Pantone's Color of the Year 2015: Marsala


If you haven't already heard, Pantone introduced the highly anticipated Color of the Year last week and it's gorgeous. Marsala may not be as bright and vivid as Radiant Orchid or Emerald from years prior, but it is a rightfully earthy tone that reflects the earth-conscious mentality of the times and can be easily translated across all design platforms. Marsala is also visioned to take on a range of textures and finishes. 

I'm actually very excited to play with this color in beauty and fashion because it's so incredibly versatile. Not to mention, I already have a ton of Marsala in my wardrobe because I feel that wine and spicy colors compliment my skin exceptionally well. And since I'm so deep-toned, colors like Marsala tend to look like more of a nude on me.

While this year's color was completely unexpected, I love it. However, I have seen a lot of opinions from people who also think Marsala is gorgeous and from those who think Marsala looks absolutely disgusting. The last earthy tone that made it as Pantone's Color of the Year was 'Sand Dollar' in 2006 which was nearly 9 years ago, but I think this is a much spicier and interesting play on a deep burgundy. 

Check out this video to hear about the inspiration and vision for Marsala:

Jaleesa Howard