Featured | 12.21.22

Pantone Chooses Viva Magenta for 2023 Color of the Year

Every year we devote a blog to announcing Pantone's color of the year. This year, the color authority made a very unconventional choice by selecting Viva Magenta, a vibrant shade of red. Pantone's choice is always carefully selected to reflect what’s happening in the world. This year, the experts felt the we needed a color with a sense of warmth and strength after the years of facing a pandemic, economical challenges, and supply chain breakdowns.

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Featured | 09.22.22

Introducing Redend Point, Sherwin Williams' 2023 Color of the Year

This is the time of year when the color authorities begin to make their announcements for color of the year and one of the first is Sherwin Williams who has crowned Redend Point, a blush/beige with pink undertones, as their pick for 2023. This warm neutral is inspired by the natural clays found in the deserts and is a welcome change from the cool grays and whites that have been so popular in recent years.

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Featured | 12.24.21

Pantone Has Created a Brand-New Shade to Crown as Color of the Year

Every year we like to share the news when color authority, Pantone announces the color of the year. Their choice is always carefully chosen to reflect what’s happening in the world and this was first year in their 23-year history where they decided to create a brand-new shade rather than choosing one of their existing colors.

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Trends | 12.21.20

It’s a Tie – Pantone Selects Two Colors of the Year for 2021 - Ultimate Gray and Illumination

Pantone has been selecting a color of the year for over two decades and this is only the second time that they have decided to choose two colors instead of one. The first time was in 2016 with Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue, two pale pastels meant to evoke tranquility and peace. This year, as the renowned color authorities considered their options, they felt the pair of Ultimate Gray and Illumination was the perfect combination to encourage feelings of optimism and resilience.

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Featured | 10.8.20

Urbane Bronze is Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year for 2021

Paint companies and color authorities have started announcing their color of the year selections for 2021. One of the first to be named is Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze - a natural, calming, and serene shade of earthy brown. It seems the experts believe that we need to surround ourselves with hues that will help us to relax. Given the year that 2020 has shaped up to be, we couldn’t agree more!

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Featured | 12.15.19

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, Offers Confidence and Clarity

As we get ready to usher in a new decade, Pantone announced a very safe selection for 2020’s color of the year - Classic Blue. It’s not flashy, unusual or unexpected, but rather a very typical, basic blue, described as the color of the sky at dusk. We’ve become accustomed to the world-renowned color experts making surprising selections like last year’s Living Coral or the unconventional choice they made in 2016 by crowning two colors instead of one with Rose Quartz and Serenity. We were curious about how this selection came about and why and here’s what we found out.

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Featured | 09.30.19

Connect with Nature with the 2020 Colors of the Year

Fall is the time of the year that the paint companies begin announcing their color of the year selections. The picks from three of the top paint companies for 2020 reflect the natural canvases of our world; from the night’s sky to the great depths of ocean, down to the green foliage covering the earth. From those hints you may have guessed that two of the colors are shades of blue and the third is a green hue. Each company referenced a need for coming back to nature as one of the key reasons for selecting their color of the year.

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Featured | 12.9.18

Pantone Selects Bright & Cheerful Living Coral for 2019's Color of the Year

This year marks the 20thyear that global color authority, Pantone, has been selecting a color of the year. Artists, designers, home decor enthusiasts, and fashion aficionados around the world anxiously await the annual announcement. For 2019, the experts have selected Living Coral, which I would describe as a pinky-orange, but the pros say it is a coral shade with a golden undertone. If you’ve ever been snorkeling or diving you may have seen this living creature in its true bold hue.

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Featured | 09.20.18

Welcome to the Southwest: Cavern Clay Announced as 2019 Color of the Year by Sherwin Williams

We always look forward to the fall when paint companies begin to announce their selections for color of the year. It’s not only fun to see what shades have been chosen, but also interesting to learn the reason behind the choice.

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Trends | 12.18.16

Pantone Crowns Greenery as 2017’s Color of the Year

This year, Pantone’s color of the year selection really makes sense to me. Greenery is a bright, yellow-green that reminds me of springtime, especially a beautifully manicured lawn and new growth on trees and shrubs. It’s a color that signifies rebirth and renewal. Perhaps more than any recent year in memory, this color is very reflective of what we all hope a new year has in store for us.

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Trends | 12.19.14

2015’s Color of the Year is Rich, Earthy, & Robust - Say Hello to Marsala!

Every year, a color of the year is crowned by Pantone, the global color authority. This year, Marsala has been selected and it’s the color to look for in fashion, home décor, cosmetics, and even appliances and luggage! Marsala is a robust, red-infused brown that evokes a warm and inviting feeling. In contrast to colors selected in years past, it can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe or décor as a focal color or a complimentary shade.

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Trends | 11.13.13

Color Trends for Spring 2014

The new color trends for Spring 2014 were recently released by Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color. Twice a year they make predictions for the upcoming season, which are heavily based on what is popular on the fashion runways. Decorators pay attention to these trends because the colors that make an impact in the fashion world trickle down into home décor. In this blog we will introduce Pantone’s color trends for Spring and give you some simple ways you can introduce color into your own home without breaking the bank.

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