The greenroom at the 79th Annual Academy Awards is the backstage oasis where celebrity presenters relax during rehearsals and mingle just before going on stage during the broadcast. The luxurious room, created by noted interior designer team Matthew White and Frank Webb of White Webb, it turns out, will not be green, but rather painted PANTONE 19-0912 Chocolate Brown using Pantone Paints, a superior paint line with a sumptuous finish.
"The Oscar's are a time of great anticipation, nervousness and excitement for the actors. The color brown is a rich earth color that keeps people grounded and connected," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute. "At the same time, PANTONE 19-0917 Chocolate Brown is rich and elegant, which makes it a perfect color to set the tone for the Hollywood glamour of the Academy Awards."
Shouldn't the Greenroom be... Green?
The origin of the term "greenroom" is unknown and is the source of many theories. In some explanations it is said that the color was in response to limelight - early stage lighting. Green is also thought to be a calming and soothing color. The most widely accepted use of the term dates back to Shakespeare theater. Actors would prepare for their performance in a room filled with plants and shrubs. It was believed that the moisture in the topiary was beneficial to the Actor's voices.
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