2015 Pantone Color of the Year!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is MARSALA!

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Much different from 2014’s ‘Radiant Orchid’, Marsala’s rich, deep red hue is warm, comforting and traditional.

Marsala also known as fortified wine, is a tasteful hue that 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.

(Source- Pantone.com)

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color matching systems to various industries and for over a decade now, they have been choosing what is known as the Color of the Year.

The color typically reflects where they see trends moving based on the world’s cultural, social, artistic and technological status. If you’d like to learn more about Pantone and it’s color committee, read my previous blog titled “What is Pantone?

So why Marsala you ask?…..

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

Leatrice Eiseman– Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Not only is this color warm and soothing, but it is appealing to both men and women. Depending on how you use it, it could be more masculine if paired with warmer taupes and greys or feminine pairing it with blushes and rose hues.

Keep your eyes peeled in 2015 as this color will be popping up everywhere!

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Now let’s take a look at some Marsala-inspired pictures…

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Kravet

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Ribbon+Pillow+in+Rani

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George+Ottoman

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Jasmine+Rug

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “2015 Pantone Color of the Year!

  1. Mona says:

    Normally, I love all shades of red from deep tones to vibrant ones. I am on the fence with this particular shade because of its “muddier” aspect. I really appreciate all your excellent examples of this unusual shade of red. It helps me visualize just how versatile and pretty it can be.

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