fil-a, and Gardener's Confidence. Doug served as the first ever Interactive President for the Atlanta - AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Chapter.


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