The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year is a big event in the design world. Usually Pantone’s color of the year choice will inform much of the graphic design, interior design and of course fashion, for the year to come.
Last week, Pantone announced ‘Marsala’ as the colour of 2015.
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.
To be honest I wasn’t too sure about Marsala Pantone Color of the Year 2015 when it was announced. It’s a reddy brown colour basically. Not my favourite. However, as I have been researching Marsala I can see it’s potential, especially when paired with aqua marine and soft turquoises or blues.
I believe that we will see a lot of designs lean towards the more burgundy tones, much like the luscious velvety full bodied red wines rather than the bricky reds of aged and fortified wines (yes I use to work in the wine industry). As I was researching this post I saw many burgundy styled posts rather than the bricky red tones that Marsala has.
Marsala as a colour, is, as opposed to the vibrant Radiant Orchid, 2014 colour of the year, a good base tone. Pair it with berry notes, violets or pinks and you will still have a cohesive colour palette.
What are your thoughts about Marsala Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015? Will you be using it in your styling, design, interiors or fashion projects?
I’d love to hear more.
Image Sources, Clockwise From Top Right: Felt Pot by FML Design, Watercolour Painting by Rhyming Scapes, Check Wool Cashmere Crinkled Scarf from Burberry, Rose found on Pinterest, Lady in the Attic by Gene Gnno Alducente