Discover the dark, rich color of this week’s installment in the Shutterstock Pantone Project, as we brew up a truly robust Swatch to Watch: French Roast. This sophisticated alternative to our most favored color (black), provides an additional layer to everyday basics. From the lush textures of leather to deliciously decadent chocolates, French Roast possesses both feminine and masculine qualities perfect for decor, design, and delights. And as a new neutral in the Pantone 2012 fashion palette, it brings added depth when paired with other shades in our Fall Color Guide Series.
Indulge in some bold French Roast choices with our color-curated inspirations collage below, featuring Rose Smoke, Rhapsody, Titanium, Ultramarine Green, Pink Flambé, Bright Chartruese, and Olympian Blue.
Soak in more French Roast below, and stay tuned as we continue the Fall Color Guide Series!
These dark chocolates present the decadent side of French Roast. We’ll take a case! © courtyardpix
Lap of luxury — this hound knows how to lounge. © Lobke Peers
French Roast truly deepens this crocodile texture, perfect for a new handbag. © lazlo
This stallion has true French Roast pedigree. © Lord_Ghost
A wall reminiscent of squares of chocolate makes for a delicious interior. © Pablo Scapinachis
Can you smell the French Roast in this batch of coffee beans? © llaszlo
After all that decadence, hit the medicine ball for some retro fitness. © gualtiero boffi
Look at these snowflakes pop on a French Roast background. No two are alike, but you may recognize some of the other colors in our Fall 2012 Color series! © Annareichel
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