Vote For Your Favorite Pantone Color Of The Year!
From deep purples to bright yellows, Pantone’s Color Of The Year has taken us on a spin around the color wheel. “The Pantone Color Of The Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.
We’re looking back at Pantone’s picks over the past 10 years — and we want to know which one you liked the most. Click through this gallery and vote for your favorite Color Of The Year below!
Pantone picked this provocative purple shade in tribute to the “mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
This fresh and zesty hue is illustrative “of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors,” reads Pantone’s press release for Greenery. Used boldly on cabinets, the nature-inspired color brings warmth to this open-concept kitchen.
Much like the wine that gives Marsala its name, this deep hue “is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty… and interiors.” H&H design editor Jennifer Koper chose a similar color for her condo bedroom, adding a dose of richness and sophistication.
Pantone’s 2014 Color Of The Year was a bright pink-purple hue, staying on the same end of the color wheel as 2015’s Marsala. Says Leatrice, “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Given its association with gemstones, emerald in a space feels both sophisticated and luxurious. “Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important.” In this kitchen, green cabinetry shakes up a light, Scandi-inspired palette.
A bathroom wall with stripes painted in this spirited orange hue is attention-getting. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy,” says Leatrice. For more ideas on how to decorate with orange, click here.
Patterned textiles, wallpaper and accessories in a Honeysuckle-inspired pink give this bedroom a lively flair. “Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going — perfect to ward off the blues.”
“Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of well-being,” reads a Pantone press release. In this Emily Henderson-designed living room, Turquoise accents are right on trend.
Set against white walls and a quiet rug, a cheery yellow sofa is the hero of this living room. Pantone chose yellow as its 2009 Color Of The Year for its uplifting nature: “The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance. Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
“Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple,” Blue Iris is a stylish choice for those who aren’t afraid of a splash of color on the walls.