Welcome to a vibrant journey through the last 15 years of Pantone Colours of the Year. Each shade is more than just a hue; it’s a reflection of the cultural and emotional landscape of its time. In this blog, we’ve curated a lightbox for each Pantone Colour of the Year from 2009 to 2023. Let’s explore the rich tapestry of colours that have shaped our visual experiences and evoked emotions over the years.
Stay Tuned for the 2024 Pantone Colour of the Year Announcement
Before we close the chapter on 2023, we have an exciting date to mark in our calendars: Thursday, December 7th. At 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM EST, Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, will unveil the highly anticipated 2024 Pantone Colour of the Year.
As the colour community gathers to witness this momentous occasion, we can’t help but wonder: What colour will define the year ahead? It’s a nod to the ever-evolving relationship between colour and culture, and we’re eager to see the hue that will leave its mark on 2024.
2009: PANTONE 14-0848 – Mimosa
Mimosa exemplifies the warmth of the sun, expressing hope and optimism in a climate of change. Its golden tones bring a ray of sunshine, reminding us of brighter days ahead.
2010: PANTONE 15-5519 – Turquoise
Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and restores our sense of well-being. This colour invites us to take a moment, breathe, and find tranquillity amid life’s hustle.
2011: PANTONE 18-2120 – Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle, a dynamic reddish-pink, instils confidence and courage, providing uplift to tackle everyday challenges. It’s a colour that encourages us to embrace life with enthusiasm.
2012: PANTONE 17-1463 – Tangerine Tango
Tangerine Tango fuses the vivaciousness of red with the friendliness of yellow, creating a high-visibility heated orange. It’s a colour that demands attention and radiates energy.
2014: PANTONE 18-3224 – Radiant Orchid
Radiant Orchid comprises a harmony of pinks and purples, emanating great joy, love, and health. It’s a colour that celebrates the beauty of diversity.
2016: PANTONE 13-1520 + 15-3919 – Rose Quartz + Serenity
Rose Quartz and Serenity harmoniously pair together to reflect a feeling of well-being. This combination represents the balance between warmth and tranquillity.
2017: PANTONE 15-0343 – Greenery
Greenery is a refreshing and revitalising yellow-green shade symbolic of new beginnings. It’s a colour that reconnects us with nature and signifies growth.
2018: PANTONE 18-3838 – Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future. It’s a colour that sparks creativity and innovation.
2019: PANTONE 16-1546 – Living Coral
Living Coral is a life-affirming hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. It’s a colour that encourages us to embrace joy and connection.
2020: PANTONE 19-4052 – Classic Blue
Classic Blue is a dependable hue whose reassuring presence instils calm, confidence, and connection. It’s a colour that grounds us in stability and trust.
2021: PANTONE 17-5104 + 13-0647 – Ultimate Gray + Illuminating
Ultimate Gray and Illuminating create a marriage of colour whose message of strength and hopefulness is enduring and uplifting. This combination symbolises resilience and optimism.
2022: PANTONE 17-3938 – Very Peri
Very Peri is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone, inciting inventiveness and creativity. It’s a colour that sparks imagination and encourages self-expression.
2023: PANTONE 18-1750 – Viva Magenta
Viva Magenta is a nuanced crimson red rooted in nature, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint. It’s a colour that invites us to embrace our unique creative spirit.
As we await the announcement of the 2024 Pantone Colour of the Year, we reflect on the diverse palette that has coloured the past 15 years. Each shade has brought its own unique energy, reflecting the spirit of its time. Join us in the excitement and speculation surrounding this annual unveiling what colour do you envision taking the spotlight in 2024? Share your thoughts as we look forward to this colourful moment.