Monday, December 8, 2014


As I'm sure all of you who care have already heard, Pantone selected Marsala as their Color of the Year for 2015.

It was my least favorite color from the spring palette; I was rooting for Classic Blue to be named Color of the Year. Or Scuba Blue. Or Aquamarine. Or Toasted Almond or Glacier Gray. Pretty much anything but Marsala.

I will be very interested to see if Marsala is prominent in the craft world this year. I've already noticed it in the fashion world, if you can call a t-shirt display at Target fashion like I do. Trevor and I were gift shopping at Target the day that the Color of the Year was announced. As we walked past the clothes to get to the toys, I noticed a display of t-shirts that were a perfect match to the Spring 2015 Fashion Color Report. I wish I'd thought to take a picture, but I did not. I did, however, spontaneously throw a Marsala shirt into our cart.

I tried it on when we got home, expecting to hate it and have to return it. I rarely wear reds because of the way they look with my hair and skin, but the brownish undertone of the Marsala was different. I didn't hate it. Not only did I not hate it, I actually liked it. When we took our Christmas photos yesterday, I wore the Marsala.

Photo by Trevor

Bring on the Marsala scrapbook supplies! I have some scrapping to do.


  1. Lovely photo and the color DOES look really good on you!
    I love the way I look in red (and dark pink) so maybe I will give Marsala a try too!

  2. Ohhhhhhh I love that color!! And it works on me cause of my dark hair and skin :) Yellow is the color I can't do ... I look like a bumblebee! LOL!!! :)

  3. I love your shirt and I think you look beautiful, but I still can't get behind that color as the color of the year.

  4. It really DOES look good on you! ;) But I agree, I don't really see it as a very exciting color for a "Color of the YEAR!" It's just not my favorite.

  5. It looks great on you! Love this color :)