Friday, December 26, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala- Wet n Wild Haze of Love and Mentality 24k Gold

Now that Christmas is officially over and done with lets all rush on to the next big thing: New Years! One of my favorite things of the new year is Pantone's choosing of Color of the Year. I've been obsessed with color ever since I was old enough to discover the beautiful world of Rainbow Bright. As a kid my parents always had to wrestle me away from the paint chips at the hardware store.. no, apparently those weren't there for me to take one of each every time we went down that aisle.

This year's color is Marsala- a rich earthy red wine shade. I immediately thought of Haze of Love by Wet n Wild. The color looks very Marsala in the bottle, but on the nail it tends to darken up unless viewing in bright light. Still, an excellent option for the price. If you'd like to read more about this color and how it was chosen check out the Pantone site.

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala- Wet n Wild Haze of Love and Mentality 24k Gold

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala
Picture credit: Pantone
I paired my Marsala with gold for a luxurious look. I used OPI's Love.Angel.Music.Baby for the gold nails, topped with loose glitter from Born Pretty placed in triangle shapes on the pinkie and index fingers. On my other accent nails I used 24k Gold from Mentality which is real gold leaf flakes in a clear base. I used a toothpick to fish out and place bigger chunks of gold leaf for more dense coverage.

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala- Wet n Wild Haze of Love and Mentality 24k Gold

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala- Wet n Wild Haze of Love and Mentality 24k Gold

 So far I've heard really mixed feelings about the color for 2015. I happen to be leaning firmly into the love it camp. How do you feel about this one? 

2 comments:

  1. I love these colours together! I'm slowly warming up to marsala... haha.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy spreading the love for Marsala. :)

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