My Take on Pantone’s 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

My Mom knew the colour of the year before I did. About a week ago, I saw her knitting a scarf, and I said “Mom, that’s such an old, dated colour, are you really going to knit a scarf in that colour?”

“Well, I found this yarn and decided it would be fun to make one, she said.”

My mother doesn’t even like red.

So I’ve decided that if you’re around me, you can’t help but be on the pulse of colour as well because it’s the air I breathe : ).

I’ve certainly noticed Marsala in fashion, however there it’s called Burgundy. However, let’s keep an open mind shall we?

After all, what makes any new colour fresh is the colour combination. Like this mandarin orange and burgundy knit dress:

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

Orange & Burgundy Knit Dress

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

 

And this burgundy and bright red bib necklace: Wonderful for Christmas.

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

Adia Kibur Necklace

Pantone’s colour of the year in my interpretation should be one where most people are nodding “Yes, that’s right”, or “Dang, I should have guessed that!!”

A colour that is already permeating in our homes that we are embracing. In the past, that’s how it’s been.

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

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However, this year it seems to be a prediction of colour to come? I am hard pressed to find an interior with a fresh use of Marsala because, well it’s not fresh, that’s for sure, however searches to find an interior done in orange and red which would feel more fresh came up empty handed. Here’s what my friend Lisa at Lisa Mende Design wrote about Marsala.

My Take on Pantone's 2015 Colour of the Year: Marsala | Maria Killam

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Mmmmmm, one place I love red is velvet. But even this red (above) is a little too bright to be considered Marsala!

What say you? Are you feeling it? Here’s my take on the trends of 2014 and what I see for 2015 on Centsational Girls blog this week!

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My Take on Pantone’s 2013 Colour of the Year: Emerald

My Take on Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

My Take on Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year: Tangerine Tango

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  1. Marsala is a synonym for mulberry, dull cranberry, maroon, burgundy, wine and muddy red brown.
    “A rose by any other name is still a rose”.

    “Muddy red brown by any other name is still muddy red brown”.

  2. A darker, duller version of the eighties dusty mauve. I see that even Pantone is using a more saturated, redder version of it in their promotional materials. This isn’t even burgundy, meh. Pantone’s whole palate for 2015 looks like a bad version of the eighties. Thankfully, we can all feel free to ignore it.

  3. Hideous with orange! However, in clothing, I like wines and berry colors for tops. But, agree with several posts that it’s all about trying to get consumers to BUY stuff. It’s just a marketing game. I think the Color of the Year choices are becoming ridiculous since there are now so many that aren’t in any way related.