PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR + NEW CONTEST

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PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

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Until I started getting into reading fashion blogs, I had no idea that there was a company that officially chose the ‘color of the year’. Yep, there is. I hope your mind is officially blown.

The company is called Pantone and according to their website, they are”known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer”. I’m not totally sure I know what this means other than they are the ones to talk to if you need help distinguishing fuchsia from magenta. Anyway, ever year they pick a ‘Color Of The Year’ and a ‘Fashion Color Report’ which consists of the season’s entire color palette…And they’ve been pretty dead on in being a huge predictor of the fashion color trends. I’m not sure if they have an ‘in’ in the fashion world or if designers use their picks as inspiration. Either way, there is definitely a relationship there. So, without further ado…I reveal to you the Pantone Color Of The Year…

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or for people who would just prefer a swatch, this sucker:

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To learn more about why this color was chosen, click here.

Shop the look…

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Scarf: Made of Me | Frame: Urban Outfitters | Eyeshadow: M.A.C. (Stars N’ Rockets) | Pumps: Enzo Angiolini | Umbrella: Shedrain | Necklace: t+j Designs | Top: Lush | Hat: Echo | Large Bangle: J. Crew Factory | Small Bangle: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole Reaction | Boots: Ugg | Lipstick: M.A.C | Candle: Bond No. 9 | Computer Case: Marc Jacobs

And finally, here are some inspirations from Pinterest:

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And just one more thing: Congratulations to Excuse My Blog reader Burst of Flowers who won the contest for the $250 credit to use in Facebook advertising. I’ve got another small contest today for the earrings below. All you have to do is comment on this post and I’ll randomly pick a winner!

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Thanks so much for reading!

kelssig4

Fashion Blogger. A-cappella Enthusiast. Reality TV Addict. True Crime Analyst. OCD-Friendly Organizer. Entertainment Connoisseur. Dog Obsessed. http://www.excusemyblog.com/.

  • ERT

    Loving this color and loving the earrings! Looks like I know what color I’ll be painting my nails tonight!

  • Riley

    Love these Earrings!! Thanks for the competition!!

  • CameronDiazLover

    Those earrings are adorbs! And I am loving the blog so far…Fingers Crossed. I’ll be back!

    • http://www.excusemyblog.com/ Kelsey

      Congrats! You’ve won this contest! Please email me at kelsey@excusemyblog.com with your shipping information, and I’ll get them sent off to you! :)