Pantone Color of the Year 2015


Pantone Color of the Year 2015- Marsala

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 has been released and it is Marsala. The company explained why this color, Marsala 18-1438 is so versatile and why they chose this color for 2015. Pantone pairs colors on their site with the color of the year as well as all coloring pairs which Treasure Box Kids looks at when we design our outfits. This color pairs well with neutrals, which includes warmer taupe’s and grays. Because of its polished undertones, Marsala is a great companion with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens, and more vibrant blues.


Pantone Color of the Year is Versatile

  • Both men and women like the color, Marsala. Marsala is a stimulating and savory shade for apparel and accessories which encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Complimentary to 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.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.



Why Marsala as the Pantone Color of the Year

Marsala is a rich color much different from last years color lilac Marsala is a sophisticated color that embodies a natural earthiness tone to the color. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and David Shah, Editorial Director discuss why the color was chosen and the applications for the color in design. Watch this video and learn much more about why the color was chosen and how the color translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

Interview with Leatrice Eiseman

Not everyone agrees that this color is the best chose for this year as many people are fond of pastels. What do you think of this color choice for the Pantone Color of the Year 2015?

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