Magical Marsala: Pantone’s Color Of The Year


Source:  THOR




1. an Italian city.

2. a sweet fortified wine.

Also known as one of chicken’s best companions and Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015.

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute has this to say about the color that defines 2015: “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.  Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”  We have to agree.  With its incredible ability to look simply magical next to every skin tone under the sun, and its uncanny capability to pair beautifully with colors from many points on the spectrum of color, Marsala is making bold appearances in every realm of style, fashion, beauty and decor.

Marsala On and Off the Runway

Both Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten added little touches of Marsala to their Spring 2015 collections which debuted early fall 2014.  Now that the New Year is here, you can find Marsala just about everywhere you turn; Marsala apparel and accessories are abound.  Adding a touch of Marsala to your everyday outfits with an eye-catching coat, sophisticated shoe, or warm sweater will make quite the statement and during the current season will do wonders to brighten up a very white winter.

Makeup and Marsala

Marsala is a gorgeous paradox; it appears natural, yet captivatingly bold. Make use of the Color of the Year when you choose your next nail lacquer or makeup.  In partnership with Pantone Universe, Sephora has exclusively released a limited-edition line of makeup featuring the rich color.  Our picks for adding Marsala to your beauty bank are the Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner, and the Bold Marsala Mascara & Brow Highlighter.  The collection also includes a Marsala eye palette, blush set, cheek balm, and lip creams.

More, and More Marsala

According to Eiseman, as a nurturing and fulfilling earthy tone, “Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home.” Add touches of warm Marsala throughout your abode using drapery, rugs, decorative pillows, throws and upholstered furniture.

If after all this you’re thinking, “Maybe not Marsala…” you can still enjoy it in its most delicious chicken form.

Ralueke Hayford has lived in Canada, New York City and Japan. Her travels have shown her how varied and diverse style is, and how even the smallest details can be transformative. Ralueke has a love for literature that extends to all its forms. She has contributed to poetry compilations and a jump-start magazine for young girls. Currently, she is working on her first novel and serving as an Editor, Coordinator and sometimes Contributor for Raggs & Rattle Style.

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