There has been a buzz all over the blogosphere since Pantone released their 2015 color of the year: Marsala. After some of the more recent color choices (Radiant Orchid, anyone?)
Here is Pantone’s explanation for their choice:
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.The Versatility of Marsala
- Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-tocolor for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
- Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
- An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.
Marsala might seem a little drab. Well, it’s definitely NOT one of my normal colors. But, I’ve come up with four ways that I could totally see myself using Marsala in 2015!
SKINNY PANTS: I’m all about the colored skinny jean – or even better, the skinny corduroy. Marsala is the perfect neutral color for that. Pair it with navy or green or white or black or brown – you can’t go wrong. (Except radiant orchid.. Don’t pair it with that.)
THROW PILLOWS + BLANKETS: I think that it’s funny that people say that Marsala is a fall/winter color, because I think that it pairs fabulously with my summer pallet – mint green, lots of teal, and pops of coral.
SHOES & BAGS: When in doubt, grab a Marsala crossbody or a pair of sweet pumps (or a wedge, or a bootie!) and pair them with your little black dress or jeans and a blazer. The pop of red is just enough to take any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary!
What do you think of Marsala?