Yes, you heard right. Pantone announced yesterday that its 2015 Color of the Year is Marsala, which it describes as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.”

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Although not quite as bright and pretty as this year’s Radiant Orchid, Marsala’s rusty undertones will be easy to integrate into everything from our wardrobes to our décor. And as a matter of fact, it’s already been spotted on the spring 2015 runways.

I know what you’re thinking. The name alone doesn’t sound so appealing (chicken marsala, anyone?). But after seeing Dries Van Noten and Louis Vuitton incorporate it into their spring collections, I must say, I’m eager to give it a try.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 5, 2014

Sure, rich jewel tones and a tapestry of dark hues are dominating our fall wardrobes – but Pantone’s just-released Spring 2015 color report has me looking toward sunnier days. With fashion month wrapping up this week in Paris, the color authority has analyzed the runway shows and pulled ten swatches to sum up the season’s collections. Blues and sunset shades are the focus – led by the cool Aquamarine – with soft neutrals to support.

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In the report, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman describes the palette: “Soft cool hues blended with subtle warm tones create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

In addition to Aquamarine, blues reminiscent of a dreamy pool were highlighted. Scuba Blue is tropical, Lucite Green has a soothing feel, and Classic Blue is a deep contrast to the lighter shades. Neutrals include Toasted Almond, not unlike a sandy beach, and Glacier Gray, a blank canvas for bright colors. Rounding off the list are Strawberry Ice and Tangerine on the vivid end of the spectrum, with Custard and Marsala serving as strong anchors.

Come spring, there will be a hue for every mood – and building off the unusual color combos trend, all these picks play well togehter.

Read more at pantone.com.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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September 30, 2014

 
A new season means a new color palette. So, we asked Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, for some expert advice. Here, she gives us a rundown of summer’s must-have hues and color combos.

Pantone's Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer's Must-Have Hues

  1. Greys have been big the past few seasons. Opt for shades like Paloma – over black – for your go-to neutral this summer and fall.
  2. This season calls for a little excitement. Wear two equally bold hues, like Cayenne and Orange Freesia, for an unexpected pairing reminiscent of summer’s bright blooms.
  3. Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year – is more versatile than people think. Try it in small doses first with accessories or makeup, as it’s a very skin-enhancing color.

 
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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer 

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July 3, 2014

No one knows color like Pantone. So we’re obviously banking on its spring color picks to fill our closet.

1. Radiant Orchid was named 2014 Color of the Year, but we have a feeling we’ll be wearing it straight through 2015.

2. Forget a pop of yellow. Freesia is worth wearing all over.

3. Celosia Orange–hued lipstick? It’s at the top of our makeup must-have list.

4. We’re adding some flavor to our wardrobe with a little Cayenne this season.

5. Heels. Dresses. Jackets. We’ll take them all in Dazzling Blue, please.

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April 8, 2014

The experts at Pantone have spoken: Radiant Orchid is 2014’s color of the year. A shade of purple with fuchsia and pink undertones, Pantone describes the color as a “surprisingly versatile shade” that can be worn by both men and women.

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I know what you’re thinking – fuchsia for men? It’s a hard enough for women to wear without looking like Barbie. But before you shoot down Pantone’s prediction, just remember Emerald, 2013’s color of the year. It was everywhere. Which means you should probably prepare yourself for plenty of pinky-purple dresses, sofas, walls, and more. In fact, Radiant Orchid has already made it into Juicy Couture’s and Yoana Baraschi’s Spring 2014 collections. And you know what? I don’t hate it.

Read more about Radiant Orchid at The Wall Street Journal.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 5, 2013

The return to bright colors is the best part of spring – besides the warm weather, of course. And thanks to the color authority (also known as Pantone) we have a little easy-to-use guide that’s like our pocket-sized spring-trend guru. But if all-out color isn’t your thing, you can still stay true to your inner fashionista with a statement bauble in the season’s hottest hues. Try out any of these candy-colored pieces with everything from jeans and a tee to an LBD, then sit back and soak up the sartorial praise.

Accessorize with Pantone's Top Fashion Colors for Spring

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 3, 2013

How to Wear Emerald

Jewel-tone hues are making a comeback – in a big way. Pantone, the leading authority on color trends, has ruled emerald as the color of the year for 2013, and we can’t wait to start incorporating it into our closets. Here’s how:

Start small. Try mixing the color into your accessories first. A pair of teardrop earrings, a statement necklace, or an eye-catching bracelet (like the one above) boasting the shade will automatically boost your day-to-day wardrobe.

Contrast. Pair this tone with different textures (think wool and silk or chiffon and leather) and other complementary shades, like navy, for a look that makes a statement – but not too loudly.

Make it your basic. Opt for this rich color instead of reaching for your go-to white V-neck the next time you feel like dressing down.

Dress it up. Say goodbye to your favorite LBD and show up to your next cocktail party draped in this lush tone.

Switch up your shoes. Now would be the perfect time to swap your standard black pumps for a pair of emerald suede heels (sky-high encouraged).

Clutch it. Nothing inserts a pop of color into an outfit like a unique bag. A metallic leather clutch in this rich shade will add an unexpected touch to an otherwise toned-down blazer-and-heels ensemble.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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January 3, 2013

 

Welcome: Tom and Giselle’s newest bundle of joy, Vivian Lake. Looks like the world just got a little more beautiful.

Know: Pantone just unveiled its 2013 color of the year. We bet a lot of hues are green with envy out there.

Watch: A little something to hold you over until season 2 of Girls premieres in January.

Check out: Burberry Prorsum’s Year in Review by Trevor Undi. Obsessed? Yeah, us too.

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week or tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 10, 2012