Pantone, AKA the “world-renowned authority on colour”, have declared the Colour Of The Year for 2015.
*Drum roll* Presenting… Marsala. Which sounds like an exotic dish on a take-away menu – or an Italian wine, come to think of it – but is in fact a sort of aubergine-y shade (see above).
Pantone describe it better, as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red” that, according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, “enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” Riiiiight.
We say: Clothing-wise, it’ll go nicely with navy for winter and a pop of hot pink come summer, and makes for a moody, rich shade to have home wares in.
“Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home,” says Leatrice.
On that note, here are 7 shades of Marsala, the official colour of 2015, all available on Etsy now:
What do you make of Marsala as the colour for 2015? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!