Marsala

International color authority Pantone has named it’s color of the year for 2014 and it is…..

Marsala!

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Pantone

 

It’s earthy and natural, which is a great departure from last year’s pick, Radiant Orchid. It’s not quite as rich a hue as burgundy, yet not as brown as what we’ve seen coming down the Spring ’15 catwalks.

The folks at Pantone describe it as:
“Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”

Victoria and Albert Museum

 

It is reminiscent of the faded damasks from the past.

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Gloves by Lane Bryant

 

It’s a beautiful leather color, which could add warmth to camels, browns, navy or black.

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The cosmetics industry will have a field day with this shade, which works beautifully for lips, cheeks and nails on most complexions.

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It’s autumnal, but works with all of the ’70s influences we will see for spring.

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Victoria Beckham

 

Done in tonals, both darker and more vibrant gives the color the richness it needs.

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Pantone

 

What do you think about Marsala? Will you wear it?

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2 Responses to “Marsala”

  1. Marla Aaron Says:

    don’t love. It’s a it neither this nor that. I guess I should like it because it is a good “color” for me to wear. But no, it does not send me…..It feels too muted..

    • indigo jones Says:

      A lot of people are posting deep rich burgundy shades and passing it off as Marsala, which in fact is a bit faded. We shall see where it goes. I don’t think radiant orchid lived up to it’s hype last year, but tangerine tango was huge a couple of years ago.

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