It went by oxblood last year, and after a short time, it’s back to just burgundy this fall, but the reddish purple shade has been given a new honor and new name for 2015. Introducing Pantone’s Color of 2015, Marsala. Basically burgundy with a fancy new name with wine roots, it’s a slightly earthier take on the tone. But for all intents and purposes, to the untrained eye, those new burgundy shoes you purchased this fall will qualify as that trendy new shade ~mArSaLa~. While most of us don’t think about getting dressed based on Pantone’s Color of the Year, their color pick usually finds its way into fashion, so don’t be surprised when you see marsala everywhere this year. Even though it’s basically a deep red, you may be wondering how to wear marsala — and what colors to wear it with.The fancy name kind of throws you, right?
The fresh way to wear this wine red is either as a set, from head to toe, or as an accent for a luxe infusion of color that feels more refined than your classic red but still offers an elegant impact. When deciding what to pair marsala with, treat it like a red. I love the deep burgundy with navy or black, camel, and it looks incredibly chic with ivory or a winter white (you know I love wearing white in fall and winter).
If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas for how to wear Pantone’s Color of the Year, here’s how to wear Marsala — and which colors pair best with the deep red shade.