I love Colour …

… I really do!
One of my favourite parts of working in a paint department is
helping people with their colour choices.
Colour is the part I find easiest in my Interior Design course.
That’s why I get excited when Pantone release their “Colour of the Year”! 🙂

This year they have chosen 2 colours – please allow me to  introduce you to
“Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”!!I am not usually a fan of pastels, but it seems they are here to stay for a little while. If you pay attention to colour trends you would have noticed them springing up in magazines and catalogues everywhere for the last half of this year at least …I really like the 10 Spring colours Pantone chose:
I reckon any colour would be an improvement on last year’s Marsala tho 😉
Bye-bye Marsala!!

What do you think of the Colours of the Year for 2016?

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Colour My World!

I love, love, LOVE colour!
Not sure if you know, but as well as sewing, quilting and painting/restoring furniture, my actual ‘day job’ is working at the paint counter at Bunnings! So colour plays a large part in my every day life 🙂 Does colour matter to you too?

So, that said, I am suitably excited that Pantone have released their Colour of the Year for 2015!

Goodbye Radiant Orchid, you were lovely!

And a HUGE Welcome to Marsala!!


“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

– Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

From what I can see so far on the net, opinion is divided!
What do you think? Love it or loathe it?

Personally, I was plugging for Calypso Blue or Scuba Blue. Or even Classic Blue … but I do tend to swing towards blues and greens in my own choices, so I am probably a little biased 😉
I do think it was time for a nice, cool blue tho. I am seeing so many blues in design right now!
I’m not sure about the warmth of Marsala – again, it could be because it’s summer and oh, so HOT here right now.
I can see how Marsala would be of appeal to the northern hemisphere who have hit winter now tho! It would go beautifully with greys and even some gorgeous earthy green/burnt orange tones …

How do you think it compares to the previous ‘Colour of the Year’s?

Personally I think quite a few are a little blah to be honest … But I do like my deeper, jewel-toned hues – I still adore Emerald – so it might just be me! haha

Oh well … It’s not up to me to choose.
I will watch with interest to see how much this colour influences colour trends in 2015.
I am tipping there won’t be much Marsala on my sewing table or paintbrush tho 😉 haha

Have a great day!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays