Pantone Color of the Year 2015 18-1438 Marsala
The earthy red kissed wine hue will replace Radiant Orchid as fashion and design’s “it” color in the new year and is expected to “make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors,” color experts at Pantone say. The shade is complex but grounding -a Brown-Red with Blue undertones for a dark blush effect. “It’s a color that you can mix with what you already own,” You can add just a touch of it. That’s the intent and purpose. It is not the color that swallows the world.” A universally confident and calm color.
Bobbi Brown Iconic Lipsticks from the cult-following classic ‘Marsala’ color palette.
Pantone’s yearly picks can herald a marked presence of a color in fashion, beauty, housewares, home design and consumer packaging, though some years the influence is stronger than others. For example, as they did with Radiant Orchid last year, and Emerald the year before, the cosmetics giant Sephora plans a limited-edition collection of beauty products based on Pantone and its latest pick. Marsala has been widely used in lipstick -think Bobbi Brown and hair color for years. Emanating natural, sophisticated earthiness and appeal.
Eclectic furnishings and colors find a middle ground with the saturated brownish Red pigment of Marsala paint and accents in the home, creating a warm, romantic and inviting glow of sophistication throughout the living area.