Trend Alerts: Pantone's Biscay Bay

A deep, mysterious teal, Pantone’s Biscay Bay is one of the top colors for this fall. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute,“The cool and confident Biscay Bay inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, taking us to a place that’s pleasant and inviting.”

Ashley Nielsen, marketing manager for S&S Activewear (asi/84358), sheds light on the color’s importance in the promotional industry and beyond.“This is a great eye-catching color that can be paired with nearly every color palette,” she says.“Just because teal isn’t the color of the company or organization that you’re promoting doesn’t mean it can’t be used.”

Men, women and children can wear this flattering shade effortlessly.“The color itself is fresh and bright without being over the top and allows a variety of colors to pair with it without fighting one another,” Nielsen says. Depending on how adventurous your clients get, teal can pair with nearly any color. However, she adds,“generally you see it paired with something within the blue, green, black or white families.”

The Ogio Ladies’ Leveler (LOG119) from SanMar (asi/84863; circle 99 on Free Info Card) features a subtle micro stripe. It’s made with 100% poly jersey with wicking technology and features a banded hem with ruching.

Shown in navy/aqua, the polyester Sail Tote (A234) from Vitronic (asi/93990; circle 100 on Free Info Card) includes front and slide slip pockets and measures 16” x 14” x 3 ¼”.

Consisting of 50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon for a fitted look, the Bella + Canvas Unisex Triblend Short Sleeve T-Shirt (3413) from Americana Sportswear (asi/35722; circle 101 on Free Info Card) is available in 20 colors and in sizes XS-4XL; decorated by Howard Potter, CEO of Utica, NY-based A&P Master Images (asi/702505; circle 102 on Free Info Card).

With leatherette construction, the Lola Clutch Wallet from Gemline (asi/56070; circle 103 on Free Info Card) measures 7” x 4 ¼” x 1 ¼” and features a hand strap, snap closure, interior zippered pocket and three card slots.