Pantone Color Madness

pantone-artists-730x120Basketball season is upon us, and we wanted to get in on the fun! Since we’re so invested in the latest and greatest from the Pantone Color Institute—not to mention the oh-so-handy Pantone color guides we have everywhere—we thought we’d try a new kind of bracket.

Each year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has chosen its Color of the Year, which influences product development, purchasing, and design across industries including fashion, packaging, interior design, graphic design and more. Pantone chooses these colors based on popular entertainment, travel destinations, and worldwide events.

Now, the Pantone Colors of the Year are going head-to-head in our Pantone Color Madness bracket, which celebrates Pantone’s new 2015 Artist Edition Cover Series.


From March 17 to March 30, visit this page to cast your vote and pick your favorite colors from each set of matchups. The winners from each matchup will move on to the next round until you’ve chosen the ultimate Color of the Year.

Cast your vote below to choose your favorite colors from each matchup. Be sure to come back every day to vote again!

Final Round

Final Matchup: Turquoise 15-5519 (2010) vs. Fuchsia Rose 17-2031 (2001)

Turquoise wins!

Round 3

Matchup #1: Emerald (2013) vs. Turquoise 15-5519 (2010)

Turquoise wins!

Matchup #2: Blue Turquoise (2005) vs. Fuchsia Rose (2001)

Fuchsia Rose wins!

Round 2

Matchup #1: Radiant Orchid (2014) vs. Emerald (2013)

Emerald wins!

Matchup #2: Chili Pepper (2007) vs. Blue Turquoise (2005)

Blue Turquoise wins!

Matchup #3: Turquoise 15-5519 (2010) vs. Mimosa 14-0848 (2009)

Turquoise wins!

Matchup #4: Aqua Sky 14-4811 (2003) vs. Fuchsia Rose 17-2031 (2001)

Fuchsia Rose wins!

Round 1 Winners

Matchup #1: Marsala (2015) vs. Radiant Orchid (2014)

Radiant Orchid wins!

Matchup #2: Chili Pepper (2007) vs. Sand Dollar (2006)

Chili Pepper wins!

Matchup #3: Emerald (2013) vs. Tangerine Tango (2012)

Emerald wins!

Matchup #4: Blue Turquoise (2005) vs. Tigerlily (2004)

Blue Turquoise wins!

Matchup #5: Honeysuckle 18-2120 (2011) vs. Turquoise 15-5519 (2010)

Turquoise wins!

Matchup #6: Aqua Sky 14-4811 (2003) vs. True Red 19-1664 (2002)

Aqua Sky wins!

Matchup #7: Mimosa 14-0848 (2009) vs. Blue Iris 18-3943 (2008)

Mimosa wins!

Matchup #8: Fuchsia Rose 17-2031 (2001) vs. Cerulean 15-4020 (2000)

Fuschia Rose wins!

Have you checked out the new Pantone Artist Edition Cover Series?  See them all here.


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