Believe it or not, 2015 is around the corner. Come January, we’ll have a brand new year, and with it, Pantone’s color of the year.
While Pantone hasn’t announced the official color of 2015, the company has released a color palette for spring. These colors are deemed the “it” colors of the year, trending on runways and in art and design. You’ll see them in catalogs, commercials, department stores and many other places.
Unlike 2014’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, we can already see that 2015’s colors are headed in a more natural, soft direction. Hot colors include several blue hues (Aquamarine, Scuba and Classic Blue) as well as Custard (a soft lemon yellow), Lucite Green (a sharp mint) and Marsala (a reddish brick brown). Pantone says that all the colors follow an “en plain air” theme that is natural, warm and subtle-looking.
“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,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in recent report. “Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”
I’m excited to see what lucky color is awarded the title, “Color 2015,” and to see what else the new year brings!