Color of the year

Pantone has announced Marsala as Pantone Color of the Year 2015 — or for the more technical people out there, Pantone 18-1438. Straddling the line between deep rich reds and earthy browns, Marsala is a color that is linked to beautiful natural clays used to create ancient pottery, paints and fine Italian wines. Coming after Radiant Orchid, Pantone Color of the Year 2014, Marsala provides the rich natural sophistication that is perfectly on-trend right now.

Here are four tips for incorporating Marsala into your work for 2015:

1. ####Pairing Marsala
When using Marsala, it works well to pair with warm hues such as browns, dark blues or creams. This creates a very genuine and warm tone that can translate well in a number of areas including print and web design, interior décor and fashion.

2. ####Mixing it up
If you’re looking to get playful while keeping a balance of sophistication, you can take some notes from Pantone and throw in some small but vibrant pops of color like light blue, or vibrant greens and yellows. This mix of rich and vibrant colors creates a dynamic and unexpected visual experience, showing the versatility of Marsala.

3. ####Marsala Links
Want even more Marsala in your Life? You can find great resources for designers from the Pantone Universe here.

4. ####Just try it out!
Don’t be afraid to experiment and find new ways to use Marsala on your own projects.

What are some ways you plan to incorporate Marsala into your work for 2015? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter via @IntrinzicSays.