The color specialists at Pantone have chosen Marsala 18-1483 the color of 2015, a rich reddish brown they say will be reflected in fashion, home decor and graphic and industrial design trends next year.
“While Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” –Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
Vintage-y, earthy and hinting at the dregs of a bottle of wine, the shade will pair well with the grays and blues from past seasons. The color works with other neutrals such as black and beige.
Eye-catching but not overwhelming, Marsala is a color that seems to pop up every twenty years or so. What makes this color different from the burgundy’s of the 70’s and 90’s is a departure from being a dominating color towards an updated sophistication that gives this deep blush a feeling of balanced harmony.
The stainless backsplash and white cabinets keep the bright Marsala wall from being too overwhelming in this example.
This is such a gorgeous art wall and is a great example of the harmony Marsala possesses.
According to Pantone, Marsala will be popular in home accessories such as rugs and botanical prints.
I almost chose an image that was they more typical varying shades of dusty pink with green foliage but then I thought; “where’s the inspiration in that?” I hope you like this image better.
Marsala is a favorite among Bohemian and Moorish Inspired interiors. Paired with Golds and Turquoise this color can be soothing and rich.
I had a difficult time finding pictures that were close in color to the Pantone Marsala. Many were too Pink or Purple or too dark and more Burgundy. It’s important to me for the images to be close because otherwise I’m writing about a different color and not the Color of the Year. I’m looking forward to the makeup collection Sephora should be coming out with soon. If you’re like me and everyone else I’ve talked to you are counting down the days until you can debut your gorgeous pout.
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8 Replies to “Pantone Color of the Year 2015”
I love hearing all the views about Marsala. Some people are calling it Mauve which is not accurate and some, a throw back to the Tuscan look. There is so much that we can do with this color but really need to pair it with something unique to call it it’s own.
I’m not a fan of the hue but you’ve really shown it to full effect. Nice job. Naturally I liked the art wall best 🙂