|Marsala in its many forms, as curated by us.|
Each year, the Mystery Men and Women of Pantone convene to choose a Color of the Year.
Once a consensus is reached, however, the Color of the Year is unveiled, and designers, retailers, brands, and hue-ficionados everywhere clamor to see how it can be incorporated into their next Big Idea.
“The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors,” states Pantone’s website.
Our own Creatives have some thoughts on the choice, too.
Tonya Choktrakunchai, Graphic Designer, thinks it’s perfect for new beginnings:
“I love this year’s color! The deep richness gives off the right tone to start off the new year.”
Lesia Gribbin, Graphic Designer, is also a fan, but wonders about its use when the temperatures rise:
“I really like the choice this year. I wasn’t crazy about last year’s color of the year so I thought this was a much better choice. The Pantone website describes the color as “hearty yet stylish,” which I think is an accurate description of the color. I will say the color does seem very fall/wintery to me so it’ll be interesting to see examples of its use in spring and summer.”
In the next 365 days, expect to see Marsala used by fashion designers, marketers, cosmetics brands, florists, interior designers, paint companies, and beyond. That said, the Sicilian wine makers of the world are already way ahead of us. Salute!