As a designer, I feel compelled to share with you Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015. However, I must go on record as not being a fan of this year’s color! In that I am not a designer that is driven by the latest color trend, I feel no obligation to use this color…unless of course I am directed to do so by a client!
This color simply is much to “muddy” looking for me and lacks clarity. Not to mention it reminds me of mauve…which makes me shudder!
I can’t seem to find any affection for this color either in interior elements or in fashion…
Perhaps I could make these trims from Kravet, which are inspired by Marsala work somewhere….
Why not simply stick with Marsala as a wine…
Marsala is a wine produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily. The wine is traditionally served as an aperitif between the first and second courses of a meal. Marsala wine is frequently used in cooking for making a Marsala sauce , by reducing the wine to a syrup with onions or shallots and then adding mushrooms and herbs…as in “Chicken or Veal Marsala”. This delicious Chicken Marsala from Saveur magazine looks like a better way to use marsala!
My final word on Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is this… I would much prefer to drink or eat my Marsala than to design with it or wear it!
I would be interested to hear you take on this color!