Sunday, January 25, 2015

Marsala: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015

Each year, Pantone, the official color matching system, announces their color of the year, and there is always a lot of chatter about it, both positive and negative. The color for 2015 is Marsala.image

For those of us who remember the burgundy of bygone years, Marsala is more of the same. Sort of a faded burgundy. imageFrom Pantone’s press: Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

Marsala is quite a change from the past few years, which were clear, bright colors. Marsala is interesting in that it has a lot of green in it and also some blue. imageAs I wandered around Halcyon House Antiques on Saturday, I spotted a number of items that fit into the Marsala color range. IMG_8324IMG_8336IMG_8317IMG_8313IMG_8315IMG_8322IMG_8345

There is not really anything that we have that I think is the true MARSALA color as proscribed by the Pantone Color Institute, but some of these come close.

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