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Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

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Coffee Breaks with ISLM: What I Think of Marsala

So Pantone announced the color for 2015 to be Marsala and even though i am not the one to actually show much interest in the colors of the year but when this robust, earthy shade of wine was announced, I just had to talk to you guys about it...

If anyone's wondering, Marsala gets its name from an Italian city called... well... Marsala, that is famous for a wine that is produced in the region that again goes by the name... Errr... Marsala :) So, in short yeah, the color Marsala is the color of a wine. However, it differs from the shade Bordeaux (it is also a type of wine) in a way that Bordeaux is richer and deeper and more Purple while Marsala is earthier, more brown and well for me a little muddy as well.

Looking at all the hullabaloo that is doing the rounds of the beauty and fashion blogosphere about Marsala and the way people have been oohing and aahing about this particular shade, I for one feel that I am perhaps missing out on what the big deal is about this particular shade of wine!

I for one, am not a fan of Marsala...

There! I said it! I feel it is lacks the richness of Emerald (Pantone 2013), lacks the vitality of Royal Orchid (Pantone 2014) or lacks the youthfulness of Tangerine Tango (Pantone 2012)...

Though of course, Marsala inspired palettes in the makeup world would be available in abundance as it is a shade that looks good in makeup but I feel it is shade that is good as an accompanying color and not the 'main' shade of a makeup look. If it is cast in a leading role then it would require help from other shades to make it pop!

Then again color is personal and the way different colors appeal to a person is really relative!

So you'll need to tell me what your take is, on the Pantone Color of 2015 - Marsala!

Btw, Marsala sounds so much like Masala and thus makes me think of the color that would be created if we mixed Red chili powder and cinnamon powder :P


  1. I quite like this color, quite versatile and wearable. And it looks good on almost all Indian skintones :)

    1. Yup! lots of people seem to be of a similar opinion Dollie :)

  2. I'm not a big fan too…. although Rekha used and abused that color in the 80s…lol

  3. I actually read it as Masala only first :D It could totally be a masala colour.


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