Posted on January 20, 2015

Ten effective ways to use Pantone’s colour of the year


Back in early December Pantone announced its colour of the year for 2015 as 18-1438 Marsala, calling “a naturally robust and earthy red” I have always loved a warm red wine colour but I’m not brave enough to use a lot of rich colour in my live so I’ve been having a think about some effective ways to use Pantone’s colour of the year and this is what I’ve come up with…


Ten effective ways to use Pantone’s colour of the year…

  1. Lipstick – Marsala would make a perfect lipstick for me, I always opt for a deep red!
  2. Nails – Same as my lips I’m always happy when I have a deep red on my nails too!
  3. Shoes!! – Oh yes this colour would make an amazing pair of high peep toe heels!
  4. Wedding – I always wanted a deep red for the theme colour of my wedding and after having a look round on Pinterest I am hooked… Now to get the Mr to propose 😉
  5. Hair – I was already bang on trend with my hair…Photo 14-01-2015 10 40 13
  6. Flowers – A beautiful vase full of Marsala coloured roses or peonies, or I’d LOVE a Marsala coloured vase with a bouquet of cream roses… that would look amazing!
  7. Furniture – Such an amazing colour for a sofa! I did have one a similar colour once and loved it!
  8. Wallpaper – I wouldn’t be brave enough to paper a whole room in this colour but definitely one wall I could mange. It would look gorgeous with a lovely cream.
  9. Bathroom – I could see this colour in my bathroom, bath towels, mats etc – even a gorgeous Marsala roll top bath!
  10. Clothes – Just checking the shops there are so many gorgeous clothes available in Marsala, tailored trousers, a gorgeous leather jacket, stylish shirts, amazing undies, fitted skirts, scarves, hats, gloves… so much choice!

Check out the Pinterest board I have made, it’s made up of some amazing Marsala coloured shoes, bags, coats, nails etc – if you didn’t like Marsala I am sure you will after having a little look at this. I am definitely going to be adding Marsala to my wardrobe before the month is out!

Follow Sonia’s board Colour of the year – 2015 on Pinterest.

What do you think of Pantone’s colour of the year? How would you use it?

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  • Reply Claire January 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve not tried this one before, looks a great colour 🙂

  • Reply lisa prince January 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    never heard of this shade before but its used a lot already although with a different name, not something im used to wearing but saying that i actually just loked down to see my hoody is the same shade lol

  • Reply fashion-mommy January 20, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I always look for the pantone colour of the year, but much preferred the green and yellow shades of previous years. That said, it would be an amazing hair shade.


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