Color of the Year 2015


Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015.

color_of_the_year_2015“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Marsala for Interiors
Complex and full-bodied without overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws.


Upbeat, optimistic Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal


CLEVELAND, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Perfectly suited to celebrate a mid-decade year that’s poised for revitalization, Coral Reef (SW 6606) is Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect melange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space.

Pulled from the Sherwin-Williams Buoyant palette, Coral Reef channels floral components, which are prominently featured in current fashion trends. Other palette colors are reminiscent of vintage floral patterns, influenced by natural-healing botanicals and the trend for green urban spaces.

Coral Reef embodies the cheerful approach to design that we’re seeing for the coming year. Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary. Simply add this carefree color to your home’s palette and watch your creativity blossom,” said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

Although Coral Reef has the chutzpah to stand by itself on a single accent wall or object like a front door or piece of furniture, its outgoing personality begs for company. Colors that make it truly sing include Cotton White (SW 7104) and Black Fox (SW 7020), as well as other floral hues, such as the Baroness (SW 6837) and lush greens, such as Paradise (SW 6720).

To relax it slightly, Coral Reef works with warm neutrals such as Sedate Gray (SW 6169) or buttery yellows like Hubbard Squash (SW 0044). Driftwood, medium wood tones and metal finishes also complement its flower-garden hue. For vintage quality that’s hard to beat, Coral Reef and aged matte brass make a perfect pair.

Benjamin Moore

Monochromatic colors feel right, right now. Try warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue. It’s one chromatic concept, gracefully flowing room to room.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2015Guilford Green (HC-116) is the color that ties this all together, Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of the Year. A neutral color that is natural. A silvery green that works a wide range of color combinations – from neutrals to daring shades.

Through Benjamin Moore’s research and travel across the globe, four color families emerged suggesting bolder color and confident choices. Color layering is so easy, see how you won’t be able to live without it. Discover the berry, green, blush and blue paint color collections.