Marsala, an earthy, reddish-brown hue, was named the 2015 color of the year by color authority Pantone.
Each year since 2000, the company studies trends in fashion, entertainment and design to select one hue that is expected to have a large influence in the upcoming year. The impact of such a choice is seen not only in the clothing and furniture industries, but also in home décor, graphic design and product packaging as well.
This year’s selection is a departure from the past few years, when electric hues like Radiant Orchid, Emerald and Tangerine Tango carried the banner. Named for the fortified wine of Sicily, Marsala offers a ruddy richness that is substantial, warm and versatile in a variety of settings.