Without a doubt, the new decade will be broadcast in color. Specifically, bright, bold colors.
Pantone’s official spring/summer color palate of 2020 combines our collective (and conflicting) “desire for stability, creativity and more spontaneous design approaches … heritage and tradition with a colorful youthful update that creates strong multi-colored combinations as well as energizing and optimistic pairings,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The bright, playful palate includes a colors like Flame Scarlet, Saffron, Biscay Green, Mosaic Blue, Chive, Orange Peel, Coral Pink and Sunlight.
You could say Mexico City is a spectrum ahead when it comes to using bright colors with an energizing effect. That’s the case at Panango, Chef Carlos Gaytan’s 18-seat, fast-casual concept opened recently in Chicago that’s rooted in the Mexican tradition of artisan bread making — and eye-popping color.
The effervescent tones imagined by Cadena + Asociados Concept Design include pinks, blues, yellows and greens paired with playful animal imagery derived from artisans who make tenangos, a unique embroidery style created in the Mexican state of Hidalgo.
“Panango lives in bright colors as a true reflection of its Mexican heritage and diversity in expression,” said Ignacio Cadena of Cadena + Asociados. “While we weren’t intentionally playing into any particular trends, we incorporated colors in a bright, playful manner against a chic, clean backdrop of white to emphasize the vibrant and colorful culture.”