Since 2000, Pantone selects Colour of the Year. Whether the brains at Pantone make this decision by doing copious amounts of research or by simply flipping a coin is a mystery. But what we do know, is that whatever colour they announce becomes an overnight sensation. The colour invades our choices for clothing, jewelry, accessories, home décor and more! Pantone’s selections over the past 16 years have been varied but always slightly feminine with fun and creative names. Radiant Orchid from 2014 and Blue Iris from 2008 are personal favourites of mine, while 2012’s Tangerine Tango and True Red from 2002 fall a bit short for me.
The Colour of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. Marsala can best be described as a deep red with hints of earthy brown. Before Marsala became Marsala, we knew this colour as burgundy, wine red, merlot, crimson, brick, maroon and more. Pantone says that Marsala was chosen as 2015’s colour of the year because of its appeal to both men and women, it is flattering against many different skin tones, brings warmth into home interiors and looks great for printing. Check out some great Marsala finds below, all from talents Etsy artisans!