January 6, 2015

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

For years, Pantone reveals their color of the year. Last year’s Radiant Orchid was an attention grabbing purple hue.

Pantone announced Marsala as the color choice for 2015. The Marsala color is “hearty, yet stylish and universally appealing.” Marsala is a warm earthy shade that embodies sophistication.

Each year people make purchasing decisions with the Pantone color in mind even if they realize it or not. Marsala is already a huge statement in fashion, home décor and other design elements. At EOE we too are looking for ways to incorporate Marsala in our upcoming events. Here are our ideas for how to feature this year’s color, Marsala.

Décor is key to any successful event, but it’s not as simple as you may think. There are three different perspectives guests notice as soon as they enter an event.

  1. What’s around you- Adding red lights is a simple but effective event statement. It creates a rich and romantic tone to the entire venue wrapping your event goers in color.
  2. What’s above you- If red light seems extreme and you’re looking for simple hints of Marsala, drapery is a successful way to draw guests’ eyes upward.
  3. What’s in front of you- Enhancing all your décor with features of color is the best way to highlight this year’s Pantone color. For example, floral arrangements with red roses and complimentary flowers, like bright purple hydrangeas, pop the deep earthy tone of the roses.

Food and drink are another element where color can be emphasized. Fun red cocktails and dishes are the easy yet effective ways to show off color. Here’s some Marsala inspired foods and beverages that is easy to add to any menu. Dress code is another major element in events. Marsala is a hue that adds class and sophistication to any outfit.

Add your own twist with this color. Marsala is a wine red tone. Why not throw a wine tasting party with only red wines? Ever heard of wine painting? Give it a try at your next party and see who has the best Marsala painting in the group.

For more ideas to inspire your 2015 Pantone check our Pinterest board. Special thanks to Pantone for their details on the 2015 color of the year.