2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

2015 is right around the corner, and a new year means many things; in the art and fashion world, it means a new color chosen by Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Last year, I featured Pantone’s color for 2014 (and discussed the what Pantone is if you’re not already familiar), Radiant Orchid, which symbolized an invitation to innovation, and [hopefully] encouraged us to expand our creativity and uniqueness. A beautiful harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, this past year has been filled with inspiring confidence and showcasing love and joy. How was it for you? If that doesn’t sound like your year, don’t worry, a new year also means new beginnings.

Okay, let’s get to 2015 already; introducing… Marsala. Pantone states the color as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red… [enriching] our minds, bodies and souls, exuding confidence and stability.” While the tone is rich and seductive, its versatility is great, equally appealing to both men and women along with being an excellent choice to decorate with in all sorts of ways from food to home interiors to weddings. I love the fact that it’s flattering against many skin tones and is sultry, yet subtle, enough as a great “go-to” color for beauty, providing beautiful highlight for the cheek and pops of color for nails, lips, and even hair. Take the hue even further with its texture; a matte finish highlights the organic and earthy and nature of Marsala while adding a sheen demonstrates glamour and luxury.

Confidence and stability are definitely what I need in 2015, with my recent new move to San Francisco and exciting adventures to come. I’m already a huge fan of Marsala and can’t wait to see the various ways everyone will be incorporating it throughout the year into home decor, beauty, fashion, and even food. Let’s see how various industries have already began using the color (below). For inspiration all through 2015, follow my Pinterest board where I’ll be pinning my favorite Marsala findings.

How will you be showing off this sultry, earthy hue?

Runway

 

Celebrity Style


Beauty

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