Pantone Charts 60 Years Of The Queen’s Fashion In Color

Pantone Charts 60 Years Of The Queen’s Fashion In Color

To mark her Diamond Jubilee, six decades of her style are marked on a color wheel.

Yi Chen
  • 5 june 2012

Pantone teamed up with its creative agency Leo Burnett London to chart six decades of style for Queen Elizabeth II. The limited edition Diamond Jubilee Color Guide celebrates the Queen’s colorful fashion sense over the last 60 years. Some of the outfits include the ‘Primrose Yellow’ outfit the Queen wore to William and Kate’s wedding, and also the ‘Lilac Snow’ ensemble she wore last year while visiting Northumberland.

Some of the more notable colors preferred by the Queen includes ‘Primrose Yellow,’ ‘Crystal Blue,’ ‘Pink Carnation,’ and ‘Ice Green.’ Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains that these favored colors make a strong style statement, and a monochromatic color scheme delivers a more “stately air” and won’t “detract attention from the wearer.”

Justin Tindall, Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett London, commented that:

When you see footage, or read commentary, of Queen Elizabeth on her official engagements, at a Royal Wedding or even watching her horse race at the Derby, there is always mention of what she’s wearing. It has been an ever-present subtext to the 60-year reign of our Monarch.



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