Pantone’s Peculiar Pick for 2015 & More Color Predictions

Ha. I haven’t seen this dusty   burgundy color since, oh, the ’90s? Do they really expect us   to   start wearing and decorating with   the brownish-red color Marsala   in 2015? More Trend Talk:

Open or Closed? It’s the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.”

Sherwin-Williams, on the other hand, declared Coral Reef the “It Color” of 2015:

They say, “Coral Reef is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red… reminiscent of vintage floral patterns and inspired by the trend for green urban spaces.” Here’s a pretty example of how the color can be used, via Remodelaholic:

Color trends are funny things because they feel so personal. Gotta point out that my husband never wore a burgundy apron, though. Really. Modern and vintage at the same time. The longer I looked at the photos they used to demonstrate the color, the more nostalgic I started to feel. Think of it like an Army surplus jacket for your room.”
Now that olive green is back in style, will avocado fixtures be next? But at least the orchid was something that made sense with the pastel and gray trend. I thought 2014’s   Radiant Orchid was an odd choice and was kind of   relieved that it never really caught on. The Guardian posted an infographic of the Pantone colors of the year dating back to 2000, and I pretty much prefer every one of them to this year’s Marsala:

What do you think of the color predictions for 2015? And the best part about olive green? It takes me back to the first house I owned and the furniture I filled it with. Pantone is punking us, right? There’s a funny “Mitchell and Webb” parody of House Hunters types of shows in which a British couple makes the mistake of not hating the old avocado bathroom fixtures   that you can watch here   (cracks me up every time):

Benjamin Moore declared a lighter shade the Color of the Year: Guildford Green. I thought a shade of   navy or indigo might make the list, but, BZZZ!, I guessed   wrong. Apartment Therapy had predicted that the color of ’15 would be Olive Green   and used this photo from Sparkle Interiors as an example:

They wrote: “It’s warm and organic. Are you willing to try any of these at home? Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore, explained: “We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space.

Updated: 10.12.2014 — 00:26