What is the Pantone Colour of the Year and what does it mean for your event?

Pantone is the renowned authority on colour with a system for identifying and matching colours, as well as communicating them.

Each colour has a specific colour, making the translation of colours simple and easy. In terms of services such as table linen hire, we regularly look to Pantone for inspiration on colours and colour matching, as well as their Colour of the Year – a well-regarded indicator of colour trends for the year ahead.

Pantone sees their Colour of the Year as a snapshot of mood, attitude and culture relating to the time at hand.



PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Other previous Pantone Colour of the Year winners

2019 Living Coral 16-1546
2018 Ultra Violet 18-3838
2017 Greenery 15-0343
2016 Rose Quartz 13-1520 & Serenity 15-3919
2015 Marsala 18-1438
2014 Radiant Orchid 18-3224
2013 – Emerald (17-5641)
2012 – Tangerine Tango (17-1463)
2011 – Honeysuckle (18-2120)
2010 – Turquoise (15-5519)
2009 – Mimosa (14-0848)
2008 – Blue Iris (18-3943)
2007 – Chilli Pepper (19-1557)

Incorporating the Colour of the Year into your event

Once the Colour of the Year is announced, you’ll start to see it more and more in fashion, beauty and interiors, so it stands to reason you’ll also start to see it at events. You can incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year into your event in a number of ways.

  • Flowers and table decorations
  • Room decorations
  • Table linens
  • Chair covers and ribbons
  • Tableware and stemware
  • Clothing and make up

Really let your imagination run wild — especially when it comes to pairing your colours.

At Simply Linens, we have years of experience working with colour when it comes to event linen hire in Essex, so feel free to ask our advice when it comes to working colours into your event.

To speak to us about table linen hire, call us on 01279 438 448 or send us an email.