2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

MarsalaHark! There is a new lady in town and her name is Marsala. She is the 2015 Color of the Year. Marsala is spicy and enchanting. I know you are going to fall for this sultry, wine-inspired color.

Along with Marsala’s arrival, this week brings us the Fall Equinox, and the official end of Summer — Wednesday, September 23rd to be exact. It is one of the two days during the year in which day and night are of equal length, reminding us of the potency and power of balance.

This seasonal shift also offers cooler days the Earth feels and appears more abundant and there is a richness of color, as contrasted by the Summer warmth and her muted colors. There is a bit of excitement in the air with a hint of anticipation of something to come. Marsala is the ideal hostess of color to transition us to Autumn.

I Marsala headerencourage you to consider this sumptuous shade. She is dramatic, yet earthy, elegant and refined. It is pleasing to many skin tones and with a hint of brown, it works for you lovely ladies of warmer palettes. And since she is the child of Red, those of you who lean toward passion will benefit from her lusciousness too. If not a gorgeous tulle skirt or sexy silk gown, then try Lady Marsala on as a lipstick, or nail lacquer. Invite her in, your experience will be enriched by her.

I’ll step aside and let Leatrice Eiseman, my teacher and Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, speak to you about marvelous Marsala!

Lee Eiseman YouTube

Walk in Beauty,


Color Pairing Ideas:

Marsala with Oak Buff

Marsala with Oak Buff

Oak Bluff with Cool Colors

Oak Bluff with Cooler Colors

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Orange pairings

 Dried Herb and Desert SageDried Herb and Desert Sage

Pantone Fall 2015 Color Grid:

Fall Color Grid

Pantone Fall 2015 Grid

Which of these colors “pop” for you? You can choose as many as you like. Leave a comment below. We’d love to receive your feedback!

** New colors added daily. Come back and visit often!

Biscay Bay

Biscay Bay

Cashmere Rose

Cashmere Rose

Dried Herb for Gents and Interiors

Dried Herb for Gents and Interiors

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather



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