Sand dollar

Pantone's Sand Dollar 13-1106 was the 2006 Color of the Year.

It's considered a neutral color that expresses concern about the economy.

While most other colors of the year are brighter this neutral shade is warm and feeds into the trend of natural and organic. While it can be reminiscent of the desert and other natural environments, it is a top choice for home and fashion design.

What else happened in 2006:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was the fourth highest grossing movie in history with more than $1.06 billion in sales.
  • It was the Year of Mozart, marking 250 since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.
  • January- NASA's Stardust mission successfully brings back dust from a comet.
  • Italy wins the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which was hosted in Germany.
  • October- North Korea announces the completion of their first nuclear test.
Color of the Year