Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015!

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015!

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Dabney Frake
Dec 3, 2014
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It's December, which signals not just Christmas, but the high holiday for color lovers: Pantone's Color of the Year announcement. Radiant Orchid raised a few eyebrows in 2014. Any guesses as to what direction they went in for 2015?

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Meet Marsala. A reddish-brown that's rich and earthy — and a complete departure from the brightness of past years' picks. It's not quite the burgundy of the 90s, or 1970s brown, but an updated neutral that will translate well to interiors and decor.

Here's what Pantone has to say about the color:

Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

What's your gut reaction to their choice?

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