This surprising fact about The Simpsons' living room will make your day

The Simpsons
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The Simpsons may be popular, but they're not exactly known for being the most stylish family on the block. However, it seems that the colours in their living room correspond to every single Pantone Colour of the Year from 2010 to 2020. 

Surprised? Us too. Let's take a closer look. Back in 2010, Turquoise was the Colour of the Year. And this hue just happens to match The Simpsons' phone. In 2012, that year's shade, Tangerine Tango, matches the sailing boat picture on the wall of the family home. And in 2016, there were two Colours of the Year: Serenity and Rose Quartz. If you mix them together, you get a shade very similar to the wall colour in The Simpsons' living room. What about 2020? This one is a bit more of a stretch: Classic Blue (opens in new tab) bears a striking similarity to Marge Simpson's hair.

This is a new kind of colour theory that we hadn't seen coming (see our colour theory (opens in new tab) post to learn about all colours non-The Simpsons related). It was Apartment Therapy (opens in new tab) that first alerted us to this surprising The Simpsons fact. And you can see a full colour analysis from Aspire Doors (opens in new tab) below.

The Simpsons really are trend-setters (Image credit: Aspire Doors)
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This isn't the first time that events on The Simpsons have predicted real-life happenings. Some of you might remember that episode where Donald Trump becomes President – the one that aired back in the year 2000. Or even when smartwatches appeared in a 1995 episode, way before the invention of the Apple Watch (see our best Apple Watch deals (opens in new tab)).

Seeing as Pantone seems to have covered just about every shade in The Simpsons' living room, we are left wondering what's next. Will the colour experts move on to the kitchen to predict this decade's colours? Or will we be working through the family's various outfits for next year's hottest shades? We can't really imagine Homer's white shirt catching on as a trendy shade, but you never know.

If you can't get enough of The Simpsons, you may want to subscribe to Disney Plus (opens in new tab) so you can watch it whenever your heart desires. And don't miss these floor plans of animated TV homes (opens in new tab), which reveals some 'secret' rooms in The Simpsons house that you probably didn't know about. Might those be the source of next year's big colour?

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.