Are You Ready for Pantone Color of the Year 2018? Here’s a Recap!

One color to rule them all. But first, let’s recap the last 7 years…

Every year, in the early weeks of December, Pantone unveils to the world the color trend that will rule the following year. And while we have yet to know which will be the Color of the Year for 2018, last year around the same time the Color Institute let the world know Greenery. But, what about before that? Time to place your bets on the Pantone Color of the Year 2018, because we are about to make a quick recap of the last 7 colorful years!


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7. Honeysuckle (2011)

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Going all the way back to 2011, Pantone chose as its color of the year the bright and cheerful Honeysuckle. “Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting.”

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6. Tangerine Tango (2012)

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For the following year, Pantone kept things the bright and warm with Tangerine Tango, that is still in our minds. Acting almost as a reinforcement of the energy Honeysuckle brought us all in 2012, “Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.

5. Emerald (2013)

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4. Radiant Orchid (2014)

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Going in a completely different direction, Pantone Color of the Year 2014 was Radiant Orchid! The best way to describe it is using Pantone’s own words: “Radiant Orchid […] is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

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3. Marsala (2015)

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Again, in a stunning turn of events, Pantone wowed everyone with darker and more earthy tone back in 2015: Marsala. Presented as a more neutral and unifying tone, Marsala makes for “an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.

2. Rose Quartz & Serenity (2016)

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And when everyone thought Pantone couldn’t be any more unpredictive, they presented their gorgeous 2016 Color of the Year mash-up, pairing Rose Quartz with Blue Serenity! The first time ever pairing of two colors created a sense of peace and easiness, just what Pantone was looking to advocate for in 2016.

1. Greenery (2017)

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

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Finally, after such a fast-paced year such as 2016, Pantone wanted to create a shift in our daily lives. In order to inspire that shift, the Color Institute presented Greenery, an approach and invitation to make us more connected with our surroundings, focusing on what’s important.

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Our bets for 2018

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For 2018, we are betting either a new and unexpected twist, with Pantone presenting 2018’s Color of the Year as a darker tone such as navy or, who knows, even black! Or maybe just a slight change in shades, going from the Greenery cold hue to a warmer tone such as pale yellow.


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