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If you haven’t seen or heard that Marsala is the 2015 colour of the year, well, now you know! Let me tell you too, it’s kind of a big deal! Today on the blog I will introduce you properly, to this suave and stylish colour. I will cover the personality of the colour, how to style and wear it and of course, share some great pics.
Marsala is an extremely versatile colour and evokes feelings of sophistication, glamour and luxuriousness. It’s also dramatic and bold, but calming where it counts. It looks great with just about any hair colour and had a wide range of colours it can be styled back with. So how did this award come about? Each year Pantone gathers a colour committee that meets in secret twice over the course of the 12 months (how naughty!). The colourists pitch palette concepts, debate colour-related trends gathered from experts around the world – and ultimately pick which hue will be the new black. If you have a design background, you will know all about Pantone. If not, just believe me when I say again… It’s kinda of a big deal! This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors. That is why 18-1438 Marsala, is the Pantone colour of 2015!
MORE ABOUT THE COLOUR FROM PANTONE:
- Marsala is equally appealing to men and women and is a flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- It is 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
- It can be 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.
HOW TO STYLE MARSALA INTO YOUR HOME & WARDROBE:
While for fashion it’s an extremely versatile colour, styling the home is a little different. Obviously it also depends on what the theme and design of your home is to start with. This is a darker colour with sensual and strong connotations – it’s definitely not for every home. This ultimately comes back to how you style it, as always. While some homes would look amazing with a feature wall or a bold couch in this colour, others may be better suited to accents instead. This could include artwork in a neutral room, cushions, a rug, throws and ornamental trinkets (see some inspo below).
RE fashion stying, see the Pantone swatch panels below. I love that you can create just about any look with this colour. Number 3 and 7 would have to be my personal fave – a mixture of bold, fierce, fashion forward and soft. It also looks fab worn together, in varying textures (see Zac Posen images above). When it comes to make-up styling with this colour, I think a nude lip and a dark plum (or a few shades darker than Marsala) would work best – and on all skin tones. Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at cosmetics and how to wear this colour!
PANTONE’S PERSPECTIVE ON MARSALA IN THE HOME > Marsala is a reddish-brown hue, a cherry-chocolate that, according to Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman, “has an organic and a sophisticated air.” And while black has perhaps become overused and expected, Marsala has “a vintage but neutral feel, which evokes pleasant memories,” she says. Red hues are thought to stimulate the senses and our appetites, so it’s a good choice for a dining area. In this space the ruddy hue is paired with a happy yellow in the adjacent room. The white ceiling and wall of windows join forces with the yellow walls to keep the space light, happy and bright. Marsala shades work well in traditional or transitional spaces when paired with other warm hues, such as reds, yellows, oranges and true browns. This space would feel warm and cosy on a cold winter evening.
MORE ON MARSALA – COMING SOON! xxx
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