Pantone announced the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year as Marsala and Leatrice Eiseman described it best “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth”.
Below is what Pantone stated on their site.
A TASTEFUL HUE
Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.
A UNIFYING ELEMENT
The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.
A Hearty Yet Stylish Tone
Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.