THANK YOU, PANTONE!!! Thank you, thank you, for giving us Greenery this year! Talk about a much-needed lift! 15-0343 Greenery. What a fresh, optimistic color! Cause for celebration! A grassy green with enough lime to give it some energy and playfulness. Greenery is a straightforward, honest green that wants the best for all of us. It turns […]
Happy New Year, Gentle Readers! I’m going to begin 2015 with a declaration: BOSSY COLOR’S COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2015 IS BRIGHT NAVY. I don’t usually have a color of the year, but this year is different. It’s been several weeks since the announcement that “Marsala,” (18-1438, for those keeping track) is Pantone’s color of the year for […]
We’re in for a rough year, Gentle Readers. By now you’ve heard the news that Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is 18-1438 Marsala. Yes. That Marsala. Jura Koncius at The Washington Post broke the news to me, and my reaction was less than positive. I sat with the news for a few days. And […]
The news is out: Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 is 18-3224, Radiant Orchid. UGH. Now, you may be thinking, “Hold it right there, missy! Mere weeks ago you were telling us about your new-found acceptance of purple. Are you backpedaling? Are you now against it after being for it, or whatever?” NO, Gentle […]
Need more tips about using Pantone’s color of the year to make your home au courant? Look no further than today’s article in The Kansas City Star: “Dare to Dabble in Bold Emerald.” Thanks so much for including me, KCS! I suggested that layering Emerald Green with various shades of blue was a pretty foolproof way to work […]
Yes, Gentle Readers, the rumors are true. Emerald, aka 17-5641, is Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. Hooray! I’m going to be honest. Emerald green as “emerald green”, emerald as I think of it, a true jewel tone, green with a little blue in it, really saturated, really deep… It’s not my fave. Greens of […]
Kristie at The Decorologist broke the news to me first. Pantone’s color of the year for 2012 is a dark reddish orange called Tangerine Tango.
Sigh. Was it too much to hope for a nice, grassy green?
Leatrice Eisman describes Tangerine Tango thus…