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Color of the Year ?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Pantone is about to announce their Color of the Year for 2015 for interior design as they do every year in the first week of December. The announcement always generates excitement since the Pantone Color Matching System is used industry wide by furniture, textile, and wall covering companies across the globe.

The Color of the Year is determined by a secret group of industry professionals that gather in Europe, the winner is chosen as one that captures the spirit of the year, and includes a reason with it. “2013’s Emerald served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity; 2014’s Radiant Orchid encouraged expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Trends in fashion, film, and art all contribute to the final selection of the Color of the Year, the final choice is a reflection of what’s happening in entertainment, the art world, travel destinations, and technology. pantone inspiration

Paint companies and textile designers make their own predictions as to what colors are the “it” color, Robert Allen has declared it to be Calypso Blue and Benjamin Moore has announced Guilford Green as their color for 2015.

Most of the Pantone winners from the past have been bold hues but neutrals and pastels have popped up as Color of the Year before.  Here’s a reminder of the winners from the past:  pantone color of the year

I’m rooting for a shade of green. I have a crush on muted versions right now and I think deeper less saturated greens will continue to trend in 2015 for their earthy organic appeal. Of course I’d love to see any shade of deep blue too!

ling green wallpaper

graham & brown

For fun, I thought I’d ask you all to play along. Before the big announcement is made, place your bets! Take this survey below and vote for your pick, which hue do you think will be Color of the Year for 2015? Feel free to explain your choice in the comments, I’m curious what you think!



If you want an inside glimpse into how Pantone made the decision for the Color of the Year and how it will translate into fashion and home decor, they’re offering a webinar with VP Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Institute, happening on December 9th, details here

Color of the Year?

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

The buzz at the beginning of December in the design world is what will the Pantone Color of the Year be? Last year the announcement was Emerald and we all went crazy for it, it was wonderful to have such a rich jewel tone step into the spotlight.

pantone color of the year emerald 2013

In late 2011, we saw Tangerine Tango named Color of the Year for 2012 and subsequently it popped up in so many textiles and home accessories.

tangerine tango color of the year

Here is the history of colors that came before them, ranging from vivid reds and oranges to softer shades of blue and even a neutral.

pantone color of the year history

Some designers have taken a guess at what they think/hope the Color of the Year for 2014 will be, you can read that here. 

What about you? Is it time for a shade of purple? Will it be another red? A lighter version of green? A subdued neutral like we saw in 2006? There were a lot of opinions shared on Facebook yesterday. I’d love to see a paler pink shade like apricot or blush be named, and I’m always a fan of any shade of blue. What about you? What color do you think or hope it will be? 

Follow the Pantone Color of the Year 2014 hashtag on Facebook and #coloroftheyear on Twitter to find out the announcement coming this week!

image sources: pantone / plenty of colour