Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

If you haven’t heard, Marsala is officially the color of year by Pantone. The color is a neutral, earthy, and almost burgundy brown. It simply is elegant, subtle, yet serves great for an accent. As Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman would call it “a vintage but neutral feel, which evokes pleasant memories,” this hue is going to be the new black for 2015. Below are some fab products and items of the year in the color Marsala.


Want to find out how you can decorate, style or even wear the color Marsala? Continue reading to find out the most fabulous products and items of the year in the color Marsala.

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First off, let’s talk about the paint color. A paint color that is close to the color Marsala (AND my favorite) is the Maple Leaf Red by Benjamin Moore. Marsala is a brown that is quite dirty and as a wall paint color, it’s just not up my alley. The Maple Lead Red however, has a red undertone to it which is easy to brighten up with white such as using white wall frames or white floating shelves.

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If you want to use to true Marsala paint, you can choose to paint a shelve, cupboard, or pieces around the house as accents!

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Here’s some things you can put around the house as accents!

1-Madison Leather Chair by One Kings Lane; 2-Scented Candles by Ikea; 3-Faltware by Anthropologie; 4-Pillow by West Elm; 5-Desk by Threshold via Target; 6-Knit Throw by One Kings Lane; 7-Lampshade by Ikea; 8-City Bikes by Brooklyn Bicycle Co.; 9-Arm Chair by Anthropologie


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Marsala is a neutral hue though it may be mistaken as a warm color by some people. The good news is, you can wear this color regardless of your skin undertone. If you have a subtle blue or green eye, Marsala can really help pop the eye color! If you have brown, Marsala can create a deeper and sophisticated look. If you’re afraid of using such bold color throughout the eyelids, you can also try the liquid eyeliner by Sephora.

I picked out some products that are not only easy to wear, but also suits most skin color.


1-Cooling Marsala Multi Stick by Sephora+Pantone Universe; 2-Crème Smooth Lip Color in Midtone Brown Nude by Laura Mercier; 3-Lip Color in Rum Raisin by Bobbi Borwn; 4-Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio by Sephora+Pantone Universe


Marsala can be a dark color for spring, but if you opt for lighter hue or with more red tint, then you can still pull it off all year round. If brown isn’t so much your thing, a darker burgundy can also do! Don’t forget, sexy and sophisticated is the look you’re going for with this color.

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1- Patent Shoes by H&M; 2-iPhone Case by GiGi New York; 3-Bralette by Talula via Aritzia; 4-Ankle boots by Rag & Bone; 5-Watch by Marc by Marc Jacobs; 6-Shoulder Bag by Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop

Share and Comment on how you plan on styling Marsala this year!

Stay Amazing!

– Little Ms. Everything

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