2015 pantone color of the year | marsala

will 2015 be a year of contrasts?

if color forecasts are any indication, then maybe so.  color authority pantone, a division of x-rite that provides professional color standards for the design industries, named marsala as the color of the year for 2015.

‘marsala is a color that exudes confidence and stability’

-leatrice eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute®


living room | interior design by james magni

photo credit erhard pfeiffer

bedroom | london, UK | interior design by michael s. smith

via architectural digest

dries van noten | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

celine | winter 2014 collection | mini luggage handbag multicolor | vermilion

photo credit celine

isabel marant | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits marcus tondo | indigitalimages.com

sherwin-williams paints selected another red hue, coral reef, as the color of the year for 2015.

‘coral reef is an uplifting color’

-jackie jordan, sherwin-williams director of color marketing


living room | interior design by jay jeffers

via tobi fairley

 bedroom | interior designer unknown

via finding shibusa

missoni | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credits yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

aquazzura | resort 2015 collection | beverly hills sandal | coral

photo credit barneys new york

but, benjamin moore paints chose a complementary color, guilford green, as the 2015 color of the year.

‘guilford green is a color that signifies fresh energy and growth’

-ellen o’neill, creative director at benjamin moore

living room | piedmont, CA | interior design by barbara barry

photo credit barbara barry

 bedroom | the peninsula beverly hills hotel | interior design by alessandra branca

photo credit alessandra branca


erdem | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yanni vlamos | indigitalimages.com

chloe | winter 2014/2015 collection | marcie handbag | baobob green

photo credit net a porter

bottega veneta | spring 2015 ready to wear collection

photo credit yannis vlamos | indigitalimages.com

could it be coincidental that sherwin-williams and pantone both featured red and green in their marketing materials?

photo credit sherwin-williams
 photo credits pantone
or, that berry red is one of the colors that benjamin moore suggests to combine with guilford green.
photo credit evolution of style

when you mix complementary colors like red and green together, you create brown.

color wheel

johann wolfgang von goethe | theory of colors | 1810

photo credit color system

pantone is receiving mixed reviews for choosing a color with brown undertones, like marsala, as the color of the year for 2015.

PS.  now, ppg pittsburgh paints has announced that blue paisley is their 2015 COTY (color of the year).

could no trend direction be the trend direction for 2015?

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