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The 2019 Color of the Year – Is it a Color Predictor, Reflector, Shaper, or Failure?

I’ve been following color trends for a living for more than a decade. I study them, report them, and specify them for my clients. I’ve used color trends to develop training and provide advice for professional designers, stagers, Realtors, and homeowners in regard to which paint colors have the most appeal and the longest shelf […]

The Decorologist Announces 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Just announced: the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY: Pantone Yes, the photo is lovely, but cue into the little box in the middle of the picture. THAT’S the color of the year. It’s an acidic, nearly neon, yellow-green. Pantone says the color pick is “a symbol of new beginnings” that is “zesty” […]

Pantone 2017 Color Trend Predictions

Color lovers, the Pantone 2017 Color Trend Predictions are out, and here is the palette: Keep in mind that the Pantone 2017 color trend report relates to fashion mostly, but there is always trickle down into the land of decor and paint colors. You’ll notice these are pretty saturated colors, and I’m betting looks nothing […]

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Congratulations, It’s Twins!

For the very first time, Pantone has announced a duo of colors as Pantone 2016 Color of the Year. Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity I like the idea of a color combination of the year. I am always telling my clients: color is RELATIVE. Relative to other colors around […]

The Great Marsala Controversy – Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

You may have heard the big announcement last week.  You know the one. Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. My first inclination was to NOT write about it because it doesn’t deserve the attention because it is a hot mess.  Yes, that’s my professional opinion.   even the graphic looks dated via

Radiant Orchid, Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

Global color authority, Pantone, just announced that Radiant Orchid is their 2014 Color of the Year.  Wonder how they made the choice?   Radiant Orchid

Pantone 2013 Top Color for Fashion – Monaco Blue

The “it” color of 2013 is Monaco Blue, according to color giant Pantone.   As a Nashville Color Consultant, I think this color is a great pick.  I heard from two sources that this color was announced at High Point Market as Pantone’s Color of the Year over the weekend, but others are saying that […]

Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year Announced: Tangerine Tango!

pantone color of the year 2012

As a Nashville based Color Consultant, it’s my job to pay close attention to the color trends coming down the pike.  Those trends affect what we will see in the stores in the coming year and what options you will have in fashion and home decor.  Scant hours ago, Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango is the […]

2011 Color of the Year . . .

Pantone, the world renown color authority, has announced it’s 2011 Color of the Year.  Honeysuckle Pink!  If I sound excited, it’s because I am.  I love a good pink, and I’m not going to apologize for it.      Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman says, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is […]

Color of the Year – Top Pick for 2010

This lovely turquoise color is Pantone’s color pick of the year for 2010.  What is Pantone, you ask?  Pantone is a longtime sage of the color spectrum. The company creates standardized color palettes used in the design, graphics, cosmetics and fashion industries. Every year, the Color Institute forecasts color trends that tint our everyday lives.  […]