Sunday, 18 January 2015

Marsala 18-1438: Pantone Color of the Year 2015

A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.

 

Pantone, the leading authority on color trends, has announced that Marsala is the hue of 2015.

Every year, the color specialists pick the shade they believe will be reflected in fashion, home decor and graphic and industrial design trends for the year ahead.
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Marsala has a very similar ring to ‘Masala’ – the Indian word for spices. And truly this color has the depth that unfurls into spicy, rich-red undertones.

 
Pantone describes the Color of the Year as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the full-bodied color is classy and enriching.
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“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,” Eiseman said in a statement.
 
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The Versatility of Marsala (as described by Pantone experts)
  • 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.
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Marsala has versatile use; it can be paired with deep blues and greens and also with softer pastel hues.
 
This year we will see a lot of Marsala in and around us, from fashion runways, to home patterns and walls to products, logos & branding. A warm, rich, earthy 2015 awaits us.
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