Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala

Lets discuss colors,  Pantone has officiated the color of 2015 is Marsala, ( If you are not familiar with Pantone, they are the color experts) a mixture between purple, red and brown. Sort of a wine color, a deep burgundy. We need not look further than Instagram to see that celebrities and fashion influence’s alike have been embracing Marsala. It had and is becoming the new neutral color. This color is very versatile and add’s extra pop of color added to our simple whites, blacks, nudes and grey’s. Here are pictures of the swatches, have a look see.

“While  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.

Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

(All the links for the products are posted beneath the photo’s.)


Dior Trafalgar 5 Eye shadow
These color’s remind me of fall and will make any eye color stand out. I love the Gold and Copper color on lower left and right. This Dior palette is definitely on my shopping list next time I stop by Sephora.  (Link for product) >Sephora/Dior

L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge in Always Apricot, $10If you’ve always shied away from a bold red lip, a richer marsala shade is the perfect color to help you transition into the classic look. This L’Oreal lipstick is more earthy than typical reds, with brown undertones. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in JazzI love this jewel-toned eyeliner, using this on your water line or as a chic and edgy cat eye. This shade of eye liner will go perfect with a nice metallic grey to make the color pop. (Link to product) Sephora/MarcJacobs/Highliner/Jazz

Nine West Gushing Mary Jane Pumps
These Mary Jane styled shoes are from Nine West. A classic shoe with the newest trends, quite affordable and I love the little black bow on the side. These pair of shoes will go great with a black pencil skirt.  (Link to product)NineWest/MaryJane

Gianvito Rossi Pointed Leather Ankle Leather Boots
These Boots are just, Heaven! So beautiful, stylish and sleek, these ankle boots just scream femininity and sexy. This is a little bit more expansive, if you have a few thousands to spend, go for this pair of shoes.These pair of ankle boots are actually half off the original price, if you do want to have a peek at how much they do cost, I have provided you all with the link. >>  Shopstyle/GianvitoRossi/Boots

Dark Red Short Sleeve Swing Dress

This dress may seem simple, the simpler the more your imagination goes wild. This dress could be styled with black leggings, nude pumps, gold themed accessories and you are ready for a night out. (Link to product) RiverIsland/Dress

High Waisted Pencil skirt

A high waisted pencil skirt can never go out of style, (In my humble and unprofessional opinion). It not about looking your best, but having an effortless look without the hassle of trying to stay in style.  (Link to product) Asos/High-Waisted/Pencil-Skirt

Marsala Sequel Infinity Scarf
Since this is the winter time, I must include a stylish infinity scarf like this. (Link to product) CharmingCharlie/InfinityScarf

Chanel 2.55 Purse
How can I not include Chanel? Just look at this stunning piece of artwork, having an artistic melt down from this beauty. (Link to product) Chanel 2.55

Style&Co Lilly Envelope Clutch
This Style&Co Lilly Envelope Clutch is more to the red hue, but it passes off for my Marsala collection. (Link to product) Style&Co/Clutch

 Steve Madden Gemmaa Bucket Bag
The Bucket Bag has been trending for a while now and is still trending, so if you don’t own a bucket bag, go ahead and feel free to purchase one without any doubt. (Link to product) SteveMadden/BucketBag

Crystal and Stone Fan Necklace
This Crystal and Stone Fan Necklace has more of a purple based hue, it still goes on my marsala hit list. (Link to product) SolseSociety/Necklace

Textured Edge Bracelet Set
Something about these two colors really hit the ball out of the park. Metaphorically speaking of course-this bracelet set is on my to-splurge-list. 

Essie Nail Polish in the color Bordeaux
This nail polish color is the lighter version of wicked. The “Marsala” version of wicked. (Link to product) Essie/Bordeaux/Color

The color Marsala has been featured in runways, red carpets, fashion shows.

I do not know the designer of this garment. If you do please comment down below.

At the 2013 Golden Globes, Naomi Watts perfectly pulled off the shade in a dramatic Zac Posen gown. With a keyhole detail in the front, an open back and a dramatic train, the gown showcased the luxe potential of Marsala.

Miroslava Duma at the Louis Vuitton show
The Russian fashion plate always turns heads, but this particular outfit is especially great. The color and asymmetrical hem on the trench makes it something special, while her gold belt helps to define her waist and gives her a nice shape.

I had to save this beauty for last! The gorgeous Naomi Campbell, walking down the run way in New York’s Fashion week. A metallic ball gown designed by Zac Posen, I am falling love more and more every time I look at this dress.

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