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.
Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour and colour communication and have inserted themselves into the creative industry. Put simply, Pantone are the experts on colour. Each year, Pantone gathers a colour committee that meets twice over the course of 12 months. The colourists pitch palette concepts, debate colour trends – and ultimately pick which hue will be the new ‘black’.
Pantone have nominated Marsala as the colour of the Year 2015, to which the fashion and beauty industries have taken note! Being March, this hardly ‘news’, however, what better time to get to know Marsala than this change of season – Marsala is the perfect colour for our cooler months ahead.
Any Australian knows, we’re a little behind the fashion world that is dominated by our Northern-Hemisphere-ians. Experiencing seasons out of sync with those of us down-under – London, New York, Paris and Rome have hit the runways – Marsala flares throughout. The upside for us on the down-side? The colour Marsala is now easily accessible – giving us Australians quite a selection to choose from. What’s better – the Marsala colour is perfect for this coming winter.
Popping up everywhere you look, Marsala is having an impact. Without doubt, nail polish and lipstick Marsala accents will be your best friend in these cooler months. Dramatic and grounding, this earthy shade will complement most skin tones and hair colours. Adding Marsala as an accent is perfect if it’s not your usual colour beat.
Thankfully, Pantone in their colour kingdom have granted us Marsala colour pairings – enabling us to amplify all things Marsala! Meanwhile, helping those of us who poorly colour-coordinate, to really nail the the Marsala vibe.
I’m not going to lie, those of us who will really rock Marsala this year will be our beautiful brunettes, radiant red-heads, and olive-skinned babes. Meanwhile, (I know it, you know it, we all know it) our blonde haired, fair skinned and blue eyed ladies (that’s me!) will find our brunettes hard to compete with on this colour trend – but this is where the colour pairings will come into play.
Alternatively, there’s always 2016.