This time of year is particularly interesting for world of fashion, beauty and color trends, as Pantone Color Institute announces the color of the year. And Color Of The Year for 2015 is: Marsala!
It’s a rich rustic red/wine color with brown undertones, which has an element of earthy warmth to it:
Although it doesn’t mean we all have to go and douse ourselves in the chosen color, it does conjure up enough interest that cosmetics and fashion brands, home accessories and even food gets inspiration from color of the year in their creative process. So I guess we’ll be seeing quite a bit of this shade throughout 2015.
Sephora teams up with Pantone every year to release a special limited edition collection of the chosen color. Last year’s vibrant fuchsia Radiant Orchid is being replaced with the warm rustic hues of Marsala, ranging from softer nudes to the rich reds.
Here’s a sneak peek of Sephora’s Marsala collection which will be released soon – I’ll keep you guys updated on the launch date. I’m really loving the packaging; it looks so chic and classy compared to the white plastic packaging of previous years:
If however, you want to get a head start in rocking this very fall/winter’esque color, there are plenty of options available across many cosmetics brands. Prominently cheek and lip colors, the below options (and more listed in the link), will be great starter pieces for your Marsala collection ;)
Click HERE to browse through Marsala inspired makeup items
I think Marsala is a great shade for cosmetics, especially for fall and winter and these rustic hues would look stunning particularly on deep/dark skin tones. Blended with shimmery gold shades for added drama or a flush of color on the cheeks against natural skin, there are many options to make the most of this shade.
Same with fashion; warm cosy marsala coats or corduroy skinny pants, a pop of rich color with bags, scarves and shoes could really help take a simple outfit to a different level. I’m a bit unsure about it for home decor, but then again, I’m more of a modern/French Provincial nudes, beige, whites kinda person.
What do you guys think of Marsala as color of 2015? xx