The color espresso has been described as a rich dark brown, a chocolately hue, favored by everyone from furniture designers to fashion icons. Michael Kors was so taken up with it that he added espresso to his color palette for everything from down filled hooded coats and gloves to watches and the “Hedi” Satchel. The color espresso seems to add a depth and richness to any design and a chic modern look. Although when asked what color IS espresso most people seem to fumble describing it as extra dark mahogany or darkest brown almost black. Neither of which describes Kors’s espresso collection.
Color experts assert that colors like espresso, java and merlot are not distinct colors only someone’s idea of what the color should be. It’s all about conjuring up an image, a suggestion of an experience. I googled color swatches and got than 20+ different color matches under my search for espresso proving that it’s all in the eye, or in this case the cup, of the beholder.