Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015

Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 - Marsala

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global color authority, recently announced PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2015.


According to Pantone, Marsala is a rich, elegant and tasteful hue with sophisticated, earthy and grounding reddish-brown roots. Rich and earthy, Marsala makes for an elegant and grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent paired with other colors. Hearty and stylish, Marcela can be used to add a warm and rich elegance to any room in the house. Some of the designers who incorporated this hue into their collections include – Derek Lam, Jenny Packham, Christopher Kane, Matthew Williamson, Daniel Silverstain, Hervé Léger by Max Azria and Dennis Basso.




Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015. Pantone Marsala. Image: Courtesy of Pantone

Pantone Marsala Color of the year 2015. Image: Courtesy of Pantone

Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015. Pantone Marsala. Image: Courtesy of Pantone


Fendi Resort, Nordstrom Ted Baker London Woven Silk Tie, Fendi Resort, Vivienne Westwood RedLabel, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE COY 2015, Fendi Resort

Images: Courtesy of Fendi, Courtesy of Sephora, Courtesy of Nordstorm, Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood


Gucci, Gucci, Jenny Packhan, Dolce & Gabbana, Haider Ackermann, Haider Ackermann


Victoria Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Miu Miu, Miu Miu, Jenny Packham, No. 21


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Topshop Unique, Topshop Unique


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Miu Miu, Miu Miu


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Louis Vuitton, No. 21


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Jenny Packham, Jenny Packham


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Jason Wu, Matthew Williamson


Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015 – Haider Ackermann, Derek Lam


On the runway, there were many shades of marsala, from brownish to reddish tones. Details such as stripes, ruffles, prints, embellishments etc. coupled with spring colors and materials added uniqueness to the pieces. Marsala pairs extremely well with scuba blue, classic blue, dusk blue, treetop green, lucite green, glacier gray, toasted almond, strawberry ice, lavender herb, custard yellow and other colors from the Spring 2015 color palette but is also versatile enough to be paired with other colors such as metallics, whites and brighter reds. Do you like this color? What do you think of it?  






Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
– Pablo Picasso



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  14 comments for “Color Trends: Color of the Year 2015

  1. December 9, 2014 at 3:58 am

    people were on social media complaining about this color. hahaha i actually like it. i like wine and berry colors. i think with ANY color, it can look great or bad depending on styling. that goes with ANY color! love it as a leather skirt and lipstick.

    • December 19, 2014 at 2:42 am

      Agree Kim! It’s a versatile color that’s easy to style and can always be elevated by adding other interesting prints and colors. I love it personally and can’t wait to experiment with it 🙂

  2. nikesh
    December 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Wow… Beautiful and gorgeous color… They are extremely unique… I have a crush on these colors 🙂

    • December 19, 2014 at 2:35 am

      It is.Glad you love it 🙂

  3. December 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    great colors! thanks for sharing!

  4. December 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I actually really like this color and the way you showed al the different shades of it on the runway! I had no idea how many designers were mixing it in to their collections and I think it’s so pretty with the photos Pantone created for their site especially the photos with the berries. Now I just need to buy some clothes in Marsala myself because I don’t have much of this color in my wardrobe. 🙂

    Nice post and Happy Holidays!! 🙂


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  5. December 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! Love the color!

  6. January 5, 2015 at 1:54 am

    The marsala colour, and all of its shades are gorgeous, I loved the Fendi Resort collection.
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