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How To Use Marsala – Pantone’s 2015 Color

Pantone color for 2015 marsala is complex and

full bodied like a glass of red wine!

Pantone color 2015What exactly is Pantone and how do they determine the color for the year you ask? Pantone Inc is a company located in New Jersey and is well known for it’s color matching system that was first created back in 1963 which consisted of a large number of small cardboard sheets, printed on one side with a series of related color swatches and then bound into a small “fan deck”.

They have since regulated colors so different manufactures from all around the world can access and reference a Pantone color. They have a solid color palette of 1114 colors as well as four other palettes but these should not be confused with the original solid palette.

It was back in 2000 when Pantone put a team together to search the world for future design and color direction in broad sectors. Selecting a color of the year is meant as a reflection of what people are looking for, what they feel they need that color can help to answer. Not necessarily the popular fashion color of the season, but a color bridging all areas of design which is an expression of a mood, an attitude, on the part of the buyer.Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_Story_One_Image3

So how do you incorporate Marsala into your everyday. In small bits. It’s a pretty bold color but adds a nice, warm earthy feeling.

1.) Beauty: You can already find this color in many beauty products. The hue is stunning in a lip stick, nail color, blush or even a few streaks of hair color. Just remember less is more.

2.) Accessories: add a splash of the color to your main fashion pieces with  scarves, ties for men, shoes, purses, phone case, hair band or earrings. Marsala can be worn with black and gray during cold months and moving into Spring and Summer wear it with beige and white.

3.) Home Decor: You can add touches of marsala to your homes decor without breaking the bank or over powering a room by using throw pillows, accent rugs, table runners, serving dishes and in floral arrangements and of course wreaths. The video will provide some more great ideas

Marsala pairs beautifully with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range. For more color pairing visit Pantone

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