Pantone 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Every year, Pantone names a particular shade “Color of the Year,” and the effect it has on the aesthetic world is undeniable.  Sometimes it makes a big splash in beauty, like 2012’s Tangerine Tango and the reign of bright orange lipstick; sometimes it is the color de rigueur in fashion, like 2013’s Emerald.  This year’s color, the purple-pink hybrid Radiant Orchid, was a prominent accent color on the runways.  2015’s pick, Marsala, seems perfect for interior decor, as reflected in Pantone’s vaguely erotic crafting party editorial pics that accompanied the Color of the Year announcement.  Or “subtly seductive,” in their own words.  If you’d rather wear it, I’ve rounded up some pieces that you can rock now:

Isabel Toledo LB Wine

What better way to start off the year than sparkling in the color of it?  This Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant dress would be the perfect dress for a fancier NYE affair.

FTF Marsala Twist Dress

If your plans are more about dancing all night with your friends, this asymmetrical draped dress from Fashion to Figure is just the thing.

ASOS Deep Plunge Peplum Marsala

This ladylike peplum option can go from work to weekend with a quick accessory switch.

ASOS Culotte in Crepe

If you are looking for a more fashion forward option, try these crepe culottes, one of the biggest trends for Spring 2015.

It is also a fab color for accessories:Marc Jacobs Fringe Bootietopshop-floppy-wool-felt-hat

ASOS Marsala Leather Gloves


How do you feel about the hue?  Will you be wearing Marsala in 2015?