I am so excited Pantone announced the color of the year for 2015- Marsala 18-1438. To make things even better, for those of you who are like me and don't enjoy waiting, CND is showcasing some already existing colors in their Vinylux line that are tres Marsala.
Pantone calls Marsala "a naturally robust and earthy wine red, [it] enriches our minds, bodies, and souls. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
The Versatility of Marsala
- Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-tocolor for beauty, providing a captivating pop of color for nails.
- Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors"
According to CND, "What better way to experiment with such a rich and full-bodied color than on your nails? CND’s VINYLUX® Weekly Polish collection includes a variety of Marsala-esque shades that are perfect for incorporating 2015’s Color of the Year into your daily look!"
And well all know how much I absolutely Love CND's Vinylux. ("a two-part system consisting of a Color Coat that adheres directly to the nail, eliminating the need for a base coat, and Top Coat with ProLight Technology, that increases in durability with exposure to natural light. The system dries in 8 ½ minutes for a full week of chip-free wear!")
Some of the Marsala inspired shades include:
Crimson Sash: a deep shimmering cranberry red. Reminds me of the limited edition CHANEL shade Malice #637.
Bloodline: a dark red creme with blue undertones. A great everyday sophisticated shade.
Decadence: a true red creme, with blue undertones. It is much lighter than "Bloodline" mentioned prior.
Scarlet Letter: a classic bright red creme. This was the lightest of all the shades mentioned. This is an everyday year round red as well. You can't go wrong with.
Masquerade: a deep shimmering berry.
(all swatches shown here are two coats).
I personally really like Marsala. I think it is a pleasant neutral shade that suits both men and women well. It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the spring and summer months. Perhaps with a glitter sheen, or a matte finish, playing around with the texture and appearance of the color might breathe new light into it as the weather warms up.
Nonetheless, with the five shades discussed above you have an excellent start to being right on trend. They all painted on incredibly smoothly, and had excellent coverage in two coats. My personal favorites include: Crimson Sash, Bloodline, and Decadence.
For professionals wishing to recreate the Marsala inspired nail art shown, click here http://www.cnd.com/nail-salon-services/nail-fashion for step-by-step instructions.
For more information on CND and their Vinylux line, check out their website: http://www.cnd.com/
For more information on Pantone, you can also check them out online here: http://www.pantone.com/