Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala 18-1438, as shown above. The color is named after the wine, which is descriptive enough. They sure make it sound attractive.

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-to" color 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.

So in 2015, I will finally be a stylish decorator because this color matches the living room wallpaper border that came with my house, and is just a bit lighter than the maroon couch I bought for it. As you can see from the pictures at Pantone, it is supposed to pair well with light blue. It sure beats the outlandish colors they selected for previous years. -via Design Boom

(Image credit: Pantone)

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