The results are in! Pantone has just chosen Marsala -- a red-brown hue named for the Sicilian wine -- as the Color of 2015. Marsala is an earthy red, which the company describes as "an impactful, full-bodied and elegant grounded statement." The subdued, sophisticated tone follows last year’s pick, the much more boisterous and
relentlessly cheerful Radiant Orchid.
Going gaga for Marsala
Pantone's Executive Director says that "this hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth."
The power of Marsala: Resistance is futile
A swatch of Pantone 18-1438
Warning: Prolonged exposure to Marsala can cause slinkiness
For a short video about how this color was chosen and
the industries that will be affected by the choice, link here.