How to Use the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

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For 2015, Pantone has announced the color of the year to be the earthy brick red tone, Marsala.

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According to Pantone “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

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This beautiful tone is rich and jewel-like and works in all styles.

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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.

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Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.

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An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging.

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A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

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Jewelry in the marsala shade is going to be all the rage for 2015. Use Swarovski bicones in a variety of colors that fit with the marsala color family such as this custom coated Light Siam Volcano crystal beads.

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Combine marsala with bright cool colors such as green and blue such as in this necklace below.

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See how this Red Umber Czech beads combine with Turquoise Opaque AB beads.

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What do you think of the color of the year? Is it a winner or not so much? Let us know in the comments!

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