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Pantone Colour of the Year 2015: Marsala

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It’s that time of year again, and Pantone has announced its colour of the year for 2015 as Marsala, “a naturally robust and earthy red”.

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According to Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman, “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while it’s grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

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“This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

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I must admit it’s more of a shade I associate with lipstick as opposed to a colour I would instinctively use in a design, but I’m keen to give it a go!

What do you think of 2015’s colour of the year? Love it or hate it?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef December 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I like it! I’d probably call it ‘old brick’ but I think it’s lovely.

    • Reply Swah December 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      It’s a colour I think I need to learn to love hehe ;)

  • Reply Helen | Grab Your Fork December 7, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Agreed. It looks pretty similar to my preferred shade for everyday lippy! I was a bit skeptical until I saw the media images but can totally see it being picked up for its ‘natural robustness’. Heh.

    • Reply Swah December 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      It’s a bit of a safe colour I think (I’m more of a tropical-shaded person) but, well, you can’t argue with “natural robustness” haha

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