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Pantone Color of the Year to premier at AmericasMart

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 11.32.28 AMAtlanta—The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year will make its global premiere presentation at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, being held Jan. 12-19 here. The color and PantoneView home + interiors 2016 color forecast will be the inspiration for the Pantone Design Exhibition, to be unveiled at the market.

Seven acclaimed interior designers and tastemakers including Robert Leleux, Shaun Smith, Jamie Durie, Michael Habachy, Tami Ramsay, Janie Hirsch and Heather Hogan Roberts will each design a vignette in the gallery located on Floor 14 of Building 1 inspired by the PantoneView home + interiors 2016 color forecast using products sourced from AmericasMart showrooms.

“As the leading market for designers, retailers and buyers alike, we know Atlanta is a natural fit for showcasing the Pantone Color of the Year 2016 and PantoneView home + interiors 2016 color forecast,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute. “AmericasMart’s signature vignette design exhibition presents an unrivaled and unique opportunity to see first-hand how the color trends will be reflected throughout the home and gift industries in the year ahead.”

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Oriental Weavers to exclusively introduce PANTONE UNIVERSE Color of the Year 2015

COTY_press_2015Dalton—Pantone, the world’s authority on color, announced today that the much anticipated Color of the Year 2015 is none other than Marsala 18-1438. Pantone’s team of colorists describes the selected shade as sensual, appealing, compelling and cordial. Consumers everywhere will be in immediate search for fashion, beauty and home interior products containing the color and because of that, Oriental Weavers has made the job of area rug retailers a little easier.

Oriental Weavers, the world’s largest rug manufacturer, and PANTONE UNIVERSE entered into a successful partnership in 2013. Due to Oriental Weavers’ exclusive product development relationship with Pantone, the company has been working with the PANTONE Color of the Year 2015 months in advance of today’s public announcement in order to incorporate the sought-after color into the company’s new designs, launching at Atlanta and Las Vegas rug markets in January.

“We are extremely proud of our new PANTONE UNIVERSE rugs featuring Marsala 18-1438, the new PANTONE Color of the Year 2015,” said Jonathan Witt, senior vice-president of Oriental Weavers. “After seeing the countless media stories Pantone received on the Marsala announcement, consumers across the country will flock to buy items incorporating the new Color of the Year 2015. This tremendously benefits our retailers because only they will be able to say they have the official PANTONE UNIVERSE area rugs featuring the new ‘it’ color for the New Year. Make sure to come see us in Atlanta and Las Vegas to see the gorgeous, new PANTONE Color of the Year 2015 areas rugs in person!”