It’s called “MARSALA” aka PANTONE 18-1438, and personally, I love it! Pantone describes it as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls”
It’s a rich yet muted shade found as much in reproduction palettes as in casual, contemporary fabrics, from PAULA BARNES COMPANIONS and POMEGRANATE LANE and THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION to NEW AGED MUSLINS and more. Things are looking up for 2015…see? >>
How do you like Pantone’s pick? I’m sure we have lots of other MARSALA fans out there, so leave a comment below and you could win a fun little bundle of MARSALA-worthy fabrics. We’ll draw a random winner next Tuesday! — lisa s
Yes! I like it!!!!
I TOTALLY agree with Pantone – this color is very much worthy of being the color of the year. The fabrics you’ve selected to represent it are perfect.
Marsala is a wonderful color! It’s always been a part of my wardrobe, and it’s great in quilts, too!
Love the color! It’s so rich looking.
Excellent Choice! I can visualize this color throughout my home and in my wardrobe.
Pantone has chosen well. Marsala is gorgeous…it reminds me of the ‘Madder’ repro fabrics…and who doesn’t love those.
I really like the new color for 2015. Rich tones for projects in civil war and/or holiday. Look forward to seeing more fabrics with this color in 2015.
Love the rich color, one of my favorite shades. I can see me using it in several projects.
So thrilled that “marsalla” is the color of the year…saw it on the Today this morning….so excited!!!!! Love the reproductions and love the color!!! Yeah!!!!
Love this color, rich and sophisticated.
It’s a beautiful color. I’ve loved it for years, and this is the perfect name for it.
Thank you for keeping us up to date.
I am wearing that exact color today! A marsala tank top with a marsala, black and cream over shirt. How weird is that! ljbisme at msn dot com
This has been a favorite of mine for years and I’m still decorating with it…happy to see it is the 2015 color of the year 🙂
I love the colour. It is one of my favourite shades and I use it often. The range of fabrics you put together for the photo look wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Love this new color. It would work well with the colors in my house.
I never met a red that I didn’t like! The Marsala reds will work wonders with those aged muslins, too.
Beautiful color. Looks good in reproduction fabrics.
I love the color – great choice! And the fabrics are beautiful!
Wow! What a beautiful rich color. I would love to incorporate them into a quilt. Thanks for the chance.
I love Pantone’s Marsala color. I’ve always loved pink and red fabrics so naturally I will be using marsala in some of my creations! Thanks for the giveaway.
this is simply gorgeous….i’ve used this color before, paired with navy, so elegant and sophisticated looking….love it!
I love love the new color of the year. It is so soothing and goes with about anything you want to put it with. I know I will look forward to all the color combinations that come out using this color.
Love the shades of red in this grouping. Would love to have some!!
This is a beautiful color! I’m fairly new to all things sewing and I haven’t tried too many darker colors yet. This one is very rich and vibrant, I’ll definitely have to try it out! Thanks
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I really do love the new shade of red that is just a little darker and richer looking than the orangeier red of times past. I have already purchased some of those fabrics shown and since I am a primitive and traditional quilter they seem to work well for me.
I think this is a color I can live with–hated last years!
Me, too, Karen, the past few years’ Pantone colors have been pretty bad. We were due for a great one! – lisa
Oh what a beautiful color–it’s so warm and inviting! I would love to decorate with it.
I love the color. It is rich and gorgeous.
I haven’t used this color much, but I’m willing to give it a try.
Ooh! ! ! Pretty! ! ! ! Pick me! ! ! ! I have just started planning a quilt in those colors.
Love the color Merlot. Beautiful.
I love the earthy rich red color. I see it as a great choice for fall projects. Since my last name is “Wine” why wouldn’t I love this rich wine color!
my dr. Said drink red wine and eat chocolate every day! Now I can do it with fabric too!
Love, Love it. Reds have always been my favorite color, as it makes me happy.
Love the mame and would be fun to play with them!
Absolutely gorgeous – Especially paired with the black my favorite color combos.
Gorgeous. One of my favorite colors.
I love the wine red ,marsala! Just beautiful and very sophisticated!
This is a really rich look. Not my usual palette, but I could stretch to make this work in my stitching. Thanks for the opportunity!
I love the new color. It’s deep rich tones will complement many other colors. I can see it in modern quilting projects as well as a more traditional quilt project.