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Color - Interiors & Home Products

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Image: Claude Monet, Water Lilies from The Paris Review

Pantone Color of the Year 2023

Pantone Color of the Year 2023 - Viva Magenta"Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known." (Color of the year 2023: PANTONE®) Click the color swatch to see more.

Pantone of the Year 2023 Announcement Video

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Pantone 2022 - Very Peri Announcing Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri

"A new Pantone Color whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity" (Color of the year 2022: PANTONE®) Click the color swatch to see more.

Pantone Color Of The Year From Past Years



Pantone Color of the Year 2019 - Interior Design

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 16-1546  LIVING CORAL    Pantone Color Institute Logo (2019 - Living Coral) 

"Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment." (Color of the year 2019: PANTONE®)

Web Sites: Color / Design Sources

Books: Color / Design Sources

This is a very broad category of informaton.  The suggested sources here might be useful when beginning your research to get a feel for the design and colors of a particular time period.  The Library has many titles on decorative arts (fabrics, furniture, etc.), the individual decades of the 20th & 21st centuries, magazines and newspapers from the decades, and much more.  Use OneSearch to search for specific subjects.

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