Pantone Marsala is 2015’s Color of the Year
Pantone chose PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as its color of the year for 2015.
“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
“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. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”
For graphic design purposes, Pantone says, “Eye-catching, but not overwhelming or bright, consumers are immediately drawn to the hue, making it an alluring shade at point-of-purchase.”
This is the 15th year Pantone has chosen a color of the year. Visit www.pantone.com/coloroftheyear to see them all.