In honour of the Queen’s 60th year on the throne, Vogue studied every outfit she had worn for the last 12 months to find out her favourite colour…can you guess it? See the image below for results…
In other Queen and colour-related news… Pantone and Leo Burnett London teamed up to create a limited edition colour guide of the Queen’s coordinated ensembles. The guide is numbered featuring PANTONE Colour references citing the date and location that defines the queen’s choice. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute®, discussed some of the Queen’s most notable colour selections:
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow: ”The Queen’s royal wedding outfit from 2011 was Primrose Yellow. Yellow is a colour that speaks to the future with hope and optimism. William’s wedding was a time of national celebration and this choice of yellow complements the joyous mood of the occasion. It’s a colour that is high visibility (befitting a queen), while still not detracting from the bride.”
PANTONE 13-4411 Crystal Blue: ”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. Blue is also seen as de-stressing so it’s no surprise she was sporting a serene blue to a Royal Garden Party in 2010.”
The Queen Palette project was developed at Leo Burnett London by art directors/copywriters Will Thacker and Blake Waters, executive creative director Justin Tindall, print producer Chris Dale, art buyer Leah Mitchell. Artwork, creative imaging and colour management was by Mundocom. Photographer was Andy Rudak.