As they do every year in the first week of December, Pantone is going to reveal their 2015 Color of the Year for interior design. Since furniture, textile, and wall covering industries all around the world employ the Pantone Color Matching System, the news always sparks excitement.

A secret panel of industry experts meets in Europe to choose the Color of the Year. The winner is picked as the color that best reflects the essence of the year and includes a justification. The 2014 Radiant Orchid fostered more creativity and originality, which are highly prized in today’s society. 2013’s Emerald represented development, renewal, and wealth.

The ultimate choice of the Color of the Year is a reflection of what is happening in entertainment, the art world, travel destinations, and technology. Trends in fashion, film, and art all have a role in this decision. pantone inspiration

Calypso Blue has been identified as the color for 2015 by Robert Allen, and Guilford Green has been identified as the color for Benjamin Moore. Paint firms and textile designers offer their own forecasts regarding the it color.

The majority of previous Pantone winners have been bright colors, however neutrals and pastels have occasionally appeared as Colors of the Year. Here are some examples of previous winners:

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I support a particular hue of green. I’m currently crushing on muted hues, and due to their organic, earthy appeal, I predict that darker, less saturated greens will remain popular in 2015. Of course, I’d enjoy seeing any deep blue color as well!

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I figured I’d ask everyone to play along just for fun. Place your bets before the big announcement is made! Which color do you think will be the year’s color? Take the poll below and cast your vote. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts if you could explain your decision in the comments.

A webinar with VP Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Institute will be held on December 9 if you want an inside look at how Pantone chose the Color of the Year and how it will be reflected in clothing and home décor.





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