Every year the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color of the year. Click through a timeline of Pantone’s color of the year from 2000 to the present.
Cerulean Blue: Chosen for the millennium for its calming zen state of mind.
Fuchsia Rose: A reversal from the pervious year, more exciting, more feminine and sexy.
True Red: Recognizes the impact of 9/11 with a patriotic hue.
Aqua Sky: A cool blue meant to restore hope and serenity.
Tiger Lily: Acknowledges the hipness of orange, with a touch of exoticism.
Blue Turquoise: Another reversal to a calming shade.
Sand Dollar: A neutral color that expresses concern about the economy.
Chili Pepper: Chosen for its pizazz and sophistication and its hint of ethnic taste.
Blue Iris: A mix of blue and purple that suggests dependability and magic.