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





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.


Gloves by Lane Bryant


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


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


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


Victoria Beckham


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




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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