Marsala: 2015 Color of the Year

Pantone has announced Marsala is the 2015 Color of the Year. As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, describes: Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.

A few years ago I picked up a book at the library that was all about your personal associations with color. In it, the author asked me to recall my first memories of color, describe the meaning of various colors, and to identify the roots of history with my favorite shades. It was an interesting exercise as it increased my awareness of my favorite colors - which, frankly, I wasn't entirely proud of because they are pink and blue - girly shades that I didn't think were befitting a strong woman. This book brought me back to my grandmother's robin blue bedroom and helped me change my association with pink and blue from young and immature to strong and soft, shades to carry with empowerment.

Color is more powerful than many of us know. If we delve into our personal meanings, we'll find that we associate certain colors with certain traits. In examining those, you may uncover a new layer of yourself and come to appreciate color in the world differently.

If I can rediscover that book I found in the library, I will share the title here!

Marsala is a beautiful, rich, deep tone that is universally flattering, much like indigo is. We will be exploring Marsala in the Gallery over the coming year, bringing it in where it enhances our pieces and our women.

What is your first memory of your favorite color?


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