I must admit that, after the last year, I had a was a little scared awaiting the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year. Perhaps for this reason I waited a bit to talk about it on my blog. In fact, with all the respect and love I feel for Pantone, 2014 with Radiant Orchid was rather sickly! I think many will agree with me, and that’s why we can finally breathe a sigh of relief: the color of the year 2015 is Marsala.
The color take its name from the liqueur wine typical of the italian town Marsala, in Sicily. At first I believed it had a different nuance, and not the warm one of MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438. Then I checked on Wikipedia just to discover that Marsala wine can have three different colors:
- gold, produced from white grapes, it is forbidden to addition of cooked must.
- amber, produced from white grapes, with addition of cooked must more than 1%.
- ruby, produced from black grapes, with the possible addition of a maximum 30% of white grapes; prohibits the addition of cooked must.
Forgive me, my sommelier friends! The color of the year, therefore, is characterized by pleasure-references of wines between amber and ruby, has a strong consistency that gives security, smells home and it’s elegant, contrasting perfectly with many other colors.
This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
Equally attractive to men and women, the Marsala seems perfect for both clothing and accessories and for make up, matching well with many skin tones.
Dramatic and at the same time comfortable, as the fertile land, rich and bold red-brown Marsala brings color and warmth in domestic interiors and a message of glamor and luxury to the graphics and packaging. So, what do you want more from the color of the year? Have a great Marsala 2015!
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