2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

A new year means many things, and 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, Radiant Orchid, which symbolized an invitation to innovation and 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.

Enter 2015: 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 grand, making it 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 creative enough as a great go-to color for beauty. 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?


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