Since I am a new blogger, I thought that it was fitting to introduce the Pantone Color of the Year. Now, if you are wondering what that is, Pantone had been releasing a color for the past 15 years. The color has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in many industries like, fashion, home, industrial design and graphic design. The Color of the Year selection requires careful consideration and searches the world for color influences.
So here’s the big reveal! Marsala is the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year. Marsala is a naturally robust and earthy wine red. “It enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Marsala can bring elegance into any interior with its rich and welcoming hue. Marsala works best when it is applied to textured surfaces like a rug or furniture pieces. Marsala is perfect for a kitchen or dinning room, because this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal.
Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, Marlasa combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range. Take a look at Pantone’s color pairings.
Now if you were anything like me when I was first getting into the design world, you are probably wondering why colors are so important that we need to designate a color of the year. Well color can affect many things in your life, for example, it can determine your mood, productivity, success, happiness and much more. As Oscar Wilde puts it perfectly, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
So lovelies, where can you add a little Marsala in your life?
Photos from pantone.com