Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Template

Click on the image to download the template

The Challenge

Each year Pantone choose a “colour of the year”.  The 2015 colour is Marsala.  For the e-Learning Heroes weekly challenge #63 What can you do with Pantone’s colour of the year? I’ve revamped one of my original e-Learning course templates using this colour as the primary colour.

The Process

For inspiration for this challenge I went to the Pantone website and read about the pairings for this colour.  The website information on the pairings states:

“Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range”.

I also did a Google search for Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 and was inspired by some of the images I came across showing how the colour pairings might work.  I then chose colour pairing swatch number 7 for my design.

Colour Swatch

The Design

The original template I created was used for an e-Learning course I designed as part of the Master e-Learning Course I completed in 2013 which looked like this:

It was a fairly simple process to change the colour scheme in Articulate Storyline 2.  This short video shows you how you can easily do this in either Articulate Storyline or PowerPoint.

The Template

The final template looks like this and can be downloaded by clicking on the image above.

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4 thoughts on “Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Template

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Jackie. As a trainer, I love to share what I learn and I learn a great deal doing these projects, so I’m more than happy to share what I learn with others.

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