Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Have you thought much about what color to use on your next project or even in your home? Perhaps what you are looking for is Marsala, Pantone chose Marsala as the color that most represents the mood and desires of the people and cultures of the world for the next year. The soft and luxurious feeling of this color is quite comforting and inviting. As the director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman beautifully states,

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. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

The description is right on.; the strong and warming hue of Marsala works great as a standalone color, or as the centerpiece that draws in and melds other colors together. Natural colors work perfectly with Marsala. Grays and metallics are easy pairings as well since they are embraced and warmed in the space near the deep, dark red almost to the point that they seem soft or molten. Even other warm colors such as tamed yellows and cooler reds make a wonderful combination.

As an interior color for textured items like drapes and throw pillows, or as a glossy printed piece, Marsala is sure to please. Every time that I see the color, I immediately want to wrap up in a warm blanket or eat some spicy Indian food. I could go for some masala tea right now. See what such an appetizing color can do for you.

Check out the richness of Marsala on Pantone's website: Color of the Year 2015