Colour of the year- Marsala - Styled By Sally

Colour of the year- Marsala


Named colour of the year for 2015, Marsala combines a hue of wine and chocolate to create a romantic and strong colour, set to be seen across the runways and in our wardrobes this year. I LOVE IT!

This is such a versatile colour. It works perfectly as the key colour of an outfit and can be complemented by warm tones, like gold and ochre, or cool tones, like teal or aqua. Take a look at some of the colour pairings Pantone have come up with and you will see how truly versatile Marsala is as a colour.

Pantone chose Marsala as colour of the year for its versatility, saying:

  • 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.

Unlike last year’s colour of the year (Radiant Orchid), this year’s can be worn well in clothing, footwear, accessories and in your makeup choices. Just picture the dramatic and well defined lips and nails you will be showing off this year!

Make no mistake. Marsala is not simply a colour for women. It will look spectacular in men’s accessories, tops and jumpers. A pair of well-polished dress shoes in Marsala will be a wardrobe staple this year.

Last year’s colour was ethereal and romantic. Marsala is rich, elegant and luxurious while still being earthy. It’s a colour that wraps us in comfort and adds a touch of class at the same time. It is a practical colour but it’s also very sensual. It’s the kind of colour that invites you to touch and experience its pleasure. Yes, I love Marsala. Make it bold with strong colour pairings or soften it with a neutral or dusky colour. This is a colour that everyone can incorporate into their wardrobe and be on trend without any effort at all.

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