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Home fashion experts don’t see a leading role for Pantone’s Marsala

After combing the globe discerning color influence, from fashion and technology to film and art, Pantone selected the earthy, rich Marsala as their 2015 color of the year.

The December 4 announcement noted that not only was Marsala a significant influence on the catwalk for 2014/2015 fashion shows, but was also seen in jewelry, graphic design and directional shows for home furnishings.

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Store owners talk colors, customers and consumer confidence

A recent report from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters claims that consumer confidence is now at its highest level since July 2007.

It’s news that brings joy to the ears of retailers. However, while stores like Target and The Gap, Inc. may be pulling in more customers and sending them home with more products, there is a big difference between selling furniture and selling towels and jeans. Is this rise in confidence showing up in the bottom lines of home furnishings retailers?

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