Pantone, the global colour authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the colour of the year for 2015.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® said, “While captivating PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the 2014 colour of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.”
“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while it’s 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.”
How the ‘Colour of the Year’ is chosen
The colour of the year selection requires careful consideration. To arrive at the final selection, the company quite literally combs the world looking for colour influences. This can include the fashion and entertainment industries – including films that are in production, the world of art, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, the availability of new textures and effects that impact colour, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.