Every year we wait with much anticipation for Pantone’s color of the year…drum role please…

Announcing Pantone’s Color for 2015: Marsala – a “yummy and sensual” red, as delicious as the fortified wine of the same name.

Red is never out of style. This year it just gets a little earthier and a little warmer. It seems Pantone has done some soul searching and chose this color for the very qualities it possesses in both Chakras and Feng Shui. Here’s what the powers that be at Pantone have to say about their chosen color, Marsala:

“…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 Versatility of Marsala
– 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.”

Reds bring us home to our 1st (root) Chakra and grounds us to our purpose.

In Feng Shui, red is best used in our Fame/Reputation (South) areas. Marsala, a great opportunity to calibrate our intentions, charges up our fame sector with our highest Self.

Modernize wardrobes with a Marsala leather dress, or homes/offices with Marsala pillows, poufs, and flowers. Play it off of this year’s trending light grays, Sage greens–and a personal fav–Coral. 


Photo Credits: via Pantone


Pantone offers up these beautiful Marsala color pairings. Number 2 is quite fetching…

Who’s loving–or hating–this year’s color pic? 


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