Every year Pantone, the international colour company, announces its colour of the year. This is a colour they believe reflects fashion, design and style trends, and our emotional state. It’s a ‘mood colour’ for 2015.
Pantone also issues twice-yearly colour palettes: a selection of colours that are picked up by designers and creatives, to use in fashion, cosmetics, decor, product design and homewares.
Pantone’s Colour for 2015 is Marsala – a warm, brown-toned maroon, like the legs of a fine old wine. It has wider applications than 2014’s very distinctive Radiant Orchid, and so will probably enjoy greater adoption.
The colour palette for Spring/Summer 2015 (as it is created in the Northern hemisphere) is called En Plein Air, evoking images of Impressionist art and breezy outdoor living. The tones are very warm and yellow-based, as if seen through a retro Instagram filter. The colours were widely seen on SS15 runways across the world, indicating Pantone has chosen well.

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