There are 2 colors that have been chosen as color of the year for 2015.  


One was chosen by the global color authority Pantone and the other was chosen by Robert Allen as the interior designer color for 2015.

Robert Allen Interior design color of the year

The Robert Allen Group named Calypso Blue as the interior designer color of the year for 2015.  The Robert Allen Group is a designer and supplier of fabrics for the interior design trade.  The officials at Robert Allen went straight to the source for the company’s color of the year program.  They invited designers to vote for the “it” color of the year based on 5 options predicted by color experts at Robert Allen.  Almost 1,500 designers and interior experts voted and 30% of the votes went to Calypso Blue. 

Robert Nachman, vice president of marketing at Robert Allen said “Color is what we stand for at Robert Allen.”  

He also said that Robert Allen has a 75 year history of color expertise .  By incorporating interior designers into the Color of the Year selection process, they know that Calypso Blue will be a color with great versatility and applicability across a wide variety of projects.

Hannah Alderson is the company’s director of fabric design.  She stated ” Calypso Blue is a vibrant color with bold, inky undertones.  It represents where design is headed in the coming year, a reinterpreted twist on a classic shade, and we’re excited to see how designers use it in their interiors throughout 2015.”

This information was taken from Industry News in FURNITURETODAY.COM.

Marsala which is described as a robust and earthy wine red has been chosen 2015 color of the year by global color authority Pantone. Pantone goes all over the world looking for color influences when researching the Color of the Year selection.  This includes the fashion and entertainment industries.  

In 2014 Radiant Orchid was the captiviating color of the year.  Radiant orchid was said to increase creativity and innovation.  The color for 2015 Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul and exudes confidence and stability.  

The tasteful hue of Marsala comes from the fortified wine of the same name.  It embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated natural earthiness.


The color of Marsala also translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.  It also provides a unifying element for interior spaces.  It will be seen on accent pieces, accessories and paint.  Marsala is also an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.  


According to Pantone, the color Marsala is also ideal for use in graphic design and packaging.  It is an eyecatching color but is not overwhelming or bright.  It draws in consumers and is an alluring shade at point-of-purchase,


We look forward to seeing Interior Design Colors of the Year for 2015, Marsala and the color Calypso Blue in the new year ahead of us.  

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