Each year Pantone announces a Colour of the Year, and for 2015 Pantone Marsala (18-1438) is the chosen one. Pantone describe their choice as “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.”

Each year the colour is chosen by a carefully selected committee who meet twice in secret to muse over the most recents trends, concepts and pallets used by designers and creatives from the international world of fashion, interiors, beauty and graphics.

“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.”


Expect to see Pantone Marsala more this year in the world around us, and check out some of the colour parings here put together by Pantone.