Shutterstock’s Pantone Project, Swatch 9: French Roast

Shutterstock Pantone Color Inspiration Fall 2012

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.

Shutterstock + Pantone Project: French Roast
Shutterstock + Pantone Project: French Roast

Soak in more French Roast below, and stay tuned as we continue the Fall Color Guide Series!

Pantone French Roast: Dark Chocolates © courtyardpix
Pantone French Roast: Dark Chocolates © courtyardpix

These dark chocolates present the decadent side of French Roast. We’ll take a case! © courtyardpix

Pantone French Roast: Dog Lounging on Sofa © Lobke Peers
Pantone French Roast: Dog Lounging on Sofa © Lobke Peers

Lap of luxury — this hound knows how to lounge. © Lobke Peers

Pantone French Roast: Crocodile Texture © lazlo
Pantone French Roast: Crocodile Texture © lazlo

French Roast truly deepens this crocodile texture, perfect for a new handbag. © lazlo

Pantone French Roast: Portrait of a Horse © Lord_Ghost
Pantone French Roast: Portrait of a Horse © Lord_Ghost

This stallion has true French Roast pedigree. © Lord_Ghost

Pantone French Roast: Modern Interior © Pablo Scapinachis
Pantone French Roast: Modern Interior © Pablo Scapinachis

A wall reminiscent of squares of chocolate makes for a delicious interior. © Pablo Scapinachis

Pantone French Roast: French Roast Coffee © llaszlo
Pantone French Roast: French Roast Coffee © llaszlo

Can you smell the French Roast in this batch of coffee beans? © llaszlo

Pantone French Roast: Medicine Ball © gualtiero boffi
Pantone French Roast: Medicine Ball © gualtiero boffi

After all that decadence, hit the medicine ball for some retro fitness. © gualtiero boffi

Pantone French Roast: Snowflakes © Annareichel
Pantone French Roast: Snowflakes © Annareichel

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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