The Christmas season means cold weather, evergreen trees, seasonal treats, and, oh yeah — the Pantone Color of the Year! Each December, the brand announces which of their shades will be the go-to color in fashion, beauty, and home decor for the following year. And the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is... Marsala! Not excited yet? Just wait until you see how wearable Marsala really is.
Marsala is a rich, wine color that reminds me of oxblood only with more brown undertones instead of red. The shade is very much in-keeping with the recent resurgence of the '90s brick red lip. Leatrice Eisman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes it as such in a press release sent to Bustle: "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” Great, now I'm craving a glass of vino at eleven o' clock in the morning.
We've already begun to see the influence of Marsala on the runways and in stores. Labels such as Dennis Basso, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Vivienne Westwood, and Dries van Noten made use of the shade in their Spring 2015 collections and beauty brands are hopping on the trend as well. Whether you wear it on your lips or on your hips (ew, sorry), Marsala is sure to find a place in your closet this coming year. Get ready to kiss Radiant Orchard goodbye!
Does this mean wine lips are in for 2015?
Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lipcolor in Dantrice, $35, beauty.com
Line your eyes with this shimmery gel liner or smear it over the lid for a sultry look.
Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner, $21, ybskin.com
Pants are an incredibly chic way to rock the Color of the Year.
Gap 1969 Always Skinny Cords in Raisin, $59.95, gap.com
Images: Courtesy Pantone, Kevyn Aucoin, Gap