Every year Pantone chooses a ‘Color Of The Year’ and for 2015 they’re predicting that Marsala is that color. Chalk up another win for the world’s wine lovers:
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.
Pantone has a couple of ideas of how to incorporate Marsala (the color) into your lifestyle.
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.
Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability
– Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
Of course we’re talking about a color named for the wine it resembles, which brings us back to the text above, repeated here, that explains the next recommendation:
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.
If you’re wondering how Pantone decides what color deserves this honor, here’s some info on the selection process:
Since 2000, the pantone color institute has been designating a color of the year to express in color what is taking place in the global zeitgeist. 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.
All images via Pantone.