Pantone have released their 2015 colour of the year and even though it has had mixed responses on social media, I personally adore this years colour, Marsala. A wine red hue with earthy brown tones.
“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 colour truly can be applied to every area of design. I can imagine using this for throw cushions or napkins in the home, wearing it on my lips, using it in graphic design (maybe in place of black) or as I am wearing today, in the form of pants and a matching manicure.
For me it beats 2014’s bright and girlie Radiant Orchid thats for sure. Radiant Orchid was fine for little accents here and there, but was best suited to the runway and lipgloss departments. I certainly wouldn’t of added anything more than a cushion in the colour to my home.
Marsala does have a down side, if the wrong shade is used or it is paired with the wrong colours it can look dreary and dated. Stick with richer versions of the hue and pair with light or vibrant colours. I love it paired with baby blue, it works so beautifully.
Marsala In Beauty
This colour is flattering on so many skin tones, on the lips, cheeks, eyes or on your nails.
You could sweep this deep hue across your cheeks and keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Wear it on your lips accompanied by a dark brown smokey eye. Or be bold and wear it on your eyes in either shadow or liner. Here are a few Ideas…