Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the yearAs a designer, I feel compelled to share with you Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015. However, I must go on record as not being a fan of this year’s color! In that I am not a designer that is driven by the latest color trend, I feel no obligation to use this color…unless of course I am directed to do so by a client!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

This color simply is much to “muddy” looking for me and lacks clarity. Not to mention it reminds me of mauve…which makes me shudder!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the yearI can’t seem to find any affection for this color either in interior elements or in fashion…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

Perhaps I could make these trims from Kravet, which are inspired by Marsala work somewhere….

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

Why not simply stick with Marsala as a wine…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

Marsala is a wine produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily. The wine is traditionally served as an aperitif between the first and second courses of a meal. Marsala wine is frequently used in cooking for making a Marsala sauce , by reducing the wine to a syrup with onions or shallots and then adding mushrooms and herbs…as in “Chicken or Veal Marsala”. This delicious Chicken Marsala from Saveur magazine looks like a better way to use marsala!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

My final word on Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is this… I would much prefer to drink or eat my Marsala than to design with it or wear it!

I would be interested to hear you take on this color!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents pantone color of the year

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9 Responses to Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015!

  1. franki says:

    I just purchased a chiffon/lace blouse in this color … it almost falls into the brown/burgundy range and love the way it looks with deep wine velvet pants. I probably wouldn’t do an entire re-model around it, however! 🙂 franki

  2. Cindy Stierhoff says:

    I love this color, wine or Marsala sounds good to me. As a blonde, I really think it works with my skin tone and wish it would come around more. I would use it as an accessory in a house, but not the walls or fabrics and not a coffee machine either, lol.
    Love your style Katheyn, you brighten my day when your blog arrives.

    Cindy

  3. Luke says:

    Marsala as a color really washes out a space and makes those ladies look really tired.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Thanks for your kind words Cindy! I agree about that horrible looking coffee maker and if you love the color, I am certain that it would be beautiful with your blonde hair. I think your idea of using it as an accessory is a good idea also. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  5. Regina says:

    I couldn’t agree more; it’s so depressing to me! Thanks for being so honest!

  6. Cindy Weis says:

    you are right Kathryn, I think it is a hard color both in clothing and in decorating, possibly a pop of that color might work, but so limiting that I couldn’t see it as the lead color in any scenario.

  7. A mauve rose by any other name is still a mauve rose. I’ll take a pass on this one. Cherry Kay

  8. Cindy Stierhoff says:

    I had my colors done by a professional colorist, Jennifer Butler. I sat in front of a mirror in a room with a huge window of light, and she proceeded to take an hour bringing out fabric samples she felt suited my overall appearance and in the end, she announced I was a Summer Rose……

  9. Kathryn says:

    These personal color charts are always very interesting!

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