Marsala // Pantone Colour of 2015

Marsala Pantone 18-1438 was selected as the colour of the year for 2015. Pantone publishes colour intelligence on an annual basis and has done as such since 2000 They forecast the colour trend in fashion, beauty, home decor and industrial design. This year, they elected to name this colour after spices and fortified wine. Marsala has red-brown roots and is a unisex natural colour. We have found it to appear rather expensive while remaining understated and stylish. Its subtle nature has been a choice of luxury as seen pictured here with the Tudor Heritage Black Bay.

Marsala is a warm wine colour that adds a sophisticated pop of colour to any ensemble, urban or otherwise. This alternative to red is flattering for many skin tones. Experts are noting how many more variations of this colour we are seeing in both fashion and beauty.

Fashion Houses are revitalizing this colour with more pinks and purples to allow everyone to introduce it to their personal wardrobe and style. This can be seen in Bobbi Brown's lip colour in both "Blackberry" and "Spiced Wine."

Our Marsala red is offered in Mil-C-5040 and the ID marker for that class of paracord is the yellow and black thread that runs through the length of sheath as an inner thread. Other Mil-C-5040 colours Black and Tan work as complimentary colours if you are looking to balance the colour out with a parallel band.

Marsala Red is the ideal choice for the individual just starting to add some colour to their personal style. The colour has been acceptable in professional environments and can be a welcome splash of colour against an otherwise black outfit.

Though the sun is shining a little longer during the days and the temperature is rising, do not put this colour away just yet. This spring, we anticipate an emphasis on cooler and softer colours but bold colours should still be a part of your rotation as an accent. What better way to wear your heart on your sleeve than a Marsala Red survival band offered in all our collections?

Marsala Red Paracord Fast Rope
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Pantone website:

Tudor Heritage Black Bay:

Bobbi Brown's Lip Color in Blackberry