The colour experts at Pantone have announced that the deep and rich warm burgundy shade of Marsala will be their Colour of the Year for 2015. At the opposite end of the colour spectrum from this year’s cool lilac shade of Radiant Orchid, Marsala is set to heat up next year’s fashion and interior landscapes.
‘While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 colour of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,’ explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute.
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Eagerly anticipated every December, the Colour of the Year selection requires careful consideration and Pantone combs the world looking for colour influences to help reach a decision. Influences can include everything from the fashion and entertainment industries, the world of art, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, the availability of new textures and effects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
Pantone have forecasted that Marsala will be a huge trend for interiors thanks to the shade being complex and full-bodied without overpowering. Set to provide a unifying element for interior spaces, it will add elegance to any room scheme. Look to add accent pieces and accessories in this rich and welcoming shade to ensure your home is on trend for 2015. Wallpaper and paint in shades of Marsala will warm the atmosphere of any room and suit any size of space. The Pantone expert’s top tip for incorporating Marsala into your home is to choose the shade for rugs and upholstered furniture; the shade’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the colour is applies to textured surfaces.
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A hit on the spring 2015 catwalks with fashion designers such as Daniel Silverstain, Hervé Leger by Max Azria and Dennis Basso, incorporating the Marsala shade into their collections. As it is such an impactful, full-bodied colour, Marsala makes an elegant statement when worn on its own or as a compelling accent when it is combined with other shades. It is also set to be a popular choice for jewellery and fashion accessories next year, such as handbags, footwear and wearable technology. The beauty industry will also see an influx of Marsala next year. It’s an incredibly versatile colour that will add sophistication to any look and flatter against many skin tones.
The robust and earthy wine red hue is the perfect choice to refresh your home and your wardrobe in 2015, another fantastic choice from Pantone, the worldwide authority on colour.
‘Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala it’s the 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.’ Leatrice Eiseman.