Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

Pantone should be announcing the 2015 Color of the Year any day now. I'm excited to see what it is. As much as I liked 2014's Radiant Orchid as a color, it's not something that made much of an appearance in my crafting. (It goes without saying that it did not make much of an appearance in my wardrobe, as I haven't intentionally followed a clothing trend since wearing rugby shirts, popped collars, pegged pants, and multiple pairs of socks in 8th grade.)   

The Spring 2015 Color Report is called 'En Plein Air. It features colors that take "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.” I'd recommend reading the whole report and/or watching the video. It is very interesting. Here are the colors we should be seeing in 2015:


It's a nice palette, especially the blues. I like Toasted Almond and Glacier Gray as neutrals. I like Strawberry Ice, Tangerine Orange, and Custard Yellow too. The only color I don't like at all is Marsala Red. I'm not crazy about Lucite Green. I hope neither of them is named the Color of the Year.  

Here's a look back at the previous Color of the Year selections:


I'd say we're due for a blue! I'd love to see Classic Blue as the 2015 Color of the Year, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Glacier Gray. I've been seeing a lot of both in the sneak peeks that scrapbooking companies are beginning to release. 

What are your thoughts? How do you like the 2015 palette? Any predictions (or hopes) for Color of the Year?

11 comments:

  1. I didn't like last years color ... and I don't really remember seeing it out there ... I do know that gray seemed huge last year ... or maybe I am watching too much HGTV :)

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    1. No such thing as too much HGTV. And I agree- gray was huge last year.

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  2. Brown and Gray are my favorite colors so I'm liking these! But I don't always use my favorite colors in scrapping, choosing instead to go w/ the colors of the photos...

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  3. I actually like all the colours for 2015. Guess we need a blue for Pantone colour of the year.

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  4. Glacier Gray is not in the Women's fashion palette so for it to be a color of the year would be odd. My recollection of the presentation when they brought out these colors was that blue was a background color but found everywhere. So, to be the featured color it would be a bit odd to say it was in the background. Since the only common colors in all palettes are toasted almond, classic blue and marsala red, I'm leaning to Marsala but I'm not counting Classic Blue out. Toasted Almond is a bit of a stretch as neutrals are not usually a color of the year choice - though there's a first time for everything!

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    1. Excellent analysis. I'd be fine with Toasted Almond, but I'm still rooting for Classic Blue.

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  5. Looks like from the report that the image you shared leaves out 6 of the colors...so there are a few other options for Color of the Year.
    I am curious to see what color will "win" - it sure does seem like Classic Blue is popping up everywhere, but I didn't see much of last year's color anywhere and that didn't seem to stop it from being Color of the Year.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The image does leave out the men's colors, which seem to be automatically out of the running unless they're also in the women's palette.

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  6. Ooh, I really like the Scuba Blue! I agree that it's time for a blue, and I'd take Classic Blue as well. I agree, I like either blue (including Aquamarine) with Toasted Almond and Glacier Gray. They also work well with Strawberry Ice, Tangerine Orange and Custard Yellow. I'm still loving the yellow/gray trend, and even love a pool blue color with all shades of gray and black. I'm even trying to venture into brightening up my wardrobe with several of these colors! :)

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  7. I guess I made the correct assessment of the data. I think I'll like to see Marsala in products. Happy it is a shade. Bright clear hues are nice but harder to mix with other colors.

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  8. I can't wait to see how the chosen color shows up this next year! :)

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