Pantone Colour of The Year 2015


As a Queenslander who supports the Maroons and wore a maroon uniform for 7 years to primary school, and someone who prefers red wine to white wine I can still be honest and say I really, really don’t like the 2015 Pantone Colour of The Year – Marsala.

Mighty Maroons

After years of bright, clean happy colours like Radiant Orchid, Emerald, Tangerine Tango, Mimosa and Honeysuckle it’s a HUGE turn around to go for something dark and gloomy.


Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute says it has an organic and sophisticated air as well as a vintage but neutral feel. Does that mean old and daggy? She also says the name marsala is “feel-good” evoking pleasant memories and inspiring consumers to invest in the hue.


I did think it will fit nicely into the colours and trends predicted by Victoria Redshaw at the Future Trends Seminar I attended in July. But I still don’t like it.


So what do you think? Will you be moving out the greys and into the browns again? Maybe moderation is key and surround it with other fresh, happy colours.



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