Hi Guys! Its time to say goodbye to Radiant Orchid because Pantone has just named Marsala the colour of the year for 2015.Marsala collage 4

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In a company press release, Pantone describes this colour as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and soul, exuding confidence and stability.” Confidence and stability aren’t what come to mind when I look at this colour…If I’m being honest, it reminds me of dried blood and rust, sorry but it does. Lol! But to be fair, the colour isn’t that bad. I would describe Marsala as an earthy reddish brown with a hint of mauve. It’s a warm colour that will flatter most skin tones and it pairs well with neutral colours like black and navy. Take a look:

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I’m surprised this is the colour of the year, I mean I wasn’t crazy about Radiant Orchid but at least it was bright and cheery. Marsala is dull and flat so for me this is somewhere between yay and nay. Now I can’t see myself wearing a ton of this colour but as a blush or lipstick, it’s doable. What about you? Yay or Nay?

Xo, Jackie