Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2015

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. This is just one more value added element retailers receive from doing business with OW. 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!” To learn more about Oriental Weavers, visit www.owrugs.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and...

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Sphinx to Partner with Pantone

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers is delighted to announce their new color partnership with Pantone, LLC.  Pantone is the global authority on all things color and the leading provider of professional color standards for the design community. Together, Sphinx and Pantone will embark on a multi-year venture to deliver fashion-forward color trends and innovative style and design to the home fashion industry through the PANTONE UNIVERSE™ brand. Sphinx is well known as the industry leader with their innovative style, cutting-edge designs, avid colors and stirring rug collections.  By joining with Pantone’s inspiring and extensive color direction, Sphinx will continue to revolutionize the area and fashion rug business to deliver exhilarating decorative accessories to the home furnishings and design community. “We are truly honored to be selected as a brand partner by the world’s foremost color experts,” said Michael Riley, president of OW USA.  “We have very aggressive plans for a spectacular offering of fashion product developed in conjunction with the Pantone team and targeted towards our retail partners in the home furnishings business. The synergies between Pantone, their consumer reach, our home furnishings base and the OW Team is just tremendous and will be key in our development, marketing, merchandising and advertising efforts.  By joining with Pantone, this enables us to continue our vision of creating products that astonish consumers and create captivating stories for the retailer.  Our new PANTONE UNIVERSE collections will go beyond expressing color and take us into the bold new forefront of embracing a high-definition of design.” Sphinx will be unveiling their first new product offerings combining the insightful and expressive PANTONE® Colors along with captivating designs this spring. Pantone is the world’s most recognized authority and influential brand in color. The PANTONE and PANTONE UNIVERSE brands have been launched into the limelight globally across many merchandise categories. The brand is closely tied to retail on many levels, as well as the interior design community, for not only their color perspective, but also as a true technology leader in the exploration and expression of color.  Pantone delivers insightful color forecasting, timely trends and powerful product collections. “As the world’s color authority for 50 years, partnering with a fashion-forward area rug company will really round out our home furnishings assortment for the brand,” said Lisa Herbert, vice president of the consumer division at Pantone. “We have a great energy with the Sphinx creative teams and have impressive plans to create cutting-edge product that will truly have an impact at retail.” Sphinx by Oriental Weavers is a member of the...

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