Pantone Color of the Year

If you are a designer, creative, or color geek like me then you have been biting your nails to see what the new color of the year will be. The announcement has been made, Marsala is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. Pantone's description of Marsala: "A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls."

I have a little confession, I was not a fan of the 2015 color selection at first. After reading the description of Marsala, it's actually growing on me. The site also talks about the versatility of 2015 color of the year. Here are some of the points that gives us a better picture of how to use 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."

I will embrace Marsala and hope to find many uses for it. I put together a color inspiration board to get my creative juices flowing. What amazing things will you create in 2015 with Marsala?

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