So Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2015 is Marsala – a shade the company says will enrich the human mind, body and soul.
Marsala makes for an elegant, grounded statement, whether it stands on its own or serves as a strong accent alongside other colours.
“Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Colour Institute’s executive director.
It’s a really luxurious and romantic colour. Imagine deep, burgundy wines waiting to meet your lips.
“This hearty yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” Eiseman states.
It is not an easy colour to wear, however. How will you be incorporating this trending colour into your wardrobe? I have some tips to help you.
Do you have mousey hair that you may have highlighted à la Jennifer Aniston?
Marsala on you will create an elegant and sophisticated look when you wear it head to toe. As a block colour, wear it with one of your neutral shades; try it with Taupe or Rose Brown.
Do you have very light blonde hair and pale blue or green eyes like Gwyneth Paltrow?
Wear Marsala if you are looking for an understated look on its own, or with Stone or Pewter shades. For a more colourful ensemble, wear it with Petrol or Light Teal.
Are you a red-head like Emma Stone?
Go for the Wow factor when you wear it with your Orange Reds and the Greens in your palette such as Turquoise and Lime.
Do you have dark hair and dark eyes like Eva Longoria?
You will bring Marsala into your wardrobe in a print together with your Burgundies, Aubergines, Damsons and purples.
Do you have dark hair and bright eyes like the Duchess of Cambridge?
Marsala is a soft and muted colour so it would not be the first choice for you. However, it can work as part of a print with shades such as Chinese Blue, Emerald Turquoise or Fern, for example. Or you may want to opt for an accessory, but not a necklace or scarf as they are too close to the face; bracelets and handbags would work a treat.
Do you have silver, platinum or salt and pepper hair like Jamie-Lee Curtis?
You will wear Marsala when you prefer a softer approach to colour in your wardrobe. Wear it with greys from Charcoal to Silver Grey.
One piece of advice for everyone, if Marsala is close to your face, make sure the lipstick you wear works with it and doesn’t clash, unless you want to achieve a creative or dramatic look.
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