Well, Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2015. You’ll recall my heartfelt campaign for cobalt last year and the disappointment that was radiant orchid. (I did a series of posts if you don’t recall.)
The last is my campaign for cobalt that apparently fell on deaf ears. We still have 2016, old friend!
So anyway, the color they have chosen for 2015 is Marsala. (As I am writing this post, my face is a mask of warring petulant facial expressions — eye rolls and lifted eyebrows fighting for center stage on my face.)
Marsala? What the heck is that? From what they have produced, Pantone seems to think that is a muted scarlet color.
(Another giant eye roll v. eyebrow raise)
But then I started doing some looking into the color… it’s not so bad…
Now if you choose to interpret it as a slighter darker and richer shade — which I will be — it’s a magical color. Check these out:
(that last one made me think of you, Maria)
I may be partial but I quite like my personal interpretation of marsala. I think it will be interesting to see how the color plays out with time. For now, a shortcut style tip is to follow the same rules as I suggested for oxblood last fall.
The colors are very similar and so the same rules apply. I can’t wait to see what comes out with this new color of 2015.