Happy WAWA one and all.
This week Mr. Dante is putting on his fancy hat, and getting all of you MAMAs ready for Fall fashions.
I know that we are in the middle of Summer, but it’s time to start your collection of clothes for Fall. Fall colors are flooded with earth tones, and a darker note than the Spring florals and Summer brights. To really make your mark this year, and any year, I turn to Pantone.
Pantone Inc. is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey. The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics. In short, Pantone is the official color guide that the world uses. And this year’s Pantone color of the year is…Marsala.
A Tasteful Hue:
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.
The Versatility of Marsala:
Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation.
Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.
An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.
A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone:
Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.
Why PANTONE Marsala is the Color of 2015:
Enjoy a chat with Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and David Shah, Editorial Director PANTONEVIEW.com as they discuss Marsala, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2015 and how this rich and enriching shade can be applied throughout all areas of design:
For more on Pantone, and the color of the year Marsala and suggested color pairings, visit the Pantone website here:
Some real world examples via Mr. Dante:
Now that you're paying attention, you may notice Marsala everywhere...
Here's a Marsala haircolor:
Here are some Marsala macaroons:
Here's some Marsala action with a hip-hop flare:
Here's some Marsala decor:
Here are some celebs rocking Marsala fashion:
Here's an assortment of Marsala accessories:
And for the coup de grace, here is Marsala perfection:
'Till next time WAWA nation. -Mr. Dante