Pantone, the world renowned color authority and color communication system provider, has announced that their color of the year for 2015 is Marsala, an earthy, deep, reddish brown, inspired by wine. Expect to see this color pop up in fashion, housewares and other lifestyle retail as early as Spring. 

Marsala is Pantone's 2015 color of the year

Marsala is Pantone's 2015 color of the year

Benjamin Moore predicts that the colors of walls in 2015 will be soft, muted pastels, continuing to create updated, easy, neutral palates. Their color of the year is the soft, silvery Guilford Green. 

benjamin moore's color of the year is guilford green

benjamin moore's color of the year is guilford green

Sherwin Williams chose the uplifting Coral Reef as it's color of the year, focusing how how the pink, orange and red blend can be used in a wide range of design aesthetics. 

Based on this sampling, it is hard to deny that the late 80s/early 90s are still influencing fashion and decor. The nostalgic Dusty Rose and Miami Vice palettes have gotten a modern makeover. 

In the home, nousDECOR Chief Designer Mark Cutler predicts pastels to start popping up, in updated shades like Tangerine, Sky Blue and Mint Green. Decor will feature a mix of luxurious, varnished furniture from different cultural influences, balancing existing unfinished/reclaimed pieces. Brass is also coming back for hardware, but in a soft, burnished satin finish, instead of the bright, polished brass look of the past. 

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