Introducing the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

The year of Radiant Orchid is winding down, and the Pantone Color Institute has just announced its 2015 Color of the Year: the wine tone Marsala.

Introducing the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year

“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,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, in a press release. “This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces, the press release notes.

“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.”

Marsala is also a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room, such as tabletop accents, small appliances and linens.

“The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws,” Pantone states.

This post was originally published Cicely Wedgeworth on


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