2015 Colour of the Year

Rich & contrasting – Marsala Pantone colour of the year 2015

PANTONE, the global colour authority, has announced that PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala as the colour of the year for 2015. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue emanates a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.



Marsala is also ideal for use in graphic design and packaging. Eye-catching, but not overwhelming or bright, consumers are immediately drawn to the hue, making it an alluring shade at point-of-purchase. As packaging becomes increasingly more artistic, Marsala will be a natural fit for both high- and low-tech materials, including on-shelf periodicals as well as printed materials.




“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Colour choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Colin Byrne