The 2015 Color of the Year (and 7 Ways to Decorate With It)
Pantone's surveyed the design, entertainment and tech fields to predict this year's "it" shade—and it instantly warms up any room. Here's proof.
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And the Winner Is...
Every year, the Pantone Institute looks at all realms of pop culture—from movie sets to the latest tech trends—to determine the color they believe you'll be seeing everywhere in the year to come. (Remember Meryl Streep's infamous speech about how the color cerulean became popular in 2006's The Devil Wears Prada
? It was Pantone's pick six years earlier.)
This year's choice? Marsala, an earthy reddish shade that's somewhere between wine and Terracotta. The rich color makes textured surfaces look especially lush, which is why the institute recommends using it for rugs and other plush accessories.