Every year like clockwork, we excitedly await the December arrival of Pantone's prediction for which color will be ubiquitous for the year ahead. As expected, there's bound to be a bit of debate where superlatives are concerned — and this year’s choice probably won't be an exception. Pantone announced today that its 2015 Color Of The Year is Marsala, a reddish-brown shade that's not quite as bright as Adobe clay but not as deep as brick.
Following in the path of this year's Radiant Orchid and 2013's Emerald Green, next year's winning hue can already been spotted on the spring '15 runway, as WSJ reports. They cite Dries Van Noten (seen below) and Louis Vuitton as examples, and we remember seeing tons of brown from the likes of The Row and Trademark, which suggested a return for the neutral.
However, we love that Pantone's official selection is slightly more pink than your basic brown. It's a color that we can see translated into metallic fabrics (like at Dries), knitted together in a cozy, oversized sweater, or on the sleek front of a minimalist tote bag. Go ahead and weigh in below on where you stand.