Each year, with the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year, I wonder, "How in the world do they decide?" and harumph, "Who made them the color boss?" According to The Color Revolution by historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk, such announcements aren't, as I cynically half-suspected, decreed by a "secretive cabal" of fashion, home-dec, and consumer product executives but rather, the result of a "careful reading of cultural trends and consumer taste," and a sort of organic next step in an unfolding history of consumer color choices and preferences. I've got to admit that I never thought about it that way!
If you're curious to read more about the fascinating history of color and consumer trends, you'll want to enter our drawing for a copy of The Color Revolution. Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, this book is certain to deepen your appreciation for the role of color in the things that you see, buy, and use every day. To enter our drawing, just enter your comment below or on the corresponding Facebook post and do include your Spoonflower screen name or some other means of contacting you in case you're our winner. Entries will close next Tuesday, 10/9 at 7pm EST and we'll announce a winner on 10/10. Good luck to you all!
Last week, we gave away no fewer than five prizes to celebrate the launch of Spoonflower's new wallpaper and wall decals. The five winners of a large-size wall decal were Kirablossoms in Colorado, SEF in the UK, Voxwoman in New Jersey, Tara McGowan/Art Tree Designs in Texas, and Hanahula in (presumably) Hawaii. Congratulations to you all, and we'll be in touch shortly!