Colour of the Month January 2015

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 Marsala, Image Source: marketingtribune.nl

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – “Marsala”, Image Source: marketingtribune.nl

This month we celebrate the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala – a reddish-brown that is in-between terracotta and burgundy. Named after an Italian wine, Marsala is a down-to-earth colour that gives a sense of security and comfort; it exudes confidence, energy and strength; a grounded colour that feeds our mind, body and soul.

Pantone Colour of The Year 2015, Image Source Pantone.com

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015, Image Source: pantone.com

Two similar colours feature in the Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast: Just Terracotta R7-C1-1 and a darker version African Queen R5-D1-1. The closest Plascon colour to Pantone 18-1438 Marsala is a colour called Sienna Canyon Walls R5-C1-2 (take a look on Placon’s Inspired Colour System).

Plascon Colour of The Month January 2015 - Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 - "Marsala", Image: Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast

Plascon Colour of the Month January 2015 – Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Marsala, Image Source: Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast

Marsala is rich, warm, welcoming hue… A shade that’s not too bright and overwhelming but still you are drawn to it; it also has a touch of elegance to it. It is a versatile colour that can be used on its own in either gloss or matt or it can be used with almost any other colour.

Plascon Colour of The Month January 2015 - Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 - "Marsala", Image Source: pantone.com

Plascon Colour of the Month January 2015 – Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Marsala, Image Source: pantone.com

Being a rich, organic earthy red, it’s a natural fit for a kitchen or dining room. It can also be used in the living room – I can imagine a beautiful velvet or leather couch in this colour, as well as carpets and accessories to warm up a space.

Plascon Colour of The Month January 2015 - Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 - "Marsala", Image Source: zunetop.com

Plascon Colour of the Month January 2015 – Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Marsala, Image Source: zunetop.com

A surprise for many, Marsala was not chosen because it is a hot fashion colour, but because it is a colour that will resonate around the world – it’s a colour that people need. Marsala is also a colour that crosses all areas of design: beauty (a perfect lip and nail colour), fashion (both men and women), packaging and product design, as well as interiors. I look forward to seeing more of this colour in 2015.

Plascon Colour of The Month January 2015 - Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 - "Marsala", Image Source: Plascon Spaces

Plascon Colour of the Month January 2015 – Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Marsala, Image Source: Plascon Spaces

Plascon Colour of The Month January 2015 - Pantone Colour of The Year 2015 - "Marsala", Image Source: Plascon Spaces

Plascon Colour of the Month January 2015 – Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 – Marsala, Image Source: Plascon Spaces

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