Marsala, 2015 Color of the year – A splash of wine anyone?

Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone Color Institute, the world’s leading color authority, recently named Marsala – which it described as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” — as the color for 2015.
Following 2014’s Radiant Orchid, 2013’s Emerald and 2012’s Tangerine Tango “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” said Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
Pantone describes the 2015 color of the year as “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.
Complex and full-bodied without being overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.
Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws.”
Marsala coordinates nicely with popular neutrals such as gray, beige and greige. Use it for exciting spots of color in accent pillows, lamps and accessories.
A color that will resonate around the world, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the hot fashion color of the moment, but a color crossing all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the consumers.
To distill the prevailing mood into a single hue, the PCI team, led by executive director Leatrice Eiseman, combs the world looking for future design and color influences, watching out for that one color seen as ascending and building in importance through all creative sectors. Influences can include the entertainment industry, upcoming films, art, emerging artists, travel destinations and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, lifestyles + playstyles, new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
Whether Marsala, Radiant Orchid , Emerald, Tangerine Tango or another captivating hue is the color for you, be sure to incorporate your favorite into your interior spaces.

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