PANTONE’s color of the year!

With the new year already in full swing, we wanted to take a moment to highlight Pantone’s Color of the Year as well as their Spring 2015 Fashion Colors!

Pantone is “the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries … known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”¹ Think of them as the official guide for all things color, the official color chemists, whether in fashion, fabrics or manufacturing.

This year, the official color of the year is: MARSALA (Pantone 18-1438).

Source: http://pantone.com/images/COY/2015/pages-Main/Pantone_Introducing_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_banner.jpg
Source: http://pantone.com/images/COY/2015/pages-Main/Pantone_Introducing_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_banner.jpg

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth.” – 
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

This year, try to find some new and exciting ways to use it throughout your home decor, in your fabric creations, and in your own personal style! It will be a great addition for weddings, sewing projects and more! Pantone’s website provides some great photos of ways to incorporate the color into your life, as well as color combinations that work well with Marsala.

For Spring 2015 Fashion, Pantone offers a unique blend of colors they’ve titled “En Plein Air” (In The Open Air).

Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

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Source: http://pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2015&pid=11

 

This year’s colors include: Aquamarine (14-4313), Scuba Blue (16-4725), Lucite Green (14-5714), Classic Blue (19-4052), Toasted Almond (14-1213), Strawberry Ice (16-1720), Tangerine (15-1247), Custard (13-0720), Marsala (18-1438), Glacier Gray (14-4102), Dusk Blue (16-4120), Treetop (18-1035), Woodbine (18-0538), Sandstone (16-1328), Titanium (17-4014), Lavender Herb (16-3310).

Fall 2015 colors will be announced soon! For more info, visit the Pantone website. It’s very informative and insightful for all things color! http://www.pantone.com

¹ All quotes, information, and pictures via http://www.pantone.com.

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