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Pantone Releases Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala

Posted on 19 December 2014

Pantone, known as the worldwide standard for color communication and inspiration since 1963, was excited to announce that Marsala would be the “IT” color of the year. Now, before you start thinking about chicken and a great glass of wine, we want to remind you that the warm red colors have often be worn as a fashion and beauty must. Remember the “Oxen Blood” craze? Not to mention burgundies and maroons have often been fashion colors that we can appreciate for the winter months.

According to www.Pantone.com:

"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while it’s 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."

 

Marsala for Fashion

Marsala was a hit on the Spring 2015 runways with fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2015; Daniel Silverstain, Herve Leger by Max Azria, and Dennis Basso incorporated the hue into their collections. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant statement color when the color is used on its own or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colors.

With the ever-growing popularity of floral prints and striping, variations of this hue will undoubtedly carry into men's and women's clothing throughout next year. Marsala is also a popular choice for jewelry and fashion accessories, including handbags, hats, footwear and the burgeoning market of wearable technology.

Marsala for Beauty

An incredibly versatile color for beauty, Marsala is an appealing and sophisticated shade that's flattering against many skin tones.

Marsala pairs exquisitely with monochromatic mixes of peachy pinks, and sparkles against antiqued gold metallics, offering an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Marsala illuminates a range of smoky-neutral color combinations, making it a captivating eye shadow color that can be worn from morning until night. Add an overlay of bronze for a dramatic look that suits any eye color, or use Marsala as a go-to finishing touch on nails.

Will you be wearing Marsala this year? Let us see you in your best Marsala colors on Instagram #helensjewelsmarsala

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