Today is day 22 of my 30 Days of Holidays series but I just had to change the focus a bit from all the Christmas themed post to share the 2015 Color of the Year with you along with my thoughts on the color.
Pantone, the leading color indicator in the areas of design, interior and fashion names a color of the year each December. The unveiling of the color is a big deal and is usually greeted with great applause. For 2015 Pantone has selected a color called Marsala that is getting mixed and not so favorable reviews. Count me in with those that were shocked and aren’t embracing the color.
Here’s how Pantone describes Marsala…
A UNIFYING ELEMENT
The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
A TASTEFUL HUE
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.
A HEARTY YET STYLISH TONE
Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.