Actress Freida Pinto attends the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York on Nov. 10, 2014.
"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement. “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a statement. “It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
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Emerald, the first shade of green to be chosen since the Color of the Year began in 2000, symbolized prosperity, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The reddish-orange hue of Tangerine Tango was meant to give consumers a shot of energy and boldness. "There's the element of encouragement with orange, it's building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to better things," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in 2011.
Honeysuckle was chosen to help inspire consumers "to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor," according to a Pantone press release in 2010.
"Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing," Pantone announced in 2009.
Mimosa was seen as "warm and engaging", expressing hope and reassurance "in a time of economic uncertainty and political change," according to a Pantone press release in late 2008.
"Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement," Pantone explained in 2007.