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Pantone Announced the Color of the Year 2015 and It’s Sultry!

10 February 2015

Pantone Announced the Color of the Year 2015 and It’s Sultry!

At the beginning of December 2014, Pantone announced the color of the year 2015: Marsala! And it’s time for us to dig a little deeper and learn how to embrace this fantastic hue for the next 11 months.

Marsala is the earthy color of the famous wine that also gives its name and it is way different from last year’s vivid color – Radiant Orchid.

Marsala is not a color to stand out and strike you, but a color that can infiltrate everywhere and anyhow. A color that will fill the fashion and beauty scene, the industrial design and the interior design as well.

Its red-brown roots are almost hypnotic and as Pantone says:

Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.

When it comes to fashion, Marsala is a dream come true for everyone. It’s a color that will go perfectly with every season and style icons like Beyonce, Rihanna and Olivia Palermo have immediately embraced it.

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During the cold season, cover yourself in gorgeous Marsala knits and furs and than transition to spring by pairing Marsala with pastels – especially powder blues and even white.

Oh, and by the way, we’re just in time for Valentine’s Day as this is the perfect color for a romantic dress on this special time of the year!

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But besides the clothes that look fabulous in this shade, Marsala is also an exquisite hue for nails, lips and especially hair!

So, expect to see a lot of new hair trends with variations of Marsala this year.

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This color goes best with either brunettes with olive skin or pale light skin. But then again, you can always find a shade of Marsala that matches your personal skin tone.

It’s a great option for the blush color as it seriously pops out your cheekbones and defines your features.

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And if everything is changing this year, maybe it’s also time for a redecoration of your home and I’m telling you, this is the perfect hue to upgrade your home and make it more elegant and sophisticated. You know, to give it that special something.

Marsala is a great choice for interior design especially because of its earthiness that creates a warm feeling in the room. It’s the best option for kitchen and dining room to match the wine in the glasses or for the bedroom to create that sensual and romantic atmosphere.

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And if you don’t really like the idea of getting the furniture of painting an entire wall in this color, you can always fill the room with accessories in this shade. Marsala looks at its best when applied to textured surfaces, so go for rugs, pillows, blankets and other decorative items, as Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director at Pantone Color Institute, tells us:

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.

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Finally, most important of all, you have to develop the skill of pairing Marsala with other colors. So, we’ve got three stages of pairings for this hue:

  • for a more serious and tamely look, combine it with neutrals – taupes and grays;
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  • for a warmer and day-to-day look, pair Marsala’s burnished undertones with shades of yellow – umber, amber and golden yellow;
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  • for a more dramatic and daring look, choose greens in turquoise and teal or vibrant blues.
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 We, here at Ealuxe, absolutely love Pantone’s new color of the year 2015 – Marsala, do you like it?

How would you wear it?

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