Pantone’s Colour of the Year is a splash of optimism
Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2015 has everyone seeing red. And that’s because the colour is Marsala, a rich and warm almost terra-‐cotta shade of red.
As we’ve had a few months to digest this colour choice (it was announced last December), it’s worth considering how we feel about it now. Because when it was first announced, reactions were mixed. Some loved it; others were not so impressed. Colour is after all, a subjective, emotional experience. And Pantone’s colour selections have a wide-‐reaching effect. They’re used in many industries, including fashion, home décor, interiors, graphics and packaging. In other words, Pantone’s colour choices dictate colour trends.