In 1999 PANTONE announced the color of the millennium. Due to it intense popularity, PANTONE decided to name a color of the year, every year.
The 2015 PANTONE Color of the Year is Marsala.
Marsala is described by PANTONE as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our mind, bodies, and souls.”
The Color of the Year selection considers the influence of industries around the world. From fashion and beauty, to graphic design and home and industrial design, the Color of the Year is carefully selected by PANTONE color experts.
In their announcement, PANTONE details the color itself and how to use it in various industries. A big factor is the selection of Marsala is its versatility. Appealing to both men and women, Marsala flatters many skin tones and can be worn in apparel and accessories as well as beauty products. Its dramatic, warm tones are perfect for home interiors, print pieces, and packaging.
Incorporating Marsala into graphic design can help create an eye-catching and artistic design. Marsala can stand alone as a primary color in the design, or act as a strong accent to other colors.
To learn more about PANTONE’s recommended color pairings for Marsala, visit their website.
If you would like to use Marsala, visit the PANTONE website for the color formula and guides.