Marsala isn’t just for saucing up our chicken anymore. It’s been named the color of 2015 by the Pantone Color Institute (these are the people who forecast color trends). What does this mean? Expect to see this deep red all over stores, from sweaters and shoes to lipsticks and lacquer. The wine hue happens to be very wearable, but I like that depending on how you wear it, it can come off as edgy or sophisticted. It’s one of my favorite polish colors for winter, so if you want to dabble in the trend, consider picking it for your next mani.
By the way, if you’re wondering how a color earns the right to be named color of the year, it’s a big deal and a lengthy process. International tastemakers search for an emerging, recurring color happening in the world and look at everything from fashion to film, music, cars, technology and more. They also consider the state of the world as the symbolism of the color must reflect the times and current trends. After a secret two-day meeting full of debate, the winning color is revealed.
Pantone describes Marsala as "A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala encriches our minds, bodies and souls."