Every year we look forward to Pantone’s announcement of Color of the Year. Often surprised by its boldness (like 2001’s Fuchsia Rose) or randomness (like 2008’s Blue Iris), we especially loved Tiger Lily (2004) and Chili Pepper (2007), both versions of a wonderful orange hue.
Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year? Marsala. According to Pantone’s panel of experts, marsala is a color that “enriches our mind, body, and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” So says Pantone’s Executive Director: “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. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”
For us, the jury is still out. Maybe once 2015 officially arrives, we’ll have decided whether Marsala is “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”