Pantone Color of the Year

Brittany Moon

Marsala, no, not the chicken dish or the wine many enjoy, the Pantone Color of the Year. A similarly appealing shade to both men and women in fashion, Marsala is incredibly versatile and an equally bold statement.

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute on Pantone’s website. [Pantone’s website]

Incorporating this trendy, wine based color into an everyday wardrobe on a college budget can seem like a stretch, but is actually very manageable for both men and women.

Depending on how daring one might be with this particular shade, there is a plethora of ways in which one can wear it. If someone may be starting out on their fashion journey, they may choose to incorporate Marsala in smaller, understated ways such as a lip color or scarf for the ladies. For men, an ultra trendy sock or a pop of color in the form of a tie is a great way to add Marsala into a look.

Students who want to be more daring with their incorporation of Marsala, a simple top or skinny jean can be achieved simply and fluidly.

Some students on campus may want to dive right into Marsala and incorporate it into their every day look. One option, a huge trend among celebrities, is a completely monochromatic look, from head to toe.

Depending on the category that a person may fall under, there are a few different links below to products that are simple and contain the color Marsala. Check them out and the Pantone website for other ideas and to gain a full understanding of the color’s background. 

Get a sweater here 

Get a bow tie here

Get a lipstick here [in shade Espresso Exposed]