Charles James at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Metropolitan Museum of Art's retrospective on couturier Charles James influenced fashion color trends. The exhibit featured vintage ballgowns in rich palette of wine reds and earthy browns. This duo of dresses graced my instagram predicting that these hues would trend in 2015. The color experts called it a "subtly seductive shade," so it's no wonder Charles James used it for his striking gowns.
|Want to know what colors will be popular next year? A trip to a museum is always a sure fire way to predict trends.|
Color TechnologyPantone also looks to technology when determining the color of the year. Maybe you've seen red-brown colored cars on the roads, like the Acura RDX, or been inspired by interior brick walls that are becoming popular again for their nostalgic feel. Utilitarian industries like cars, construction, and even electronics can embrace this color trend. Look out for Marsala headphones and iPhone cases this year.
This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily into fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.~Leatrice Eisemen, Pantone
FoodBeets, pomegranate seeds, red delicious apples, port wine... the list of Marsala-colored foods goes on! Pantone used many adjectives for the color of the year that could easily be applied to food. Satisfying, rich, and earthy like a home-cooked meal. You can incorporate the shade into your kitchen with deep brown plates and warm red napkins spread over a mahogany dinner table.
Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home.~Leatrice Eisemen
|Walls painted Benjamin Moore's Middlebury Brown, featuring original art|
In your home
Of course, the best way to add a touch of Marsala to your home is through art. A spectrum of warm tones, like in my painting featured below, will enhance red or brown walls in every space, lending a cozy feel to your environment. Marsala might be the year's biggest trend, but it will remain timeless in an interior setting. According to Pantone, you can "add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint." I recommend complementing the shade with natural or earthy paintings that feature landscapes and animals.
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