Can we take a minute to talk about how perfect the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 is? I’ve been crushing over red and berry tones lately, so this new color of the year is right up my alley. By the way, it’s called Marsala. It kind of makes you want to say it with a sexy accent as it rolls off your tongue… Marrrsalaaa…  No, but seriously, I’m in love with this color.

The best thing about it is that it’s so subtle and seductive that it looks great in clothing, accessories, AND home furnishings. It’s quite versatile. Here are a few reasons why:

The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

Pantone really outdid itself this year. I can’t wait to see what pieces I come across to update my wardrobe with Marsala.

My first step is shopping Chloe + Isabel (C+I) jewelry. Jewelry is probably one of the quickest ways to update your wardrobe. I’m approaching my mid-20s, so I aim to fill my wardrobe with more staple pieces than anything these days. Staple pieces survive season after season, but at the same time, I like being fashionable and trendy. C+I has soooo many pieces that can easily help anyone stay trendy. The collage below features some of my C+I favorites.

pantone color of the year 2015

How in love are you with the new Pantone Color of the Year 2015? Blow up our comments below!

(Check out Pantone Color of the Year 2014 here.)