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Marsala announced as Pantone's 2015 colour of the year

Ashley Souza

Posted on January 07 2015

Natural Look

Marsala is Pantone's 2015 colour of the year. Marsala described as, "A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability," by Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute. 

A deep red-brown color with a neutral base it complements all skin tones while being a versatile and sophisticated color that can be dressed up or down. Marsala can easily go from a morning into a night look. Use these tips to make the most of this color with your makeup and apparel. 

When focusing on your makeup, try pairing the color with peachy pinks and light taupe colors for a more natural yet elegant day time look. For a sultry night-time look, pair the color with gold metallic to get a dramatic feel.  

If you are feeling really adventurous this year, make Marsala your new hair color. Marsala works really well as an all over color for brunettes and those who fair or olive skin tones. Or you can add some Marsala low lights for a subtle look that will complement your natural features.  

When it comes to apparel Marsala will be your new go-to color. It is a great addition to any wardrobe thanks to its versatility. For a chic natural look pair Marsala with neutrals like a warmer taupe and grays. Try pairing a Marsala scarf with a pair a dark gray jeans and a taupe blouse for an everyday look. If you want to stand out with a sexy and dramatic look pair color with vibrant blues, greens like turquoise and teal, or golden yellows. Try pairing a bright color heel with a Marsala dress for a bold and flirty look.

You can also get the man in your life in on the fun with a Marsala tie to pair with a dark gray suit for a look that can worn in the office or date night.  Or a Marsala shirt to wear with a pair of a jeans for a look that is causal and stylish.

You can expect to see Marsala in wide range of products for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails as well as in apparel. Try the color in a matte or glossy finish for even more options.  

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