12 Ways to wear Pantone Colour of the Year Marsala

It is always interesting to see what Colour Experts Pantone, pick for their colour of  the year. The choice for 2015?  Probably something you were wearing 20 years ago, it is deliciously reminiscent of the 90s browns:  Say Hello to Marsala.

This year’s colour has had mixed responses when it was revealed earlier this year.

Ranging from:

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.



…rust, the grimy, gag-inducing type that lines corners or frat boy dormitory-style bathrooms. Or blood, the freaky dried kind whose iron content has been exposed to the air long enough to evoke a dull brick…


Where Pantone makes connections to beautiful, warm, fortified wines, and pomegranate, others have described it more leaning towards mystery meat, liver and meatloaf.


Ok then.

I love it. It is my kinda colour. This colour works so well in Interior design, in fashion and especially in make up.  As much as I loved last year’s Radiant Orchid ‘s pop of mauve pink colour, this year is far more grown up. Marsala lipstick has to be one of my favourite colour, and the richness of the colour lends itself well in clothes and interior design alike. I can give you the correct pantone colour number if you like, but I tend to think that Marsala is open to interpretation. Different shades of wine/alcohol  is what I would like to see, from Burgundy, to a cognac, and to even a rose gold. So beautiful in a monochrome palette. Enough gushing, you can tell I like it.

We will all just have to agree to disagree, shall we?


So here are 12 ways to incorporate this colour into your wardrobe, and your life.


1. on a great night out



2. on a special date

Elle Macpherson Intimates Golden talisman Trimmed Silk Chiffon Cami
Elle Macpherson Intimates Collection from Net a Porter AU$178.94


3. On your bum

Asos Midi pencil skirt
Asos Midi pencil skirt


4. on your nails

MAC Gadabout Girl Nail Lacquer
MAC Gadabout Girl Nail Lacquer


5. on your lips

Mac Sin



6. on your eyes

Nars Matte Eyeshadow New Yorkjpg
Nars Matte Eyeshadow New York


7. on your boobs

Triumph Sloggi Embrace Convertible bra
Triumph Sloggi Embrace Convertible bra. On Sale for AU$19


8.On your body to keep you warm

Witchery Textured Knit AU$129.95


9.  on your feet to keep you looking streetsmart

Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Force Mid Burgundy Trainers $145.00


10. On your feet to keep them dry

Hunter Boots from the Iconic AU$169


11. in your hand, just because


12. on your head because it is freakin gorgeous

Masala Hair Colour via Stylecracker.com



So what do you think? Are you team Yuk or are you team Gorj?


Til Next time,



About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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