2015 Pantone Colour of the Year...Marsala

The anticipation of finding out what the color of the year is over..the answer has been revealed and the colour is Marsala PQ-18-1438...a colour which I did not anticipate..and I don't think I'm the only one. Instead of this earthy and generally traditional colour...I was expecting something more vibrant and exciting. I see it as kinda clayish...warm and earthy....not an easy colour to use, but when used well..it can be the anchor and neutral to any colourscheme. It will ground any jewel tone and balance greyed down pastels.

Image from Pantone.com
This is a picture I took of one of my favourite places ...Florence...the rooftops are the first thing I thought of when I saw that the colour of the year was Marsala

This is a picture I took of one of my favourite places ...Florence...the rooftops are the first thing I thought of when I saw that the colour of the year was Marsala

Below are images of tiles from one or more of the many churches I visited while in Italy..you can see that this colour goes beautifully with grey, black, cream, white...and remember, these floors have been looking gorgeous for hundreds of years!!!

I love how Kravet interprets the colour in fabrics..mixed with cream, soft gray and sky blue.

I love how Kravet interprets the colour in fabrics..mixed with cream, soft gray and sky blue.

Inspiration image from Pantone.com..

Inspiration image from Pantone.com..

These are the other colours which are in the list of colours for 2015..Marsala was the main colour chosen to head the bunch...Spring-like, fresh, clean and refreshing.

These are the other colours which are in the list of colours for 2015..Marsala was the main colour chosen to head the bunch...Spring-like, fresh, clean and refreshing.

This colour is warm, spicy, natural and confident...It is rich and tasteful, much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name...It is earthy and sophisticated with the ability to act as the main inspiration or the supporting role to other colours.

Below are images from Pintrest, Pantone , Essie and Restoration Hardware to inspire...