Pantone Unveils Ultra Violet as 2018 Color of the Year

December 2017, Industry News

Pantone has revealed its Color of the Year for 2015: PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, an earthy wine red. It follows PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the 2014 color of the year.

“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid  encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “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. This hearty yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Pantone’s color of the year selection is based on a number of influences, including the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socioeconomic conditions. The company says influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala can also be cross-referenced to all other PANTONE Libraries, including PANTONE PLUS for graphic design. For cross-referencing information, see