Earlier this month, Pantone announced what it expects to be the color of the year for 2015. Of course, by announcing it, it becomes a self-fulling action. Clothing designers wait for and design to that color and flood the market with myriads of designs employing that color. It is up to us as consumers to determine if that color is indeed appealing for the year.
Pantone’s Selection for 2015
This year their selected color is described as Marsala. Fancy name for a reddish brown. They describe it as “Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”
Will It Work For You?
If your color analysis says you are an Autumn then this color is fantastic for you. It is the perfect neutral for your wardrobe.
Spring and Winter – not so much. Unless you use it as an accent or change its tone in some way it will make you look washed out and ill.
Summers might be able to get away with lightening it up.
What Do You Think?
What do you think of the color? I’m interested to see just how accurate Pantone is in predicting our color likes. Let me know with a comment.
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Above all, don’t pick a color because someone in authority tells you it is the in color. Pick colors that you enjoy and that make you feel like a million.