Raise a Glass to Pantone’s Color of the Year

If you follow design news, you’ve probably heard about Pantone’s 2015 “Color of the Year” selection: Marsala.  The company describes Marsala as, “A naturally robust and earthly red wine” that “make[s] for an elegant statement color…or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colors.”


If you like the color of the year, there’s good news: you can expect to see it pop up in fashion, beauty, fabrics, product packaging, and more.  Some businesses find unique ways to capitalize on the trend; for example, Theo Chocolate has launched limited edition fair trade bars in Marsala-colored packaging.

theo-chocolate-seattle-201412041305-2.449fbc8b-80e4-49b6-95eb-4ec4beb55157Bring some Marsala into your crafting with our All-Purpose Ink in Sedona Clay.  We stamped a Mark Richards wine bag (of course!) with All-Purpose Ink in Sedona Clay using a foam stamp.  Heat set the bag, and the ink will remain permanent.


Or get your Marsala on with StazOn Solvent Ink in Claret.  Among other ideas, it makes a great alternative to the ubiquitous pink or red on Valentine’s Day. (Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop.)


What do you think of Marsala as Pantone’s Color of the Year?  Let us know in the comments.

8 thoughts on “Raise a Glass to Pantone’s Color of the Year

  1. I love the StazOn claret color. I just wish your new StazOn colors came in the larger pad instead of the smaller size. And when can we expect refill inkers for the newer colors?

  2. I quite like it – my mother has always worn pink – maroon shades and this is a slightly “chocolatey” version that will go with them 🙂

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