A Tasteful Hue – Marsala named Pantone’s 2015 Color of the year

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The color specialists at Pantone have announced the color of 2015, a rich reddish brown that is earthy and sophisticated. “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth,” states Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies a satisfying richness while its red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.

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Marsala is a very versatile shade. The color is flattering against many skin tones. It is a great go-to color that provides a notable pop of sophistication. Regarding colored gems, Marsala is represented in a variety of stones, including pink tourmaline, ruby, spinel and imperial topaz. However, it is not always necessary to represent the color of the year directly through individual stones. Color blocking to the Marsala hue is a great way to utilize jewelry you already own or aspire to own. The combinations are nearly unlimited when combining pinks, pale blues and greens. Color combinations may include turquoise and teal, as well as blues in the more vibrant range, which act as a compliment to Marsala. This can also be achieved with stronger vibrant raspberry pink stones, aquamarine, cornflower blue sapphire, green tourmaline, and Paraiba tourmaline (or any stone providing similar colors).

Niveet Nagpal, President and head designer of Omi Privé creates timeless designs utilizing a variety of colors. “I don’t like to be boxed in by one “Color of the Year” for creating my designs. I prefer to craft pieces with bold and vibrant greens, blues and pinks set in warmer metals including yellow and rose gold. Not only do they stand on their own, but they compliment the 2015 Color of the Year as well.”

 

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A minty green tourmaline set in 18K yellow gold is a great compliment to a patterned design featuring Marsala.
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The cool blue of a radiant cut Aquamarine offsets the warmness of Marsala in any outfit.

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Make a bold statement by pairing Marsala with a striking blue as seen in this Paraiba tourmaline ring set in 18K yellow gold.

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This pink tourmaline has a hue like Marsala and would look stunning paired with a Lucite Green dress (another spring 2015 Pantone color).
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Be vibrant and incorporate hints of Marsala in your jewelry and clothing! This purple spinel ring is flanked by two “Marsala” hue spinels, which pair well with the warmth of rose gold.