A Colour Guide to Royal History
To mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee ad agency Leo Burnett London and Pantone Colour Systems have developed a numbered shade guide to Her Majesty‘s most memorable choices of color for her stately ensembles.
We love a good bit of brand design obsession here at Truly Deeply – but even-so, these guys have shown impressive commitment to the project. The Queen-shaped PMS book contains sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable wardrobe shades, printed by precision imaging using HP indigo technology and is comprised of sixty separate images picturing varying pigments. beginning with color choices dating back to the Queen’s coronation, each of the individual shade references include the date and location of that particular ensemble. Images of her majesties wardrobe selections were matched by Pantone’s emulation system, achieving exact color matching from the pantone shade range.
‘Blue is a colour staple in the Queen’s wardrobe, it’s a colour that communicates constancy and it is also symbolic of her devotion to the British people. Blues traditionally have calming properties and she is often seen wearing them during difficult times…‘.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute
Most memorably in recent times, Her Majesty’s wore a befitting ‘Pantone 13-0755 primrose yellow’ outfit to the wedding of her grandson, Prince William to Kate Middleton in april of 2011.