January is a time filled with new beginnings. Everyone is getting fit, setting new goals, and thinking of new ways to make 2015 their best year yet. We fashion industry enthusiasts have our eye set on the hottest trend forecasts, and with each new year comes a new color. The fashion calendar begins when Pantone, renowned for choosing “the new black” each year, announces the IT selection from their color chart. Once again, they succeeded in capturing our hearts and lipstick shades when they announced the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala! Read on to find out all you need to know about this red hue.
“What is marsala?” you may ask. “Where did this color come from?” No worries, we’ve got all your questions covered! Marsala shares its name with a wine produced in a small town bordering Sicily, Italy.
In the 1700s, a man named John Woodhouse decided he needed to develop some classy vino that stayed fresh during long voyages at sea. Thus, marsala wine was born. It is the dusty rose hue of this wine that has inspired marsala, the color. It’s a versatile hue and works well with many skin tones for fashion and has amazing complimentary colors for design. And it looks absolutely delicious on its own!
Pantone holds the gold standard on color. It’s a company that contributes color to the printing, fabric, paint, and plastics industries. Their number-coded color system is what everyone uses to properly identify every color imaginable. So as you can imagine, their choice on what should whet an artist’s palette has massive influence on the design world. If Pantone says marsala is the color of the year then the world listens.
The color of the year has been seen all over the red carpet. Bloggers and insta-famous fashionistas are incorporating it into their street style. And don’t assume that models and designers are the only people who style with marsala, big-name celebrities know a good splash of color when they see it, too!
Here are a few photos that will inspire you to fill your closet (and makeup kit!) with marsala.
Make sure your living space looks as fab as you do in 2015! We found some oh so chic ways to incorporate this lovely color into your home, dorm room, or office.
Need some help? Many people make the mistake of pairing their main color with only black or some other neutral tone. Mix it up! Use marsala to compliment other glorious colors. Here’s a selection of matching Pantone hues that will help you along in your road to the perfect aesthetic balance.
Since Pantone first started choosing a color of the year back in ’00, they’ve helped set the stage for many style revolutions. Check out what’s been selected in years past!
Are you in love yet?? We know we are!Have you seen our Marsala – Color of the Year collection? Since we’re so obsessed, we simply had to make a collection of beautiful marsala items for you to decorate our online rooms with. It’s our hand-crafted tribute to the awesome color of 2015.
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Stay FIERCE, Roomies!