Just like the full-bodied wine from Sicily that bears the same name, Marsala is earthy and warm and kind of sexy, too. Maybe that is why this pretty shade has been chosen as the “Color of the Year 2015″ by the Pantone Color Institute based in New Jersey.
That means you will be seeing lots and lots of marsala-colored fashion, makeup, interior design features, vehicles, industrial design and so forth, all around the world. The Pantone experts know all about color, as they are recognized as the global color authorities.
Why this red-brown shade?
Pantone’s Executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, suggests it’s a color that emanates natural earthiness plus sophistication, and this:
“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.”
We could all use some of that, indeed. Even the WallStreetJournalVideo.com has been raving about the beauty of marsala and how it will become an accent and color of stability in women’s and men’s fashion through spring, summer and beyond.
A marsala-colored handbag would be a lovely addition to your wardrobe, ladies. It provides an elegant pop of color and blends in beautifully with neutrals. Of course, there is plenty of wine-red or burgundy shades of makeup to put on, especially in the blush and lipstick categories. A beautiful manicure in Essie’s Bordeaux will get you many compliments, too. The shade marsala brings on attention, but in a subtle, sophisticated way, if CrunchBase is to be believed anyway. Christian Broda seems to think so.