Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2015 Pantone Color Of The Year

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To Pantone or not, to Pantone - that is the question.

Do you Pantone? I admit it. I am obsessed with the Pantone color of the year...each and every year. Do I do anything with this information? No. No I do not. I always tell myself I am going to do SOMETHING with the knowledge of the Pantone color of the year. I am going to design an entire line of patterns all done using the Pantone color of the year.

And I have good intentions of incorporating it into my life each year. I really do. Then...I do nothing. Nada. Zero. Zilch. I sit and stare at the color on Pinterest and that's about it. I may even pine a little after the color. Still, nothing comes of it. Sometimes in March, I whisper to myself that I simply must incorporate it into my wardrobe. And...you guessed it. Nope! It's October before I remember that I don't own a single garment or accessory in the glorified color.

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And just what is the Pantone color of 2015? So glad you asked. Marsala. Yes, you read that correctly. It's Marsala. I have no clue what Marsala is. I really don't.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®: "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth." Ms. Eiseman, I mean no disrespect, however, Marsala seems to be the muddy cousin of Pomegranate. That doesn't mean I don't like it. I'm just saying that it strikes me as very "earthy" at first glance. I think I can work with this.

And for the curious crocheters and crafters now reading this, a history of Pantones.

A history of Pantones, because color.

Maybe, just maybe, 2015 will be different. Or not. I'm not much for trends to be honest. They are great in theory. It's just that I never quite catch on until the trend is about three years old. It's kind of sad. Ah well. I plan to go yarn hunting (after the holidays) for something in the Marsala color family. Or Pomegranate, because it's slightly more cheerful. And technically that still counts right?

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Tia

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