Please allow me to wish one and all a very Happy New Year.
Today we take a look at Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. Pantone 18-1438 - Marsala.
There are no gemstones that match or resemble this color. About as close as I can come is Mahogany Obsidian.
The funny thing is that Pantone can't seem to get it to be the same color or tone all the time either.
This sample has more brown tones and is a deeper / richer example of the color. But does not match the tone above.
The Make-Up chain store Sephora has even gotten into the act with their eye shadow and lipstick lines.
This does not make for an attractive color, the poor model looks rather wounded.
However it does a make for interesting furniture accessories or an article of clothing.
All I can say is, "Good luck with that." The Fashion Powers that be and others seem to extol the new as wonderful, anything new, it doesn't seem to matter what it is or what it looks like, It's new therefore it is awesome.
I'll say what we're all thinking, this is a terrible color. It's ugly and isn't appropriate for fashion of any kind. There, I said it.
Thank you for stopping in and having a read.
The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.