Let’s take a look at “Colors of the Year” from three companies:  Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and ICI Dulux.


We’ll start with a little background of Pantone from their website:

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color. For more than 45 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity.

Now on to their selection for the 2011 Color of the Year.  Drum Roll………..

Pantone 2011 Color of the Year

Honeysuckle [Pantone 18-2120]
PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle

Benjamin Moore

Vintage Wine [2116-20]
Benjamin Moore Vintage Wine [2116-20]

ICI Dulux

Lime Twist [H1.18.84; 89YY 78/269]

Lime Twist [H1.18.84; 89YY 78/269]