Secret Meetings & The Color Choices We Make

Pantone Colors of the Year.  Ever notice that colors appear suddenly in home furnishings, clothes, paint, basically everything with color?  You don’t care for it at first but then it starts growing on you, little by little.  Then one day a color you hated six months ago is in your kitchen?  There is actually a company, Pantone, best known for its color space matching system, that declares a particular color “Color of the Year”.

Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year.  The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products. 

See the colors of the year 2015 and start thinking about where you will introduce it in your home!

Pantone’s Colors of the Year


I found the background of the color process and the company very interesting and you may as well.  Overview of Pantone Company according to Wikipedia.