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Pantone Introduces Marsala as 2015 Color of the Year

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Pantone, a leading global color authority, has introduced Marsala (18-1438) as the 2015 Color of the Year. This earthy, rich wine red was chosen for it's qualities of warmth, stability and sophistication. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, states, “While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color 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 its 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."

Marsala will add elegance to home interiors and is ideal for paint, accessories and home goods. The Dunn-Edwards closest color cross-match to Marsala is DE5097 Red Rock. Paired with a variety of colors such as amber, brighter blues and lush greens, Red Rock is a perfect color compliment for the home. Here are some fresh color palette ideas to inspire!

DE6394 Eagle's View

DE5097 Red Rock

DE6395 Antique Mauve

DE5934 Bay Fog

DE5115 Dusty Cedar

DE5097 Red Rock

DE5250 Caramel Bar

DE5242 Beeswax

DE5075 Fiery Flamingo

DE6173 Paper Sack

DE6186 Desert Floor

DE5097 Red Rock

DE5124 Southwestern Clay

DE6200 Handwoven

DE6202 Coconut Shell

DE5478 Breath of Spring

DE5474 Pesto

DE5445 Tanami Desert

DE5097 Red Rock

DE6153 Pyramid

DE6285 Linden Spear

DE5745 Barrier Reef

DE5097 Red Rock

DE5737 Aqua Bloom

DE5740 Deep Lagoon

Do you agree with Pantone's choice for Color of the Year? How would you use DE5097 Red Rock in your designs? We'd love to hear what you think.

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