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PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR – MARSALA

For nearly 25 years, PANTONE has been nominating an ANNUAL “COLOR OF THE YEAR” .

Their prediction is INTENDED to  DETERMINE  ONE color in the upcoming year, often an underdog in the color world, which will dominate and influence design and fashion alike.

The 2015 color of the year last is

 MARSALA

Pantone2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR MARSALA

I have read a number of reviews and blog posts on Pantone’s choice…indifferent at best…more frequently despised.  Like many of its predecessors, Marsala is not a new color, simply one which is being reimagined…on it’s last go around it was called Burgundy and paired with golds and browns…this incarnation  it is warming up our cooler dominant palate of grays and blues.

I also think they are a little late. I challenge you to watch the current season of TV and NOT see nearly every character in Burgundy…a burgundy tie, jacket, sweater, shirt, dress…then go pick up a magazine..maybe it is the holiday seasons influence…but Burgundy….I’m sorry, “MARSALA” is already everywhere!!!!

ZOE DESCHANEL - NEW GIRL - a recent episode was like a advertisement for Burgundy
ZOE DESCHANEL – NEW GIRL – a recent episode was like an advertisement for Burgundy
BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: CRUSHED VELVET, DARK BURGUNDY, DINNER PARTY, CLASSIC BURGUNDY, MAGENTA,  NEW LONDON BURGUNDY, ROSEATE, SOMERVILLE RED, WARM EARTH
BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS: CRUSHED VELVET, DARK BURGUNDY, DINNER PARTY, CLASSIC BURGUNDY, MAGENTA, NEW LONDON BURGUNDY, ROSEATE, SOMERVILLE RED, WARM EARTH
CLAIRE ON MODERN FAMILY...IN BURGUNDY
CLAIRE ON MODERN FAMILY…IN BURGUNDY
STUNNING - BLAKE LIVELY KILLING IT AT CANNES 2014 ..IN BURGUNDY
STUNNING – BLAKE LIVELY KILLING IT AT CANNES 2014 ..IN BURGUNDY

THINGS move fast when you are climbing to social ladder of color popularity…You can be way out one year…like Last year, trying to help my friend Trish choose colors to complement her burgundy sofa….I looked all over the internet and was hard pressed to find much in the way of inspiration.

BURGUNDY NAIL POLISH
BURGUNDY NAIL POLISH
TORY BURCH THEA WALLET CROSS BODY
TORY BURCH THEA WALLET CROSS BODY

BUT…less than One year later…YOU ARE THE BOMB!!! HOT STUFF and there is NO shortage of YOU to inspire. I just typed in “burgundy” on J crew and Got 84 items that are burgundy!!! whoops…...”Marsala”!!!

j crew burgundy bow tie
j crew burgundy bow tie
TRISH'S LIVING ROOM, BENJAMIN MOORE ARCTIC GRAY...AND THE BURGUNDY SOFA
TRISH’S LIVING ROOM, BENJAMIN MOORE ARCTIC GRAY…AND THE BURGUNDY SOFA

TRISH WENT WITH A PALE GRAY WITH BLUE UNDERTONES AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL…SO WARM AND INVITING AND CLASSIC…

ARCTIC GRAY
ARCTIC GRAY

INSPIRATION

 Jeffrey Bilhuber
Jeffrey Bilhuber IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST – this is such a marvelous example of breaking all the rules and coming up with a dynamite room!!!!

Once upon a time, Burgundy, spent most of its time in the company of earthy somewhat plain colors…but now,this versatile color has shaken the doldrums and is reinvigorated with new color companions…teals, metallic golds, blues and grays…even whites…..

burgundy and cream walls
BURGUNDY WITH CREAMY WHITE  WALLS – URBAN OUTFITTERS
burgundy reimagined
REIMAGINED AND STUNNING
BURGUNDY ARNE JACOBSEN STYLE "SWAN CHAIR"
BURGUNDY ARNE JACOBSEN STYLE “SWAN CHAIR”
LAUREN BERN INTERIORS
LAUREN BERN INTERIORS – I LOVE THE NAVY, GOLD AND WHITE COMBINATIONS
tempo da delicadeza
– TEMPO DA DELICADEZA – THIS ROOM IS BEAUTIFUL
tempo da delicadeza
TEMPO DA DELICADEZA – JUST SO SURPISING AND PERFECT!

I think it has such LIFE!!!!

Angie Hranowsky
Angie Hranowsky – WHERE DO I START – THIS ROOM EPITOMIZES MY LOVE FOR BREAKING THE RULES…I am loving the fabric she used for the window treatments. INSTEAD OF TRYING TO  “TIE IT ALL TOGETHER” AND MAKING EVERYTHING MATCHY MATCHY—SHE HAS FOUND LOVELY COMPLIMENTS…JUST BEAUTIFUL AND A ROOM I WOULD NEVER TIRE OF.

BURGUNDY INSPIRATION IN FASHION:

As it Turns out Burgundy  IS Compatible with many colors!

ALL BENJAMIN MOORE COLORS- CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT : 1. MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, 2. SOUTHER COMFORT, 3. HALE NAVY, 4. JUTE, 5. MAJESTIC BLUE, 6. SOMERVILLE RED, 7. ASHWOOD, 8. GRAY HUSKY, 9. ANCHOR GRAY, 10 PRISTINE, 11. CORAL GABLES, 12 PALLADIAN BLUE
MARSALA AND FRIENDS (THE BENJAMIN MOORE LOOK-A-LIKE IS SOMERVILLE RED) …CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT : 1. MOUNTAIN PEAK WHITE, 2. SOUTHERN COMFORT, 3. HALE NAVY, 4. JUTE, 5. MAJESTIC BLUE, 6. SOMERVILLE RED, 7. ASHWOOD, 8. GRAY HUSKY, 9. ANCHOR GRAY, 10 PRISTINE, 11. CORAL GABLES, 12. PALLADIAN BLUE
CAROLINES MODE STOCKHOLM STYLE
CAROLINES MODE STOCKHOLM STREET STYLE
BURGUNDY WITH STRIPES...TAKING A DIFFERENT SPIN ON THE "RED, WHITE AND BLUE MOTIF"
BURGUNDY WITH STRIPES…TAKING A DIFFERENT SPIN ON THE “RED, WHITE AND BLUE MOTIF”
J CREW- COLORS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY LOOK AMAZING TOGETHER
J CREW- COLORS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY LOOK AMAZING TOGETHER

AND ART:

FLESH & BONE from the Genesis Series 48 x 72 www.masterpol.com
FLESH & BONE from the Genesis Series 48 x 72 www.masterpol.com
Mark Rothko, "Untitled," 1960 SFMOMA
Mark Rothko, “Untitled,” 1960 SFMOMA

AND NATURE ALWAYS INSPIRES ME:

BURGUNDY STREET MADRIS SPAIN - I could not find the photographer for this photo...I would LOVE to credit them.
BURGUNDY STREET MADRID SPAIN – I could not find the photographer for this photo…I would LOVE to credit them.

AND MORE INTERIORS…INSPIRATION ABOUNDING…I AM LOVING IT WITH GOLD!!!

THE DECORISTA
THE DECORISTA
HOUSE AND HOME MILES REDD 
DESIGN SPONGE- ECLECTIC PHILADELPHIA LOFT - AN AMZING HOME...STARTING WITH THIS ROOM!!!
DESIGN SPONGE- ECLECTIC PHILADELPHIA LOFT – AN AMAZING HOME…STARTING WITH THIS ROOM!!!
*****************************************ANYWAY…WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON MARSALA?I AM THINKING ABOUT FOLLOWING HOLLY AT THE ENGLISH ROOM’S LEAD AND COMING UP WITH MY OWN “COLOR OF THE YEAR”…WHAT WOULD BE YOURS???

XO

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13 thoughts on “PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR – MARSALA

  1. Like the green color, I’m not the biggest fan. However, it looks lovely with the arctic grey in your friend’s house. I doubt I would use it in my home as I like brighter, lighter colors. For clothing and accessories, I do like it. I remember when I graduated college in the 80s I bought a burgundy purse and shoes and used them for a long time for work. I still like burgundy for fall/winter clothing as an alternative to so much black, navy, and grey.

  2. I still contest that burgundy is different from Marsala. Burgundy is deep, rich and classic. This Marsala is thin, flat and matte. Not for me!

  3. i totally agree that Burgundy is a far cry prettier than Marsala…but, when I went to find photos of Marsala all I could find were photos of dried blood and faded tin roofs…what were they thinking…I really want to know…!

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