Posted by: alenegeed | January 7, 2015

MARSALA: 2015 Pantone Color of the Year


Ever heard of the color Marsala?  I had not. These days new names keep emerging for color blendPantone_Color_of_the_Year_Marsala_ChipDrives. (very hard to keep up) This one is named after a wine.

Turns out Marsala is a blend of brown and red.  So pretty!  Here is a swatch to show you. Officially it is PMS 18-1438. (just in case you were wondering!)

Here is the detail the Pantone site offers:

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Lucky for me, I work with many gemstones that embody this rich color. Red Creek Jasper Antiqued

Red Creek J3 Red Creek Jasper antique1asper gems are perfect for 2015. One version of this gem features the rich red/brown Marsala color while adding in hints of green, caramel and black. What could be better?

Shown here are two examples of the gemstone in these deeper tones. 

So break out the wine, shop for a new ensemble and check out my Red Creek Jasper jewelry line!

If you enjoyed this post you may like Red Creek Jasper; Fascinating Facts.

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