Marsala: The Color of the Year

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Did you know there was such a thing? An actual Color of the Year selected by Pantone, the global color authority? And it’s not just a color that dominates the fashion world. This color impacts trends in home and décor, entertainment, beauty and graphic design. Pantone combs the world looking for color influences to consider for the coveted Color of the Year as has for the past 15 years. Impressed? I know I am.


I had the privilege of working first hand with Pantone a few years ago. Our agency was able to bring them in market for a first of its kind Color of the Year design presentation at World Market Center. I don’t think I’ve ever been as enthralled with a company before as with Pantone. They were beyond educated and Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, was as lovely and eloquent as they get. She exuded a passion that was infectious. Now every December I anxiously await the formal Pantone announcement of the Color of the Year. Marsala….a naturally robust and earthy wine red hue. Divine. Let the shopping begin!

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