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“Blink” Inspiration: Pantone Colour of the Year 2015

Pantone colour of the year 2015 'Marsala'

Pantone colour of the year 2015 ‘Marsala’

So the colour experts at Pantone have decided that 2015 is all about this bronzy, reddish kinda tone that they have named ‘Marsala’. This is a decision made by a group of colour specialists from all sorts of industries and disciplines. They whittle down the 2000+ colours to just one each year and then make this pronouncement.

As a member of the fashion industry who uses colour constantly, and usually via Pantone standards, I must admit that this always bemuses me slightly. Colour is about so much more than just the shade itself so I’m not quite sure of the significance of this. I think far more important would be if they teamed this up with a statement about matte versus metallic, dense or sheer, textural or flat, in combination with…

Well, I guess that’s what we shall see as the seasonal development progresses. So, what do you think? To ‘marsala’ or not to ‘marsala’?

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