Marsala is Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year


Pantone has just released their colour of the year for 2015 which is MARSALA, changing direction of brighter colours in past years this earthy colour has endless possibilities especially here in south Africa. The flexibility of the colour across a variety of disciplines from architecture, interiors, fashion and graphic design should prove to be exceptionally interesting and we look forward to seeing all the creative applications.

We got some insights from Pantone themselves, but for more in  depth info visit

For 15 years, Pantone has selected a “Color of the Year” by reviewing influences like fashion trends, art, travel destinations, entertainment and popular culture. The selection is the company’s prediction for what will be a popular hue for designs and products in the coming year.



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.









The Versatility of Marsala

Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
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.

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.





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