PANTONE Color of the Year
PANTONE Color of the Year 2016
Rose Quartz 13-1520 & Serenity 15-3919
A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Serenity and Rose Quartz are chosen as the Pantone Color of the Year.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2015
A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2014
Radiant Orchid 18-3224
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2013
Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony. Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2012
Tangerine Tango 17-1463
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.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2011
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2010
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 wellbeing.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2009
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.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2008
Blue Iris 18-3943
Blue Iris best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home products. As a reflection of the times, Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspect of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast.
PANTONE Color of the Year 2007
Chili Pepper 19-1557
This engaging, resonant hue strikes a high note for fashion and personal expression as its boldness is appealingly eye-catching, sophisticated and enticing. In a time when personality is reflected in everything from a cell phone to a Web page on a social networking site, Chili Pepper connotes an outgoing, confident, design-savvy attitude.