January 07, 2015

Pantone's Color of the Year 2015

Pantone chose Marsala as Color of the Year for 2015. This got me thinking about awards season and red carpet gowns. The season officially kicks off tonight with the People's Choice Awards. I've never paid much attention to the predicted color of the year and how it effects red carpet trends. I figure I'll give it a whirl this time around. Do you think the color dictates what will happen in fashion? Do you think stars will avoid marsala because it's predicted as the "it color"? I'm actually predicting we see a lot of pale pink and other pastels with flowy, feminine silhouettes. I don't know why, but it's been stuck in my head for weeks.

Speaking of marsala, named after the fortified wine, why do we have so many labels for this color?

•garnet •maroon •crimson •oxblood •burgandy

Here are some marsala frocks worn by some of our favorite celebs.

"Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth."
-- Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute®


Christina said...

The first thing I thought of when I heard the name was chicken. Haha! I clearly don't know my wines. I really love the color though. I wore a lot of it in the mid-90s.

Kelly said...

I like the color but hate the name and I think it has already been done - I wish they had picked something a bit more innovative!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love the concept and as a graphic designer I am OBSESSED, with the PMS color of the year every year. I love this one - I am sure all the tweens will say it was Kylie Jenner's lip color that inspired it.. I'd like to say that the 90's inspired it!

I love that you tied the color and the dresses for the red carpet together!!! I can't for all your recaps. I rely on you and Day Old News to give me the best recaps and fashion dish come awards season!!! ox

Lori Carey said...

Maybe they were inspired by my go-to lip color "Bare Maximum" by Revlon. Love the color and own several pieces already!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Ha! I'm with Christina! All I thought of was chicken.