I have to admit, at first I was a little skeptical of Pantone’s color of the year for 2015. Ok, maybe I was just irked they didn’t go with my idea. Pantone 18-1438 or Marsala is rich and robust and when used correctly can be a great addition of color in an otherwise neutral space. It’s also inline with color expert’s 2015 trend predictions of 60’s shades and renaissance-inspired hues. I love how dynamic it can be in traditional or more modern spaces. I’ve been seeing it naturally being paired with brass (still a hot alloy!) but I prefer it’s lighter pal, Copper. It’s an unexpected and youthful look that updates this heavier color.
What do you think? Will you be requesting this “bold berry” hue in your next project?