marsala {pantone 2015 color of the year}

posted on December 12th, 2014

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guess what?  pantone released its color of the year..wait for it..MARSALA!  huh?  i am sure they know best..who am i to question..but let’s be real..look at it..this is the color.  i mean.  wah.  my darling friend blogger erin gates posted about it this week and decided we need a do over..make it santorini blue she cries!

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because those of us who lived through the 70’s remember this tragedy.
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oh pantone!  do not pretend that you are bordeaux or oxblood or crimson..a color i could wrap my brain around..as you do in this farce..uh..people the color on the left has very little to do with the clothing on the right..right?

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and further here the media provides more examples of clothing we are meant to imagine are marsala..but they are not.  oh no..they are not.

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i mean..shit..i love bordeaux!

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wait.  then this am. i saw rihanna.  heart stoppingly beautiful.  and there it was.  a modern version of Marsala that works.

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and then it hit me.  woops i own it.  my beloved blockshop saddle blanket scarf is…marsala!  ret ro.  guess i will have to rethink this.

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One response to “marsala {pantone 2015 color of the year}”

  1. Kaja Gam says:

    I couldn’t agree more! My reaction was the same: what?? this lifeless mud??- And I have seen a few fabric versions already that slavishly have followed the Pantone color – it is boring – However it is spurring all kinds of spins on that color – I like a strong deep blue next to it – or I take a color that is much deeper and call it “Marsala II” – even though it is a warm earthy red/blue-brown. It goes great with dusty violet or almost mauve.

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