Friday, December 5, 2014

2015 Colors of the Year

Pantone chose Marsala, "a naturally robust and earthy wine red", as their 2015 Color of the Year. "This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors," said Leatrice Wiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

For more on the subject of Marsala, check out Adrianne's post at On the Windy Side. She has some fantastic ideas about how to incorporate the color into your color scheme for a quilt. She also has a feature on Sew Mama Sew post sharing how Marsala translates to fabric. This is useful information, especially if you are interested in joining in not the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge.
2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala
Giliford Green was selected as Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year. Ellen O'Neill, the Creative Director, describes it as a, "neutral that's natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whoosed on a wall, and a whole lot of happily ever after."
The Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year is Coral Reef. The website describes it as an "upbeat and optimistic" "melange of pink, orange and red". Jackie Jordan, the Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing says, "Its unexpected versatility brings life to a range of design aesthetics, whether traditional, vintage, cottage or contemporary."

So what do you think? Which is your favorite?
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  1. I'm not sure 2015 is going to be the year I hit high fashion looking at all of those - I like the silvery green but the Pantone is a little muted for my taste - I think I'll be sticking with my lights and brights!

  2. Coral Reef as I love my orange hues. As a matter of fact just yesterday I was searching for a coral quilt backing at a local quilt shop.
    Maybe I'll get a swatch from Sherman Williams to take w/me!

  3. Ugggh these are all too pastel for me. At least the Marsala reminds me of the red earth around NM. But it doesn't excite or interest me as a quilting color...and I don't think I have any of it in my stash.

  4. I love red, so Marsala is it for me. I do like lighter tones in a quilt, but only to contrast with the jewel tones, and saturated colors.
    Yes, Renee, I think of red as an earthtone, too. CA has lots of burnt orange dirt.

  5. Green is always my favorite color