PANTONE (18-1438) MARSALA – Color of the Year 2015

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - Marsala 18-1438

Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth.

Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

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.

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.

 HOW THE 2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR WAS SELECTED

Why PANTONE Marsala is the Color of 2015

Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala

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MARSALA COLOR PAIRINGS

Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.

Pantone Color of the Year 2015  Marsala Pairings

A UNIFYING ELEMENT

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
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Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color InstitutePANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A UNIFYING ELEMENT

A TASTEFUL HUE

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.

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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.Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 - MARSALA 18-1438 - A TASTEFUL HUE

A HEARTY YET STYLISH TONE

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.

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via: pantone.com

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