Pantone 2015 color of the year is…..MARSALA!!!
When I first looked at this color I did not love it. I thought with all of the possible color options to choose from, why would Pantone pick this color? Earthy red for Pantone 2015? Not sure I’m lovin’ it. But then my mind shifted a little bit. I looked in my closet and saw that I had a few pieces in this shade, pieces I love (a shirt that I’m wearing right now actually). And then I thought… it’s the color of wine, and I LOVE wine. So then I came around.
I can understand that it is universally attractive. It is so easy to incorporate this color in fashion, home décor, beauty products, jewelry…. It compliments so many other colors like blues, browns, blacks, reds, greens to name a few. So now I like it.
Notes from Pantones website: ( https://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21167 )
‘A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.’
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.
Here are a few pieces of jewelry that feature shades of Pantone 2015 color of the year…
14K yellow gold garnet ring. 7.6 grams. One emerald cut garnet, 11x9mm & 14 round brilliant cut diamonds, .50 total carat weight, VS-SI1 clarity, GH color. Ring size 7.25. $975
14K yellow gold garnet earrings. 2.1 grams. 2 oval cut garnets, 6x4mm & 8 round brilliant cut diamonds, .15 total carat weight, VS clarity, GH color. $270
Platinum & 18K rose gold custom made flower ring. One square cushion cut pink sapphire, .75 carat & 20 round brilliant cut diamonds, .45 points, VS clarity, GH color. Ring size approx. 6.5, square shank. $4125
So go out any buy a piece of jewelry, or a cushion, or a shirt and rock some MARSALA!